Entries are open for Bowden!!!!
Results and Photos are posted for Olds!!
A huge thank you goes out to everyone who made the penning weekend such a success. Being outdoors was awesome and the weather couldn’t have been better. The facility was great, the potluck was fabulous, and next time we will send a memo to the cattle that this is supposed to be FUN! think that An event like this takes an incredible amount of work to pull off and a great big thank you goes to everyone who pitched in to make it happen. Special thanks goes to Jerry Houghton, Bev Mailer and Chuck McNeil who spent the entire day Friday getting the pens and arena set up. The fellowship and fun from this weekend will be hard to beat!!!
A HUGE thank you to all that took part in our 2017 Beginners Clinic which was a great success. Thank you to all the clinicians that provided instruction over the two days; Ron Marcinek, Jerry Houghton, Tom Thorlakson, Laura Kokesch, Brad Richardson & Rebecca Kingston. They all provided the participants pointers and guidance to improve their penning and horsemanship skills.
A special thanks to Jerry & Lena Houghton of Summit Equestrian and Tom Thorlakson for the use of their wonderful facilities over the weekend.
2017 Rules and Regulations page have been updated
Please go to the sponsor page to check out our 2017 sponsor package.
Don Badry is unable to pen this up and coming year due to a horse accident that has left him with a broken neck/back. He has asked to post and let everyone know as he does not have everyone’s contacts and is unable to come back home at this time. He is bound and determined to rest up and be ready for the end of the year. Please send healing thoughts his way.
10 cLASS / 8 INCENTIVE
- You may enter up to 5 times within the 10/8 Class – You must have at least 1 within the other. For example: you can have 4 – 10s with 1 – 8, 4 – 8s with 1 – 10, 3 – 10s with 2 – 8s etc.
- The regular 10 Class entry fee is $45
- The 8 Incentive entry fee is $55
- If you enter the 8 Incentive you have a chance to win that extra pot of money. The extra $10 you pay is 100% payback.
- You do not HAVE to enter the 8 Incentive is your team is rated 8 or less within the 10 class. You can pay the regular $45 but then you will not be eligible to win the 8 Incentive extra money.
- The points will all go toward the 10 class as a whole, there are no separate points
- Any Questions/Concerns contact Jerry Houghton
OPEN CLASS & OPEN LTD are now handicapped with half a second off for every number under 21. You may now change out only 1 rider and enter 4 times in each the open and the open ltd. Also note there will be no points calculated throughout the year for the Open/Open Ltd handicap class.
Get your 2017 Memberships in early to get the discounted rate. Pay now to save $25 off your 2017 membership. New membership forms are on the membership page.
I know that many of our members are concerned about the volunteer levy and that the tasks might not be something they would choose to do. Please look at list of just a few of the items below that we will need help with throughout the year and think about how you may be willing to support the club. For the most part, many of you are helping in various ways already.
- Opening and closing the gate for the riders.
- Settling cattle.
- Putting up or taking down banners.
- Cleaning up bottles and garbage at the end of the show.
- Organizing the stall assignment for one show.
- Assisting with the medical team in case of an incident.
- Timing, announcing, or judging the youth classes.
- Helping at the year end celebration.
- Putting up orders of go etc. for the office staff.
- Running judging sheets to the office.
Because CATPA is putting on all of the shows ourselves this year, the volunteers are an important and essential part of the team. We appreciate everyone’s effort.
TWO PLUS CLASS-FUN! FUN! FUN!
In the spirit of having a bit of fun, some of the penning organizations have implemented what is called a “2 PLUS” class. This is strictly a draw class, with two number 1 penners riding with a higher numbered penner. The #1s pay the regular $25 entry fee and the higher number pays $10. The payouts are 35% to each of the #1’s and 30% to the higher number. There are no cattle charges for the class, it is a jackpot event with 80% payout. We will take entries on the Saturday of the first show and run the class after the 5 class. Those who have participated tell us that it is a great class and one that you would want to be a part of.
PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM ON THE ENTRY PAGE BECAUSE YOUR NAME IS NOT ON THE DROP DOWN LIST PLEASE EMAIL IT TO firstname.lastname@example.org SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH CATTLE FOR THE SHOW WHEN WE GET OUR TOTAL NUMBERS TOGETHER
Due to insurance reasons, memberships MUST be paid before anyone is to enter the arena at any show. This includes warming up. So please if you have not already, be sure to get your membership forms filled out and in ASAP.
Hope to see you at the show.
To All Members:
The CATPA board would like to ask if there are members who have valuable medical skills should there be an unfortunate incident at any of our shows. If you possess any skills of this nature and would like to be part of a team to assist in the event of an emergency, please let us know. It would certainly be an opportunity to meet your volunteer hours. Thanks and let us know if you are willing to be a part of this important team. Thanks so much for your support in this important endeavor.
Visit our Sponsors page, support those who generously support CATPA. If you would like to be a sponsor or if you know someone who would, please contact a director, or check out our CATPA Sponsorship packages 2016.
The rules and regulations must be read and understood by all members. There are several changes for 2017. Read them all and don’t say you didn’t know!!!