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CSSHA News | Nov. 20, 2023

The Cowboy State Stock Horse Association celebrates 20 years as an active club in 2023. Our association is known for hosting many cow horse and stock horse events in Wyoming year-round. We want to thank our 2023 club sponsors: Quickspace and Rocky Mountain Agronomy.

CSSHA Club Fall/Winter Practices and Jackpots

Thanks to Rod and Pam Rivers who are working on the fall/winter schedule for the club’s Central Wyoming College weekend practices and jackpots in Riverton, WY.

New information: You’ll only need a health certificate the FIRST TIME you show up for our CSSHA 4-weekend winter series. That health certificate will also be valid if you are participating in the CWC Student’s Ranch Horse Versatility Show series this winter! Bring your
Health Certificate, Current Coggins, Vaccination record (or you can sign a waiver on-site), and for out-of-county or out-of-state horses bring a Brand Inspection.

All weekends will begin with open riding at Rustler Ag & Equine Complex Arena, 1110 Day Drive, Riverton, Wyoming from 9 AM to 10 AM. Instruction and practice will be 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. Practice will begin at 10 AM on Sundays. The Jackpot, which begins at 1 PM, is optional for participants, but what a great way to test what you have learned. A buckle will be awarded for each month’s jackpot high score in both youth and adult divisions. To enter the jackpot, you must attend the clinic on either Saturday or Sunday or both days that weekend.
CWC students can participate in the clinics/practices for free. The jackpot entry fee of $20 will be assessed.

We held the first one on November 4 & 5, which was Stockmanship 101/Reading Cattle and Practice. On Sunday we had our Waddy Drive Jackpot. We had a great turnout, and everyone enjoyed the amazing facility and the practice with cattle and the Cowtrac flag.

Keep in mind we have concessions at these weekends at the CWC equine center! The 4-H Horse Judging Team will have beverages and donuts for sale, and also have lunch items both days. Please support them and plan to eat at the arena.

Next Winter Series Events:

December 2 & 3, 2023 $40.00/day or $55.00 for two days
Saturday: Cutting/Herd Work Education and Practice
Sunday: Morning Practice/Afternoon Cutting Jackpot $20.00

January 6 & 7, 2024 $40.00/day or $55.00 for two days
Saturday: Team Sorting Education and Practice
Sunday: Morning Practice/Afternoon Team Sorting Jackpot $20.00
New Year Birthday Party for Humans and Horses

February 3 & 4, 2024 $40.00/day or $55.00 for two days
Saturday: Ranch Roping Clinic and Practice
Sunday: Morning Practice/Afternoon Ranch Roping Jackpot $20.00

CSSHA held their first winter practice and jackpot at the new Central Wyoming College’s Rustler Ag & Equine Complex Arena in Riverton, WY on November 4 & 5.

CSSHA/LOTRA Monthly Winter Cattle Practice in Lander, WY

CSSHA will be holding Sunday afternoon practices with cattle once or twice a month at Lander’s LOTRA indoor arena this winter. Take advantage of practicing with cattle and a CowTrac flag for herdwork and cow horse experience from 1:00-4:00 Sunday afternoons on the Sundays listed below. (Sorry, but no roping.) If you are a member of LOTRA and CSSHA, the practice is free. If you are not a member of the LOTRA arena, it’s only $30 per person for all afternoon! (No practice if it’s zero degrees or lower!) Annual LOTRA arena memberships are available at

Contact Paula McCormick,, 307-851-1126 or Nancy Williams, 307-760-5101 for more information.

Cowboy State Stock Horse Association (CSSHA) practices with cattle in Lander. 

Sundays 1-4 pm.
December 10 & 31, 2023
January 14 e& 21, 2024
February 11 & 25, 2024  
March 10 & 24, 2024 

Central Wyoming College Ranch Horse Versatility Winter Series
Central Wyoming College Ranch Horse Versatility Team is putting on a Ranch Horse Versatility Series again this winter, at their new indoor arena facility in Riverton, WY! The practice and show series is a fundraiser for the college team of students to attend their intercollegiate
shows. They have already held their first show in October.

Some dates have changed, so check these dates on your calendar.
The next 3 shows are: Dec. 9 & 10, January 27 & 28 and Finals on February 17 & 18.

IMPORTANT: All horses are required to have a current Coggins, health certificate (1 month or 6 months), provide vaccine records or sign a waiver, and brand inspection for out-of-county/state.

Saturday Exhibitions are by Reservation Only. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. $30 per horse, CASH or CHECK ONLY. 
Call or Text: Caitlan Thorne 719-209-5010
8-10 am open riding (free for all competitors) 
10 am – 12 pm Trail Practice
1 pm – 3 pm Reining & Ranch Riding Practice 
Sunday Show – See their entry form for details and entry costs on our Facebook Page.
Classes: Reining, Cow Work, Ranch Riding, Trail
Divisions: Open, Non-Pro, Jr. Horse, Intermediate, Novice, Youth, Novice Youth

CSSHA Club Info:

Club Meetings are usually held on the first Thursday evening of each month in Riverton WY, and a Zoom link is provided to call in for members outside of the aarea. Sometimes the meeting date and location changes, so check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.
Thursday, December 7 is planned to be our next club meetings, starting at 6:30 pm in Riverton. Watch our FB page for the location.

Individual CSSHA club memberships are still $20/year for 2024. A family membership is only $25/year. You can add a subscription to The Wrangler Magazine with your membership. Pay at an upcoming CSSHA event, meeting, or mail a check to CSSHA at PO Box 1981, Riverton, WY 82501b

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