Department Heads: Debbie Law & Karen Snider
- The tournament will begin with 2-inch rings with tie-offs ridden progressively smaller ones.
- There will be one introductory or trial ride.
- All riders will receive three rides at the largest rings before riding tie-offs. In tie-offs, sizes of rings di- minish only when two or more riders have taken all of the larger size rings.
- Schooling of horses will be allowed at 4pm.
- Lances – must be at least seven feet total length. The tournament will begin with 2-inch rings, with tie- offs ridden for progressively smaller ones.
- Track – will be eighty yards total from starting line to third arch. The distance between the three arch- es will be thirty yards. There will be twenty yards from the starting line to the first arch. The height of the irons (ring hangers) will be six feet and eight inches from the ground.
- All horses must maintain a gait faster than a walk.
- Riders are reminded that they may lower his/her lance twice of their own discretion during a tourna- ment. Extreme cases will be left to the discretion of the judges. If a rider lowers his/her lance during a ride, he rides again only for the rings not tried for.
- Rings must be returned to the judges' stand on the lance in order to count. If a ring is speared through the cover, it must be shown to the judges before being touched by anyone else.
- The local Fair Board will make a sincere effort to obtain competent ruling judges ho are familiar with the jousting tournament.
- Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three riders.
For further information, contact Darrell Kessinger at (540)544-7469
* Information coming soon!