Yesterday we learned the fine art of Poker Sorting….
And today, with 37MPH wind (50MPH gusts) and lots of rain, there were a few crazy people who actually made it to the Fairgrounds for the contest! Thank you to Dawn for some nice hot food and drinks. And thank you to Doug Glenn for coming up in this weather! Lets hope that our next sorting event has some better weather! Here are a few shots from today’s event…not very clear, I was trying to take pictures while on my horse and she was pretty concerned that the wind was going to take the roof off!
Poker Sorting Updates!
Due to the late notice for Poker Sorting PAID memberships can still be purchased which allows you to participate in the Western Regionals Poker Sorting contest being held Saturday (August 6) and Sunday (August 7) during our own Del Norte County Fair!
For riders wishing to qualify, 24 goes must be completed. These goes could have been at the January Poker Sorting contest, the March 12 & 13 contest (this weekend) or the May 7th contest.
Qualifying Special open to paid members! Saturday, March 12th from 3PM – 6PM! NO CATTLE FEES! It is only $3 per go/per person for up to 12 rides! These rides are for qualifications purposes only and do not count for the Jackpot payout for our local series.
Reminder: There are still openings for the Poker Sorting Clinic this Saturday, March 12th! The two clinic times are 9AM-12PM and 12PM-3PM. Sign up at the Fair Office!
This Sunday, March 13th Poker Sorting for our sorting series (you must sort in 4 of the 6 to qualify for the Jackpot payout). Sorting starts at 9AM and should run until about 3PM. The divisions are Open, Adult/Youth, and Youth/Youth…signups begin Sunday at 8AM!
Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour…Daylight Savings is at 2AM on Sunday morning!
COST:The clinics are being held in 2 sessions: 8AM-12PM and 12PM-3PM. The cost is $25 for Grange members and $30 for non-members with a $10 cattle fee. There are still some spots available! This is a great way to introduce you’re horse to cattle and warm up your skills for the contest! The sign-up sheet is at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds office. For more information, please contact Helen Ferguson at 707-218-5769.
The Sorting contest will begin at 9AM, opening at 8AM for sign-ups. The cost is $40 per team with a $10 per person cattle fee. So remember…if you have more than one team, you only pay the $10 cattle fee once!