By Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse JournalJuly 3, 2012
An astounding 5,000 ranch sorting teams have landed at State Fair Park for the sport's national championships, and for good reason. (Journal)
There was a lot of whoopin' and hollerin' going on in Oklahoma City on July 3 - five pens' worth, in fact.
The 2012 Battle in the Saddle is home to the Merial Ranch Sorting National Championships, and with that comes a whole lot of horses, cattle, cheering and, well, verbal encouragement (towards the bovine species).
An astounding 5,000 ranch sorting teams have landed at State Fair Park for the sport's national championships, and for good reason. Riders of American Quarter Horses have the chance to not only vie for RSNC honors but AQHA points as well.
From the most elite ranch sorters to those in limited classes, RSNC offers something for everyone. In addition to the six full-days of RSNC-sanctioned competition, Battle in the Saddle also offers two AQHA-sanctioned ranch sortings. The first will be co-sanctioned AQHA/RSNC classes where contestants can compete for AQHA points in addition to RSNC jackpots. AQHA special event No. 2 will be strictly AQHA with open, amateur and youth classes.
To view photos from July 3, the first day of ranch sorting competition, check out the slide show below, brought to you by The American Quarter Horse Journal.
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