Gymkhanas

gymkhana

Gymkhana is a term used in the United Kingdom, East coast of the United States, and other English-speaking nations to describe an equestrian event consisting of speed pattern racing and timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children’s participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.

In most of the Western United States, this type of competition is usually called an “O-Mok-See” (also spelled O Mok See or “Omoksee”) competition, a term derived from a Native American phrase meaning “games on horseback.” However, the term gymkhana is used in California.

Gymkhana and O-Mok-See classes include timed speed events such as barrel racingkeyhole race, keg race (also known as “down and back”), flag race, and pole bending. All of these events are designed to display precise, controlled actions and tight teamwork between horse and rider at speed, although most clubs offer a variety of classes, allowing riders to compete at the speed level they are most capable of, and comfortable with.

Sunday, February 9, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds Westernaires Building
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Jeffco Mounted Search & Rescue

Sunday, March 9, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds Westernaires Building
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Jeffco Mounted Search & Rescue

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds Westernaires Building
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Jeffco Mounted Search & Rescue

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Copper Cowboys

Saturday, May 17, 2014 – postponed
Jeffco Main Rodeo Arena
Registration at 10 am, Events start at 11 am
Hosted by CGRA

Sunday, June 1, 2014 – cancelled
Jeffco Fairgrounds
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Copper Cowboys

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Jeffco Table View Arena
Registration at 10 am, Events start at 11 am
Hosted by CGRA

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Jeffco Main Rodeo Arena
Registration at 10 am, Events start at 11 am
Hosted by CGRA

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Copper Cowboys

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Jeffco Table View Arena
Registration at 10 am, Events start at 11 am
Hosted by CGRA

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Copper Cowboys

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Jeffco Table View Arena
Registration at 10 am, Events start at 11 am
Hosted by CGRA

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Copper Cowboys

Sunday, September 28, 2014
Jeffco Fairgrounds
Registration at 7:30 am, Events start at 9 am
Hosted by Copper Cowboys

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Jeffco Event Center
Registration at 10 am, Events start at 11 am
Hosted by CGRA