Each season we award the Anza Lions Silver Buckle to the rider who accumulates the most points in their division. There are 6 divisions from Lead Line thru to Old Timers and 6 buckles will be awarded in November.
IMPORTANT! Want to win a buckle? Here's how to get the highest points for your division.
1) Stay in the same division throughout the season. We realize that you may have a birthday mid-season or that you switch from Lead Line to another division such as Pee Wee however your points are accumulated against the competitors in your division and to be fare to all concerned those points do not transfer between divisions mid-season. In short, if you switch mid-season your points accumulate from that point on.
2) It definitely pays to make it to each gymkhana. It is not always the fastest rider who wins the buckle... the most consistent rider takes wins the buckle. We've had many fast riders who can not make all the events and other riders who make every event end up acquiring the High Point for that division and take the buckle.
3) Ride fast, Ride Safe. The trick here is to practice with your horse as much as possible. The fastest times in your division get the most points, however if your skills are still in development it's perfectly fine to ride at your own pace. This is where coming to every event pays off, you train and acquire points when the faster rider may not be able to make it there. Be consistent.
Got a question? Ask the Gymkhana Chairman.
These are the real deal.. professional rodeo award buckles. If you know any of our long time cowboys in town, they most likely earned one years ago from us. This is a great event to hone your cowboy/cowgirl skills.
MrRescuedue posted one of our Gymkhana riders on YouTube! I hope he doesn't mind me showing you his work... this is how it's done.
April 10th - Practice - 9 AM Sign Ups, 10 AM start
May 1st - Season Opener 9 AM Sign Ups, 10 AM start
June 5th - 3 PM Sign Ups, 4 PM start
July 10th - 3 PM Sign Ups, 4 PM start
August 7th - 3 PM Sign Ups, 4 PM start
September - 4th - 3 PM Sign Ups, 4 PM start
October - 2nd - 3PM Sign Ups, 4PM PM start - HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST!
November - 6th - Season Closer 9 AM Sign Ups, 10 AM start
High Point Events: Key Hole, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing
Divisions: Lead Line, Pee Wee (ages 1-7), Int. Jr. (8-12), Juniors (13-17), Seniors (18-39), Old Timers (40 -?)
Prices: $3.00 per event
Here's how to find us. Click on the map (View Larger Map) link to get directions to the field!
Gymkhana is a yearly event here on the hill. Horse people of all skill levels and ages come together to socialize their horses, donkeys and mules and to hone their riding skills.
This is a place for the entire family to spend the day with great riding, great food and lots of friends to see.
Entrance is free and the food is family priced so come on down!
Lion Roland Vellanoweth