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Canadian Cowboy Challenge

September 3, 2017

Riverwood Ranch Presents the Canadian Cowboy Challenge

Riverwood Ranch is excited to host our 2nd Annual Canadian Cowboy Challenge. Join us for an exciting September long weekend full of horsemanship, obstacles and fun!

About the Challenge
” A Canadian Cowboy Challenge entices riders to take their horses through a series of obstacles which challenge a riders horsemanship and trust in their horse. Riders are separated by division based on age and skill and the competition is marked via point system. The events encourage riders to develop “a soft feel, fluid movement, speed and courage along with a willingness to move forward in a true partnership between horse and rider” (Canadian Cowboy Challenge, 2016).

September 2, 2017– Saturday – Obstacle Play Day

September 3, 2017- Sunday- Canadian Cowboy Challenge 

September 4, 2017- Monday (Labor Day) – River Run Trail Ride

Outdoor Grass Course: RAIN OR SHINE: Man Made and Trail courses Available

For more information about the Canadian Cowboy Association and to register for this event. Please click HERE. Rules, regulations and sign up forms are available on this website. All registrations for this event must be made via the CCC website.


Event Itinerary
September 2nd (Saturday)- Obstacle Play Day

Hours of Operation: 10am- 6pm
$25 a dollars per horse
Riders of all levels and ages are welcome to come to the obstacle play day. Bring your horse and try a variety of obstacles for desensitization practice. Both our man made and trail courses will be available! We encourage all riders to work at your own pace and enjoy the day! Riders are allowed to come and go from the course as they please throughout the time period. Wranglers will be available at all times to help riders achieve their goals. There is no registration required for this event.


September 3 2017- Canadian Cowboy Challenge
Class Order                           (First walk through will begin at 8:45am)
1. Novice
2. Shootin Sprouts
3. Youth
4. Buckin Crazy
5. Open
6. Non Pro
7. Rookie
8. LEAD LINE CLASS- $15 entry free per ride paid on competition day

  • Prizes available in each class
  • Points awarded as per CCC regulations
  • All levels of experience are welcome! This will be a family friendly event so feel free to join in on the fun or come spectate


September 4 2017- Riverwood Ranch River Run Trail Ride
Now that you have competed in the challenge, utilize the horsemanship and skills you have gained to master the open trail.  Join us on our annual River Run Trail Ride as we head out on the slopes of the Pembina River. The River Run is a full day trail ride where riders will explore the Pembina Valley.  With a minimum of six river crossings, this is a scenic day for anyone looking to relax out on the water. The day will be full of beautiful river views! A home cooked country lunch and dinner are also included! Reservation is required so please contact us for more information and pricing.

  • This event is only welcome to riders with an intermediate or experienced riding level
  • All riders must be of 14 years of age
  • Riverwood Ranch horse rentals are available for all experience levels

Riverwood Ranch has Donated FREE CAMPING for this event! COME FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND!

Breakfast and Lunch concessions will be available Saturday and Sunday!

A Campfire social will be held on Saturday and Sunday Evening!  Everyone is Welcome to Attend!

Please contact the ranch for prices and for more information


September 3, 2017


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