Entries must be paid in full before your space will be reserved as part of the 20 limit.
Four steers will be used per team. Teams consist of four participants who compete in all four activities concurrently. The team with the fastest time will be announced as winner. Activities can be done in any order or sequence. TEa members may complete multiple activities at the same time.
Time starts when all team members cross the start line. Time ends and is called when all activities are completed and all team members are seated on the bed of the truck in the middle of the arena and all feet are off the ground. Time will be limited to 7 minutes.
Penning - One steer must be sorted from herd and placed in the designated pen. The pen gate must be shut and latched. The steer must remain in the pen until the conclusion of the team's time.
Doctoring - One steer is roped and must have a legal head catch (rope must go over the nose) and leg catch (one or two legs). The steer must be marked (to simulate a shot was given) and ropes removed to be considered a qualifying run.
Trailer Loading - One steer is roped and must have a legal head catch and must be loaded into the trailer. All ropes must be removed from the steer and out of the trailer. The trailer door must be shut and latched to be considered a qualifying run. No horses will be allowed to remain in the trailer with the steer.
Mugging - One steer is roped and must have a legal head catch (rope must go over nose), steer must be thrown by hand and any three legs tied. Once all three legs are tied, the head rope must be removed. The steer must remain tied until the conclusion of the team's time.
1.) Colorado & Out of State Origin - Required and must be provided to Vet Check personnel at the gate upon arrival and must be within 5 Days of arrival to the State Fairgrounds. The Colorado State Vet has the right to change the health requirements prior to the start of Fair if there is a disease outbreak in Colorado or in the Neighboring states. Please check the Colorado State Fair website prior to coming to see if the Health Requirements have changed. Horses entering grounds will be subject to examination by the State Veterinarian’s office. Any animal found showing evidence of infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases may be immediately withdrawn from the rodeo and held in quarantine at owner’s risk and expense until properly treated and recovered, or until properly released in order to return to owner’s premises following treatment.
2.) Out of State Origin - NEGATIVE test for Equine Infectious Anemia (AGID or ELISA) required and must be provided to the Official State Veterinarian’s for the Colorado State Fair at time of arrival, and must be dated no more than one (1) year from date of arrival.
1. Equine Infectious Anemia – No Test Required
2. Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) - Notices on Vesicular stomatitis will be issued prior to
the event as requested by the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office. We
appreciate all exhibitors’ participating in state mandated policies.
3. Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) - Notices on EHV will be issued prior to the event as
requested by the Colorado State Veterinarian’s Office. We appreciate all
exhibitors’ participating in state mandated policies.
a. Equine Herpes virus is a common virus that occurs in horses. Two strains,
1 and 4, are most common and may cause respiratory disease, abortion, and
nervous system disease in horses. Strain 1, or EHV-1, has been shown in
certain cases to cause damage to blood vessels in the central nervous system
which can lead to spinal cord damage and in some cases death to horses
affected by it. It can take 4-6 days for signs of illness to begin and signs such
as nasal discharge, urine dribbling or difficulty walking may be preceded by a
fever of short duration.
4. The state fair encourages all participants to consider the following disease
control measures including avoiding direct contact between horses, not sharing
water buckets and tack without first disinfecting, and monitoring your horse’s
temperature. If your horse shows signs of illness notify the secretary office to
obtain veterinary assistance.