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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - Contact: 225-273-6439

Farr Park Equestrian Center presents River Road Roundup: Extreme Horsemanship Challenge

BREC's Farr Park Equestrian Center, 6402 River Road, invites participants and spectators to the 2010 River Road Roundup Saturday, Dec. 4. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a course walk-through at 9:15 a.m. The competition begins at 9:30 a.m.

This extreme challenge is open to all disciplines of riding and involves a timed race with obstacles designed to push the rider and horse, test rider's communication as well as horsemanship. Possible challenges include bridge crossing, water crossing, cowboy curtain, backing through obstacles, small jumps, one-man cattle sorting and trailer loading. Judges, Dr. David Carter and Ethan Lee, will judge entries based on the following: horsemanship, rhythm, control and execution.  

Class divisions include: Junior, ages 16 and under; Novice, non-professionals and non-previous winners; and Open, all ages. The first place in each division will receive a buckle. Prizes will be awarded to second and third place in every division. 

Participants' pre-registration fee is $20, event-day registration is $25 and free admission for spectators.

Participants may register online via brec.org/webtrac, the activity number is 535031. Downloadable registration forms are available here. Mail completed registration forms to 6402 River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70820 or fax to 225-766-1065. Please make all checks payable to BREC. To register by phone, call the equestrian center at 225-769-7805.

For more information about River Road Roundup call Farr Park Equestrian Center at 225-769-7805 or visit brec.org/challenge.

It is the BREC mission to provide parks and recreational opportunities for all residents of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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