Learn the ABC's to the
fast-growing sport of team penning. [CLICK
sorting practice-- Sunday---2 to 5 p.m. $25/rider
No practice when temp. is 40 degrees or below, no practice
Sunday following Saturday shows.
Ranch sorting clinic with Jim Sykes, $100/rider. Private
horse handling/riding clinics for your group on demand.
Reservations & deposit required.
2014 RANCH SORTING
SERIES April 5 show--193 teams, 2 riders visiting from
Sydney, Australia. January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5
May 3, June 7--finals/awards distributed. Classes:Open, Mixed, APHA Open and Amateur,
#3 Youth, #9 Draw, #7, #4. Competition award to each rider
who enters all 6 shows. High point awards--must enter 5
shows to earn awards--(1st through
10th place) in open, mixed, #7 & #4 averaging more than 25 teams/show for
the series. Awards 1st-5th place to #9 class averaging
less than 25 teams.
High point award to APHA (am. &
open) & youth classes.
the 1st Saturday, July through December, may include
jackpots & clinics.
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Ranch sorting & general horse
handling & riding clinics,
private lessons, cow work, (trainer on site) & competitions
are held at our horse boarding, lesson, training &
show facilitylocated in beautiful Royse City, Texas,
which was officially opened in 1995 by Jim and Zee Sykes.Jim
actually started team penning in the early 1980's , just as it was
starting to be recognized as an equine sport in Texas. They
started out with a bunch of folks getting together on the
weekends doing what they loved to do: riding horses and having
fun doing it.Within a year, the informal get-togethers and
pennings had turned into a full-time business, with
more and more people joining in each week for the fun.
Bar S was hosting team penning and
practice sessions, riding lessons,
horse training, and an annual series
team penning & ranch sorting competition.Numbered classes are offered based on riders
rating. Ratings are on the show
results page. The annual Cowgirl Roundup has been added where the ladies compete in drawn
teams in several events for awards.
Cowgirl roundup was started in 2007 &
is an annual event , no experience required. Also,
pasture penning and sorting and 1 man & 2 man
penning are offered at random times. Many
events are handicapped to give all riders a more
equal chance at winning.
always welcome at the Bar S whether for riding lessons,
clinics, practice, learning to work cows or looking for gentle
well mannered horses. Private clinics are available to groups
of 5 or more on basic horsemanship, team
penning, ranch sorting.
Bar S Arena has become a popular horse facility in
the North Texas area. It is a top notch facility with
a massive 180' covered riding arena, 2 50 ft.
covered round pens, , 48 adjacent
stalls, multiple outdoor arenas and round pens for an
assortment of training needs. We offer full
care boarding at the arena in Royse City for $350.00 per
month. We owned Rosehill Stables (J2Z) in Garland
for 25 plus years. .<Click here>
inquire about boarding.
Bar S Arena offers a wide range of western riding lessons.
Beginners and nervous riders who have had a bad
experience (and a fear of horses) are encouraged to come
down and learn the basics and gain the confidence
needed to participate in the cow events or just ride
the horse for pleasure. We have helped numerous people
overcome their fear and now they are trail riding all
the way to team penning. At the same
time, lessons are offered to more advanced riders
eager to cut seconds off their penning time. Jim &
Zee are well-equipped to help riders at any level.
Finding yourself in need of a horse?Then look no
farther than Bar S Arena. Bar S specializes in cow
horses that are ready to compete as well as trail
horses suitable for beginners to advanced riders. The fastest way
to improve your time today is to stop by and see Jim.
He's got the horse for you! Bar S also trains
horses. If you're wanting to take your horse to
that next level or eliminate bad habits, give us a call.
Let us know if there is anything we can do for you.
One thing we always try and remember here at Bar S
Arena is to have fun. That's what it's all about!
Zee was featured in an Australian
magazine, "Australian Performance Horse."
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Riders from Italy, Venezuela,
and Australia have visited the Bar S for lessons, clinics
and competed in our shows.
A film crew from Germany was at the Bar S in December, 2008
& the film was released in Germany February, 2009. See photo
The Bar S Arena recently did a
demonstration at the State Fair of Texas. Below, is a