The Montana 4-H Working Ranch Horse Project is a heritage-based, activity-rich program designed to pass on to today’s youth traditional practices of safe livestock handling from horseback. This is not a rodeo project, but instead a practical and exciting opportunity for youth to use horses for handling, sorting and moving cattle. This project also teaches mounted roping skills as a humane and useful livestock handling tool as well as branding techniques, housing and care of cattle and horses. Like all 4-H projects, Working Ranch Horse members will develop the qualities of leadership and responsibility that come with being engaged in4-H. In today’s world, managing cattle from horseback is a disappearing tradition. Ranches are increasingly automated, using four-wheelers and other machines instead of horses. Many of the skills once learned for necessity are being lost. The 4-H Working Ranch Horse Program is designed to teach and preserve the age-old skills and traditions.





Registrations Closed (due August 18, 2020)

No late entries will be accepted and no reimbursements issued after August 21

Mail registrations:

Montana 4-H Center

PO Box 173580 

Bozeman, MT 59718

Fax Registrations to:


Scan and e-mail registrations to:

[email protected] 

Questions contact:

Lisa Jassen   406-781-3678


Cash or check only this year

Make checks payable to: MT 4-H Foundation (WRHF in memo)

Send to: Montana 4-H Center PO Box 173580 Bozeman, MT 59718 



Friday, August 28, 2020

6:00 p.m.     Registration and Stalling Open for check in

7 – 9:00          Arena available for Open Riding and practice

Saturday, August 29, 2020

7:30 a.m.           Large and Small Arenas open for Warm up

7:30 a.m.           Registration Open

8:30 a.m.           Show staff meeting

9:00 a.m.           Exhibitor’s Meeting – explanation of events, schedule and opportunity to ask questions to judges

9:30 a.m.           Show Starts 


    Large Arena – East End

  • Patterns (Begin with Level 1 and work up to Level 4)

Medium Arena – West End

  • Sorting (Begin with Level 4 and work down to Level 1)
    • Upon exiting Sorting run – exhibitor shall take Knowledge exam


Medium Arena – West End

  • Level 3 & 4 Cattle Roping

Large Arena – East End

  • Level 1 & 2 Dummy Roping

5:30 p.m.   Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 30, 2020

7:30 a.m.            Large and Small Arenas open for Warm Up

8:30 a.m.            Show Starts

Large Arena – East End

  • Reining and Working Cow Horse (Class order is junior, intermediate, senior, and colts) 

Medium Arena – West End 

  • Ranch Pleasure and Ranch Trail (Class order is colts, senior, intermediate, and junior)

Note: Classes are run combined but scored separately – may enter 1 or both

4:30 p.m.    Awards Ceremony


Review the WRH project and event rules, scoring, and equipment guide

 Other Resources 

 Montana 4-H Horse Project General Rule book

CVI Requirements  


Show fee..........................................$35/day/exhibitor 

Stalling/camping fees 

Indoor stalls......................................$30/stall/night

Outdoor stalls...................................$20/pen/night +$10 each add'll horse)

Camping (Electric only).....................$10/night

Late Registration Fee........................$20/family 

(after Aug. 18)

More information in registration packet


Cash or check only this year

Make checks payable to: MT 4-H Foundation (WRHF in memo)

Send to: Montana 4-H Center PO Box 173580 Bozeman, MT 59718