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2018 SPECIAL EVENTS AND ADDED MONEY

 

NSBA Riders Cup - $75,000 Purse

The National Snaffle Bit Association's Riders Cup will be held during Sun Circuit on March 6 & 7. The purse, estimated to be $75,000, will be shared between the owner of the horse exhibited and the professional rider/trainer associated with the entry.

See Details and Class List

Download Patterns for Showmanship, Horsemanship, Western Riding and Equitation

 

For those not familiar with the NSBA Riders Cup program, it hosts an annual event designed to award substantial and sustainable purses to NSBA non pro members and their professional trainers. The Riders Cup offers prize money in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Trail, Western Riding, Showmanship, Western Horsemanship, and Hunt Seat Equitation events.

To take advantage of the opportunity to compete in the NSBA Riders Cup, all professional riders must be sold through the NSBA Trainer Sale program. Additionally, each owner is required to pay a nomination fee. For more information on the NSBA Riders Cup and the Arizona Sun Circuit go to www.nsba.com 

Smart Boons Fence Work Challenge

$20,000 added to Open Friday March 9

ENTRY FEE $300.

No Cattle Charge- Cattle sponsored by Manuel Murrietta

-100% of entry fees will be combined with added money and paid back.

- $500 will be paid to the high placing NRCHA limited open rider in the open division.

 

 

The Golden Cowboy

$2500 Added Sponsored by Cushing Performance Horses

$250 entry fee, (100% jackpotted).

Horse must enter, compete and pay entry fee for each of the respective classes below to be eligible.

Paid on Scores totaled from the following classes and judges:

Jr. or Sr. Cutting Tuesday March 6- Judge McGauley

Steer Stopping Tuesday March 6- Judge Myers

Sr. Cow Horse Wednesday March 7-Judge Myers

Jr. Cow Horse Thursday March March 8 Judge Mccallister

Smart Boons Fence Challenge Friday March 9. Judge TBA

**Horses who wish to only be eligible for the Golden Cowboy will run in the Smart Boons Fence Challenge. Horses who elect this option will not be eligible for the $20000 added money and purse paid back in the Smart Boons Fence Challenge. Entries who wish to compete for the payback in the Smart Boons Fence Challenge must pay an additional entry fee of $300 (100% jackpotted)

 

 

Sun Circuit Ranch Sorting

A Cinch RSNC Sanctioned Sorting Event with $3,000 Added

March 10 & 11

ALL CLASSES are pick up to 4 and draw 1, or draw up to all 5. All classes will have a $3 per rider/ride sanctioning fee added. Download flyer for classes and schedule.

 

 

 

Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch Jr. Spectacular
$2,500 added

Entry Fee Free- Enter at the Show Office
Horse must exhibit in Jr. Cutting (two times) shows 1-4 and AQHA Jr. Cow Horse (three times) shows 1-8 of Sun Circuit 2018. Horse will be given a Reined Cow Horse score and placing in Reined Cow Horse Cutting separate from any placing obtained in AQHA Cutting class. Horse’s placings from the Reined Cow Horse Cutting and Jr. Cow Horse will be tabulated on a 9 point sliding scale to determine final placings.

 

Rogers Heaven Sent Ranch Sr. Bridle Spectacular
$2,500 added

Entry Fee Free- Enter at the Show Office
Horse must exhibit in Sr. Cutting (two times) shows 1-4 and AQHA Sr. Cow Horse (three times) shows 1-8 of Sun Circuit 2018. Horse will be given a Reined Cow Horse score and placing in Reined Cow Horse Cutting separate from any placing obtained in AQHA Cutting class. Horse’s placings from the Reined Cow Horse Cutting and Sr. Cow Horse will be tabulated on a 9 point sliding scale to determine final placings.

 

Parkinson Performance Horses Amateur Spectacular
$1,000 added

ENTRY FEE- FREE
Horse must exhibit in Amateur Cutting (two times) shows 1-4 and AQHA Amateur Cow Horse (three times) shows 1-8 of Sun Circuit 2017. Horse will be given a Reined Cow Horse score and placing in Reined Cow Horse Cutting separate from any placing obtained in AQHA Cutting class. Horse’s placings from the Reined Cow Horse Cutting and Amateu Cow Horse will be tabulated on a 9 point sliding scale to determine final placings.

 

Anchor Cross Ranch - Bob and Becky Grant Amateur Boxing Spectacular
$1,000 added

ENTRY FEE- FREE
Horse must exhibit in Amateur Cutting (two times) shows 1-4 and AQHA Amateur Boxing (three times) shows 1-8 of Sun Circuit 2018. Horse will be given a Reined Cow Horse score and placing in Reined Cow Horse Cutting separate from any placing obtained in AQHA Cutting class. Horse’s placings from the Reined Cow Horse Cutting and Amateur Boxing will be tabulated on a 9 point sliding scale to determine final placings.

