Country Tough Trail Versatility, CT2V, is a versatility that is a combination of trail riding, a ranch horsemanship pattern, and obstacles. What this creates for competitors is an environment that reaches past just obstacles, just patterns, and just trail. CT2V is a versatility to develop safe trail equine with built in opportunities for charitable monetary gift giving and excitement for those wanting to compete and achieve goals with their equine. CT2V is an open breed show that includes mules, donkeys, horses, and all gaited equine.
Shana Gorey from Macks Creek, Missouri attended the kickoff CT2V event hosted at Von Holten Ranch in Mora, MO. Her Molly mule, Rowdy Riatta, won first place in the Maverick Division in all three events: trail, ranch horsemanship, and obstacles.
In CT2V, competitors have the option to enter multiple entries, which means one must be ponied during the trail competition. Shana entered her mule and her mustang. She was possibly rethinking her decision during the trail competition. With six different trail maneuvers and two equines, equals 12 mounts and dismounts. That is enough for anyone’s quadriceps to feel the burn the next day.
One obstacle that proved to be a surprise challenge for multiple horses and mules, involved Cedar tree limbs being zip tied to pole bending poles that were then laid down in the covered arena. Competitors were to back through the down limbs. Apparently seeing limbs in a covered arena blow the minds of several entries. Mules will keep you humble over the silliest things at times. Shana was able to convince her mule the Cedar trees had no bad intentions after a few head shakes and giggles.
A fun twist at each CT2V is an extra optional competition called Cowboy Roulette. Competitors must sign up before the event with no late entries allowed, but the twist is that no one knows what they are entering. For example, it could be barrel racing, egg and spoon, or even placing underwear on a goat! At the kickoff event, the Cowboy Roulette was a variation of egg and spoon called golf ball and spoon. Replacing the egg with a golf ball is always a competitor favorite. The winner of Cowboy Roulette gets to choose a charity to support with their winnings. Shana stole the show and was able to send a much-appreciated monetary donation to the Missouri Forget Me Not Horse Rescue.
If CT2V is something that would interest you, check out www.country-tough.com for a free online rulebook. We are actively looking for additional host for Country Tough Trail Versatility in every state! Contact us at email@example.com