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CSSHA News | Mar 5, 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.

Upcoming Events

To prepare for our 2023 show season, CSSHA is hosting a Matt Kelly Cow Horse and Reining Clinic on April 29-30, 2023. The location is Thermopolis Wyoming. There are limited spots available for beginners (mornings) and advanced (afternoons) sessions. One day will be drywork and reining, and one day will be cattle work. It’s $300/person, and a $100 deposit is required to save your spot. Contact 307-851-3820 or email

May: Plans are in the works for a CSSHA Reined Cow Horse training show. Location: Riverton, WY. Dates and details coming soon.

July: Heart Mountain Rendezvous AQHA Ranch Horse Versatility Show and AQHA Ranching Heritage Show. Location: Silesia, MT.

Dates and details coming soon.

CSSHA Winter Jackpots & Shows

See you on February 4 & 5, 2023 for Ranch Roping clinic/practice and jackpot! This is a slow breakaway roping from the herd. It’s great for ranch ropers and beginners alike! The final winter weekend will begin with open riding at CWC from 9AM to 10AM. Instruction and practice will be 10AM to 4 PM on Saturdays. Practice will begin at 10 AM on Sundays. The Sunday 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 either Saturday or Sunday or both days that weekend. February 4-5 $35.00/day or $55.00/two Sunday: Morning Practice. Afternoon Ranch Roping Jackpot $20 entry

Income from this series allows CSSHA to provide two $500 scholarships to CWC equine and rodeo students in the fall. Thanks to everyone who helps at these practices and jackpots. Special thanks to CWC Equine program, students and staff for supporting CSSHA to use their arena this winter.

Practice in Lander, WY

CSSHA is holding Sunday afternoon practices with cattle once a month at the Lander Old Timers Rodeo Association (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 to practice with cattle! (No practice if it’s zero degrees or lower during the day!)

Annual LOTRA arena memberships are available at if you are interested in year-round arena use Contact 307-851-1126 for more information.

CSSHA practice w/ cattle dates:

Sundays 1-4 pm.
February 19, 2023
March 5, 2023

Central Wyoming College Winter Ranch Horse Versatility Series, Riverton, WY The CWC Ranch Horse Team and Equine Studies Students are hosting a winter Ranch Horse Versatility Series! Their series consists of four practices and shows. The first two were held on November 12 & 13 and December 3 &4. The next dates are: January 28-29, 2023 and February 11-12, 2023

The CWC Ranch Horse Team students will host practice sessions on each Saturday before the show on Sunday. Youth and adult divisions are Ranch Trail, Ranch Riding, Reining, and Working Cow Horse. Competitors can enter one class or all classes in their division and have a chance to win Ranch Horse All Around Awards. The CWC students like to give equal awards to youth and adults in an effort to help keep our community active in a lifestyle involving horses. For more information and inquiries about sponsorships, contact Jennifer Cole at

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

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.

NOTE: April 2 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.

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 Magazine 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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