Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
835 Dos Reis Rd
Lathrop, CA 95330
State Vice Chairman
send time sheets to:
PO Box 30864
Stockton, CA 95213
State Record Holders
(refer to State Awards & Recognition
section of the CSHA Rule Book)
Gymkahna Rule Book
(refer to Gymkhana Rules
item 14 of table of contents)
(refer to Gymkhana Courses
item 15 of CSHA Rule Book table of contents)
Gymkhana is the action packed, precision sport of the equestrian world. A good Gymkhana horse must have the speed of a race horse, the turning quickness and agility of a cutting horse and the control and responsiveness of a stock horse. The sport includes multiple events performed to display the training and talents of a horse and rider combination. Combinations are timed on pattern events. The most commonly known events are Cloverleaf Barrels and Pole Bending. All of the events challenge the horse and rider’s ability to work together, and demonstrate a range of skills such as speed, flying lead changes, sliding stops, rollbacks and more.
The goal of our gymkhana program is to promote the sport while making it economically available to as many competitors as possible. Sportsmanship and Horsemanship are equally stressed. Our Average Time Division system has a division for every competitor no matter the rider or horse’s age and/or ability. Competitors need not spend a lot of money to be competitive. The program offers all competitors the same potential for rewards and recognition.
In CSHA gymkhanas, there are three levels of competition; local, Region and State. While local involvement does not require CSHA membership, competitors who desire to become involved in the Region or State level competition must become a member of CSHA, or of a CSHA club.
Our State Championship Show (SCS) is held the week that contains the second full week end in October. At the Gymkhana SCS, riders compete in nine events for the coveted title of CSHA State Champion. To qualify, competitors must register in a Region program and compete at Region Approved Point shows.
For more information, please contact our State Gymkhana Chairman.
2016 SCS Results