Fair will offer wide variety of equestrian events; Monday deadline to enter

RBC I Rio Blanco County Fair will play host to many equine events July 25-26 in the main arena at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds in Meeker. Cowboys and cowgirls can enter in the team roping, horse show and all-around competition throughout the event.
All equine entries are due Monday to the CSU Extension Office in Meeker.

The horse show and all-around competition start July 26 at 8:30 a.m. Class entries are due July 21 at 5 p.m. at the Extension Office. Changes after July 21 will result in a late fee.
Riders can compete in a variety of different classes such as halter, western horsemanship, hunt seat equitation over fences, cloverleaf barrel race, ranch working cow and more. Premiums for all classes, expect lead line, will be in place for all competitors and will be paid out immediately following each class.
The all-around competition winner will be announced at the end of the day to the exhibitor who exhibits and shows the best in the combination of the traditional horse show and the all-around show all on the same horse.
To be eligible, the rider must participate in ranch halter, western pleasure, western horsemanship, keyhole race, flag race, pole bending, cloverleaf barrel race, ranch trail course, ranch working cow class, ranch head horse class and ranch heel horse class.
July 25 brings the team roping competition to the arena at 6 p.m. Entries will be taken at 5 p.m.
Run as a jackpot roping, the event features five categories (Mixed Team and Century Team, Switch Ender Team roping, junior/senior and all-girls, junior youth and open roping). The roping portion of the all-around horse competition will also take place on Friday.
For more information, pick up a Fair Book or call the Extension Office at 878-9490.