VHR Country Tough™ is a new breed of competitions and events that will create memories that will be told around the campfire for years! After we bought the family farm and decided to create Von Holten Ranch, we found out what we were made of which is heart and hard work. The VHR Country Tough™ competitions are based off the idea that there are a lot of men and women out there that can hold their own on the farm and on the ranch that do not have fancy titles behind their name. They are however, Country Tough!
We have a variety of events that are guaranteed to bring excitement and a little yeehaw to everyone!
VHR Cowgirl and Cowboy Challenge
A co-ed or all female team competition composed of 2-4 team members; that include equine events and non-equine events.
VHR Cowgirl Challenge
A team event that is only for female teams composed of 2-4 team members. Each team competes in equine and non-equine events. There are two of these events per year.
VHR Top Farm Hand
This event is currently for men only. No equine needed. This is not just a show of strength, but also a competition of useful skills on the farm.
VHR Top Working Ranch Hand
This event is currently for men only. In this competition cowboys will compete in events that are functionally useful in everyday life on a working ranch.
VHR All Around Cowboy
This event is held in conjunction with the VHR Top Farm Hand and the VHR Top Working Ranch Hand. The VHR All Around Cowboy must complete all the events of the VHR Top Farm Hand and the VHR Top Working Ranch Hand competitions.
VHR One Fly Cowgirl
This event is for cowgirls only. It is “one equine-one rider”. The ladies compete in four equine events and four non-equine events.