On Sunday August 20th, at Spring Valley County Park, KSGRA held an Open Gaming Show. For those who do not know what this is (guess you don’t read this paper..LOL) it is a family friendly event open to all, where adults and children can come and compete in several rodeo type events including: 50-yard dash, pole bending, flag racing barrel racing and goat dressing to name a few. No matter if you are a beginner, expert, or just ride for the pure joy of riding, you will compete in the same events you will see at our next rodeo in June 2018.

At the August 20th event, adults and children of all ages and riding experiences were competing. Watching them makes you realize that they are the future of the rodeo. They work just as hard to perfect their talent in this sport and it shows on their faces. Yes, they too compete just like the adults for prizes and ribbons, and sometimes they get to try something new, like goat dressing or flag race. It’s a funny sight to watch the kid’s put underwear on a goat. Competitors do not have to know how to ride a horse to compete in goat dressing.

Sounds like fun right? Well then gather the family, friends and anyone else you find and join us for the last gaming Show of the season on Sunday October 8th at Carroll County Equestrian Center 2512 Grimville Road Mt. Airy, MD 21771 starting at 11am. If you don’t want to compete, come and watch the fun. There is no admission for spectators, just come and enjoy the events. To join KSGRA or for a full listing of upcoming events, check out the web site at KSGRA.org.