Sun Circuit Rope Futurity - $10,000 ADDED

Saturday March 3 Heading & Heeling

Tentative Start Time 9:30AM

Open to 4, 5 & 6 Yea Old Horses

2 Go Rounds + Short Go

Entry $600 per class Enter Here

 

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Cinch Timed Event Challenge Roping

$1875 added Open Heading $1875 added Open Heeling
$1875 added Non Pro Heading $1875 added Non Pro Heeling

All classes to run Tuesday March 6

Exhibitor must exhibit in all AQHA Open Headings prior to Cinch Timed Event Challenge to be eligible for Cinch Timed Event Challenge Open Heading. Exhibitor must exhibit in all AQHA Open Heeling prior to Cinch Timed Event Challenge to be eligible for Cinch Timed Event Challenge Open Heeling. Exhibitor must exhibit in all AQHA Amateur Headings or all AQHA Youth Headings prior to Cinch Timed Event Challenge to be eligible for Cinch Timed Event Challenge Non Pro Heading. Exhibitor must exhibit in all AQHA Amateur Heeling or all AQHA Youth Heeling prior to Cinch Timed Event Challenge to be eligible for Cinch Timed Event Challenge Non Pro Heeling. Exhibitors do not have to have shown the same horse in AQHA classes. AQHA ownership rules of amateur and youth exhibitors horses will be followed.

ENTRY FEE $125
$25 of each entry will be retained as a cattle charge.

100% of the entry fees less cattle charge will be combined with the added money in each class and paid back.


$1000 Bella Vista Ranch All Around Cowboy-Open

Exhibitors placings from Jr. Reining, Sr. Reining, Jr. Cutting, Sr. Cutting, Jr. Working Cow Horse,
Sr. Working Cow Horse, All Ages Heading, All Ages Heeling, All Ages Tie Down Roping, Jr. Ranch Riding and Sr. Ranch Riding, VRH Trail, Ranch on the Rail will count.

$1000 Bella Vista Ranch All Around Cowboy-Amateur

Exhibitors placings from Amateur Reining, Select Amateur Reining, Amateur Cutting, Amateur Working Cow Horse , Amateur Heading, Amateur Heeling,, Amateur Tie Down Roping, Amateur Breakaway Roping, Amateur

 

2018 GREENWAY SADDLERY OPEN HUNTER DERBY
$2000 added


Tuesday March 6
ENTRY FEE $100 Sixty five percent to be jackpotted
Champion: Aramas Fancy Hunter Bridle with Reins
Reserve: Reserve: Walsh Signature Fancy Halter
3rd; Centaur Wool Dress Cooler
4th -8th Horze White Saddle Pads

 

2018 GREENWAY SADDLERY NON PRO HUNTER DERBY
ENTRY FEE $35


Tuesday March 6
Champion; Mercel Toulouse Premier Comfort Genesis Saddle with fittings:Toulouse stirrup leathers, German Fillis stirrup irons, Bobbys Fancy leather Hunter girth
Reserve: Aramas Fancy Hunter Bridle with Reins
3rd; Centaur Wool Dress Cooler
4th -8th Horze White Saddle Pads

 

 

PLUS

As always, Great Give Aways from our wonderful sponsors such as

 

 

 

2018 Sun Circuit Parties

 

March 5 - Monday
Exhibitors lunch party hosted by AQHA stallion Mechanic- Free Lunch served ringside at the Equine Chronicle Arena. Many thank to Sandra Morgan and her great stallion Mechanic for sponsoring this event!

 

March 7 - Wednesday
NSBA Exhibitors Appetizer party hosted by Susie Johns and Family-   Following last  class ringside of the Equine Chronicle Arena. Many thanks to Susie Johns and Family for sponsoring this event!

 

March 9 Friday
Exhibitors lunch party hosted by AQHA stallions Indefinate and Definitely All That  - Free Lunch served ringside at the Equine Chronicle Arena. Many thanks to 7 Bar Ranch and their great stallions for sponsoring this event!

 

 

 

 

Free Entertainment

Chris Manning Country performing on several days.

 

 

More Equine Fun

Parada del Sol Rodeo

The 65th Annual PRCA Rodeo will be taking place in the Equidome March 8th, 9th, & 10th at 7pm and Sunday March 11th at 2pm. Sun Circuit exhibitors and crew will get a $2.00 discount at the ticket window - just tell the ticket agent you are with Sun Circuit.

SCOTTSDALE PRO BULL RIDING
THURSDAY MARCH 08, 2018

Parada del Sol presents Arizona’s best bull riding matching the country’s top bull riders vs the rankest bulls in all of rodeo. Thursday March 08, 2018 at 7pm. 

 

 

 

Enjoy Off Site Entertainment

 

Cavalia Odysseo opens February 21. Save 10% on all tickets.
Choose Rendez-Vous VIP tickets to enjoy an exclusive stable tour after the show!

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