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CSSHA News | May 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.

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 area. Sometimes the meeting date changes, so check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info. June 1 will be our next club meeting, starting at 6:30 p.m at The Sundowner Restaurant in Riverton. Come earlier to join us for some social time and have dinner.

CSSHA-sponsored Summer Clinics and Shows, 2023

To prepare for our 2023 show season, CSSHA hosted a Matt Kelly Cow Horse and Reining Clinic on April 29-30 in Thermopolis, Wyoming. A big thanks to Matt Kelly and Jori Skaggs for putting on this pre-season clinic and to the attendees who took the time to practice, practice practice! It was well-attended, with lots of learning for both riders and horses. Special thanks to volunteers Rives and Stephanie White for working the cattle pens, to Paula McCormick and Margie Rowell for
help with food and banners, and to the Skaggs family for providing the lunches. Photos will appear in the next issue of The WRANGLER, and on our Facebook page.

May 19, 20 & 21: The CSSHA Club’s 20th Anniversary Versatility Ranch Horse and Club Series first two training shows will be held on May 20 & 21. You can enter each class twice! In addition, on Friday evening, May 19, for team sorters we will host a Total Team Sort for fun!
Location: Fremont County Fairgrounds, Riverton, WY. Camping and overnight stalls are available on location.

The May 20 & 21 Versatility Ranch Horse and Club shows are part of the CSSHA 20th Anniversary Club 4-show series, with the final two shows to be held in September. At the shows on May 20 & 21 competitors have the opportunity to have 2 runs. There will be payouts at each show and year-end awards for the training series in the fall. The format will follow AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse rules.

20th Annual BBQ

A 20th Anniversary BBQ is planned for Saturday, May 20th at 7:00 p.m. We would love to have all contestants, and former and current CSSHA members come to celebrate our 20 years as a club, and share fun stories and good food. Location: Fremont County Fair Grounds Horse Barn.

Cost will be $10/person, with kids age 10 and under free.

See our website and Facebook for more show information. Entries due May 16, to The Show Bill is posted on our website at

For more information contact Pam Rivers, 307-856-9704, email

Friday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. Ranch Team Sorting. Sorters will run 3 times, 2 picks and 1 draw.

Saturday, May 20, starting 9:00 a.m. Cow Work (Box, Step-up Box, Fence Work with Roping or Circling) and Reining.

20th Anniversary BBQ on Saturday, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 21, starting 9:00 a.m. Herdwork/Ranch Cutting, Ranch Riding, Ranch Trail.
Classes include: Open, Non-Pro, Jr. Horse, Novice, Sr. & Jr. Youth.

July 22 & 23: CSSHA Heart Mountain Rendezvous AQHA/MQHA-Approved Ranch Horse Versatility Show. Includes CSSHA club classes, which qualify for points for the CSSHA 20th Anniversary summer series year-end awards.
Location: Cottonwood Arena, Joliet, MT. The Show Bill is at
Starts 7:30 am both days.
Show Jackpot with added money.
Judge: Clark Parker
Show Secretary: Bonnie DeVerniero
Show Manager: Rives White, (307) 231-3505

Pre-entry deadline of July 8 for cattle classes. Late cattle class entries are allowed until July 15 with late fee.
Pre-entry deadline of July 15 for non-cattle classes. Late entries are allowed until show day with late fee.
September TBD: CSSHA Club 20th Anniversary Series Versatility Ranch Horse Show as 3rd and 4th training shows in 20th Anniversary
Series. Payouts and year-end awards.

Other Club Info:
We are looking for more photos for our updated website of our members showing, practicing, and riding at our events. Please send your good photos to Jori at
Membership: Individual CSSHA club memberships are still $20/year for 2023.

A family membership is only $25/year. You can add a subscription to The WRANGLER with your membership. Pay at an upcoming CSSHA event, meeting, or mail a check to CSSHA at PO
Box 1981, Riverton, WY 82501.

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