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Special Event

Nebraska Western Heritage Cattle Sorting School and Competition

9:00 am
Fonner Park
700 E Stolley Park Rd
Grand Island NE 68801
Kathy Anderson, (402) 472-6414,
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension is hosting a two-part Cattle Sorting School and Competition, 9 a.m., June 30, 2018, at Fonner Park, Grand Island, Neb. In the school, separate adult and youth classes will be held. Cost for riders is $60 if pre-registered by June 22. After that, the cost is $75. Non-riding auditors can attend at no charge. Preregistration can be done at

Western Heritage sorting is for those who excel in slow and quiet cattle handling. Riders are limited to a trot or slower, and verbal noise directed to influence cattle is prohibited. Western Heritage Sorting follows other standard Cinch Ranch Sorting National Championship rules. Come out and try something new and different with your horses! No experience necessary for either your horse or you.

Each school registrant receives a Cinch-RSNC graduation certificate, Sorting School t-shirt, a complimentary one-year Cinch-RSNC membership and other gifts.

The Western Heritage Cattle Sorting School is facilitated by Cinch-RSNC, and is for the ranch horse and rider team that wants to become more skilled in working cattle correctly.

School classes on Saturday will include: Riding and Training Horses to Work Cattle, Working/Handling Cattle Horseback, Performance Horse Health Status Check, and Mechanics/Strategies Used in Ranch Sorting.

The day will culminate with a Western Heritage Cattle Sorting Competition that will include Beginner and Rookie classes. Beginner classes are for those with none too little cattle experience, Rookie classes are for those with some cattle experience.

Beginner and Rookie classes are $23 per run with pick/draw partner, and a 50 percent payback. Maximum of five runs. The top teams will receive beautiful Dennis Moreland Tack trophy spurs. Awards to Reserve Champion and Runner Up teams in each division plus to the top 4-H/Youth team.

Books open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, and close at 4 p.m. The Sorting begins at 4:30 p.m.

Coordinators for the event are the Nebraska Extension and Cinch-RSNC.

Sponsors are Total Feeds, DM Tack, Fonner Park, Nebraska Cattlemen, and ZinPro.

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This event originated in Acreage.