September 26 & 27, 2020
Gather with your friends and make new ones at the 13th Natural Horsemanship Games & Rendezvous in Fall City. This is the largest gathering of its kind for those who prefer a natural horsestyle.
Whatever “natural horsemanship” clinician or program you embrace, there are plenty of challenges to test your skills and your partnership with your horse. You will also learn tons of tips, tricks and techniques from natural horsemanship instructors and trainers to help advance your horse savvy.
– Individual, Team & Youth Divisions
– Cash Prize Trailer Loading Challenge
– Trail Challenge Course & Pole Barrel Race
The goals of the Games are to try, learn and grow. It’s a non-competitive tournament you can join in or just watch and enjoy! The tasks are based on the Parelli Games, but you do not have to be doing the Parelli program to participate or be successful. Whether you are doing Brananman, Lyons, Schiller, Anderson, Roberts, Twinney or any natural horsemanship program, The principles are the same and the tasks will be familiar.
The tournament committee will choose four tasks from four different areas of horsemanship (Online, Liberty, Freestyle, Finesse) for the participants to perform. Each person is given two minutes to accomplish each task. Your score is based on the degree of difficulty and time. It’s all about trying, learning and having fun!
First, second and third place ribbons are awarded in individual, team, and youth categories.
This Year’s Tasks:
2 Lead By The Halter
4 YoYo Between Barrels
6 Sideways Straddling
7 Squeeze Over Jump
2 Porcupine Backwards
3 Driving Through Slalom
5 Circling Game
2 Turn on Fore & Hind
4 Canter/Trot YoYo
5 Circling Game
7 Jumping Barrels
3 Simple Lead Changes
4 Canter YoYo
5 Circling Game
7 Shoot The Bad Guy
When you are not on the Tournament course you can try the new sport of Pole Barrel Racing, have fun and challenge your partnership on the NWNHC Trail Challenge & Training Course or practice for the Liberty Trailer Loading Challenge on Sunday.
There is plenty of room for overnight tent or trailer camping, along with shower and bathroom facilities. If your preference is not to rough it, there are many nearby hotels and B&Bs for you while your horse stays at the Center.
Trailer Loading Challenge
Test you leadership at liberty by loading your horse from 100 ft away! You get five attempts at 100 ft., 75 ft., 50 ft., 25 ft., and 10 ft. The further away you are, the more points you receive. Time determines the winner if more than one person loads from the same distance. The winner gets a $50 PRIZE.
Friday, September 25, 2020:
4p.m. – 9p.m. Arrival/Practice/Play
Arrive early, setup camp and practice some of the tasks you will face the next day. Enjoy an evening with friends around the campfire. BYOB
Saturday, September 26, 2020
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.: Registration
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Online Tasks
1 p.m. – 4 p.m. : Liberty Tasks
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Evening barbecue and campfire
Sunday, September 27, 2020
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Freestyle Tasks
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Finesse Tasks
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Trailer Loading Challenge
Try loading your horse in a trailer from up to 100 feet away and WIN cash!
$30 Both Days
$25 Single Day
$20 per person
Overnight Camping & Board:
$20 per night
Day Stall or Paddock
$15 per day
Stall/paddock preference is given to those staying overnight.