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Ranch Sorting Returns to the Spring Show

Since the first clinic hosted at the Celebration in 2016, the interest and participation in ranch sorting at MFTHBA sponsored shows has continued to increase.  Building on this interest, ranch sorting will return to the 2018 Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity.

Cornerstone Productions will continue to manage the ranch sorting program.  Their expertise and promotion has been critical to the success of the program.

MFTHBA members can take advantage of two clinics that will be hosted during the June event.  On Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7, Cornerstone Productions will conduct a ranch sorting clinic starting at 10 a.m.  Horses and riders of all skill levels are welcome to attend.  “Jeff and Phillip’s clinic took us from being nervous about cattle to working as a team and ending with a horse that wants to push cattle,” shared Mindy Jo Hoy. ”Lots of fun and encouragement along the way.”

Both clinics are free for MFTHBA members thanks to the support of Pam Harrell; Craig and Jayme Conklin; and the MFTHBA Membership Committee.  Non-members may participate for $40.  The non-member fee includes an MFTHBA membership.  Riders may choose to attend one or both days.

On Friday, June 8, a ranch sorting jackpot will be held.  All horses participating in the jackpot must be registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horses.  Entries will be taken at Versatility Arena on Friday morning starting at 7:30 a.m.  Entries will close promptly at 8:45 a.m. Participants should be prepared to pay their entry fee in cash.  No checks will be accepted.  The ranch sorting jackpot will start promptly at 9 a.m.

The ranch sorting jackpot at the Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity will serve as a great practice run in preparation for the ranch sorting jackpot this fall.  It was recently announced that this fall the first MFTHBA Ranch Sorting World Champion titles will be award this September at the 60th World Show and Celebration.


2018 MFTHBA Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity

Ranch Sorting Clinic and Jackpot Schedule

Note:  ALL horses entering the show grounds MUST have a current negative Coggins (EIA) test AND a Certificate of Veterinary Inspections within 30 days regardless of the state of origin. These papers must be presented at the show grounds gate.  Each horse will be charged a $10 gate entry fee. Horse fee is a onetime fee for the week.

Participants will also be responsible for paying gate admission fee or purchasing a weekly pass.


Wednesday, June 6, 9 a.m., Versatility Arena

Thursday, June 7, 9 a.m., Versatility Arena

**Free for MFTHBA members, non-members $40 includes membership.  Please register with the MFTHBA office. Attend one or both days.



Friday, June 8, 9 a.m., Versatility Arena

**Register at the Versatility Arena day of the event.  Rules set by Cornerstone Productions. Horses must be registered Missouri Fox Trotting Horses.  Show registration papers as proof.  $10 per entry.  No Checks.



Productions by: Cornerstone Arena and Campground, LLC, Rt 72 Box 2377-1 Alton, MO  65606 417-331-4105 or 417-270-2722

Stock contractors:  Jeff Holman and Phillip Kimbrough


ENTRY FEES:   $10 per entry


  • 14 and under (boys and girls)
  • OPEN CLASS all age riders


  1. Teams will consist of 2 persons on horseback and must remain horseback for duration of run.
  2. All runs will be progressive
  3. Time will start when number is called for cattle and time will stop when nose of last cow crosses start line.
  4. 90 seconds to complete run.
  5. Cattle must come thru gate in order and NO returns
  6. Cattle cannot break plain of the gate.
  7. One qualifying time of 90 seconds or less will go to short go.
  8. 50% payback. Will pay one hole for every 5 teams up to 10 holes.
  9. Five to Seven head of cattle will be used.
  10. Name called for a 3rd time for start will result in disqualification.
  11. At no time can any contestant touch or show aggression to livestock with tack, clothing etc.
  12. No limit on entries. May enter with one person no more than once.
  13. ENTRY FEES: No checks accepted
  14. No contestant will be allowed to participate under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  15. Judges decision will be final.