Team Sorting at the Saddle Creek!
EVENT VIDEO COVERAGE BY ALEXIS GOULD AND JACOB GOULD – ENJOY!
The Hidden Hills Horseman Committee invites Y’all to a shindig you won’t soon forget! Where else in L.A. can you walk (or golf-cart-it) to a day packed with COWS, HORSES, BBQ (cows you can eat) and fun for the whole family! Spectators get in for FREE and you can picnic on the lawn. 8:30 Registration – 9:00 Clinic – 10:30 Team Sorting. Participant fees: $10 Resident, $25 Non-resident.
In ranch or team sorting, the riders are faced with a herd of 10 calves, with each calf numbered zero to nine. A judge then calls out a number. Say the judge calls out “three.” The riders will then begin sorting the cattle, moving them from one pen to another, beginning with the number three calf and moving on sequentially.
Order is essential – so any cow that crosses the line, either out of order or carrying the wrong number will result in a ‘no time’ for the team. This is why one contestant will focus on isolating the appropriate calf while the other makes sure that the remaining calves don’t move prematurely into the other pen. Time is of the essence, making this challenging sport even more exciting as the clock ticks. In seconds, riders can find their specified cow, separate it from the herd and move as many calves as possible to the other pen — in order — within 60 seconds.
Sorting offers participants the opportunity to incorporate skills in a fast-paced, fun, team oriented competition while embracing the roots of the western lifestyle.