Colorado State University students participated in two livestock competitions this past weekend. The Little National Western, put on by the CSU Block and Bridle Livestock club, allowed students with no showing experience to advanced showers to train and compete with cattle, sheep, and hogs with a winner in each category and overall grand and reserve champions (see video).
The Wagonhound Land and Livestock student competition allowed students in the colt training class to show their horses in two classes to win prizes and scholarships. The student with the most combined points from the salesmanship and riding competitions won a custom trophy saddle (see video). It is also a chance for prospective buyers to preview the colts ahead of the Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale on April, 25.
The Legends of Ranching sale will have a preview of horses in the sale at 9:00 a.m. in the B.W. Pickett arena, off Overland Trail Drive. The sale starts at 1:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and has free admission and free parking.
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The CSU Polo men’s varsity team won the national championship over Texas A&M to reclaim the title after years of drought. The same team returns next season.
The 2015 CSU Horse Judging Team won the Spring Sweepstakes judging contest in Texas with highpoint overall team. The fall season will include judging at Arabian Nationals, the Quarter Horse Congress, and Quarter Horse Worlds.