Sunday 2 to 5:00  p.m.
Horse Training Available


Learn the ABC's to the fast-growing sport of team penning.


Ranch & Arena Sorting Clinic
 Dec. 20, Saturday--$100-day.
$60-1/2 day
9 a.m.- basic rules, cue your horse, read cattle.
1 p.m.-Control cattle, Ranch & Arena sort as a team.
Shave seconds from your time.

Jan. 3, 2015
, 10 a.m.
Continues 1st Saturday through June, 2015.
Ranch Sorting: open, mixed, #3 youth, #7, #4    
Arena Sorting: #12.
Entry fee:$25/ride, 50% payback, 5 ride limit.
Riders must draw 1, can draw 5 in each class.
Except youth--$15/ride, 2/3 payback, 3 ride limit,
pick 1, draw 2 or draw all 3.
$10/rider day fee at each show.
Beginners welcome. Ratings are on show results page.
Announcements at shows supercede all other info.

Ranch sorting practice, 2 p.m.
Arena sorting practice, approx. 4-5 p.m.
December 14. 21. 28
Practice fee--$25/rider/day.
Beginners welcome,
 partners available.
Horses available to rent for practice.
No practice  Sunday following Saturday shows.

Riding lessons for beginners & ranch sorting lessons are available on our gentle, well trained horses or on your horse.
Tune you & your horse for sorting, trails & more.
Riding time in our covered arena by appointment.
Private horse handling/riding clinics for your group on demand.
Reservations & deposit required for clinics.

Videos on youtube--barsarena & barsarenatx.
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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  facility located 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 impromptu pennings had turned into a full-time business, with more and more people joining in each week for the fun. Before long, the Bar S was hosting team penning and ranch sorting 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.

Beginners are 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> to 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." Click here to read the article.

Riders from Italy, Venezuela, Brazil, England,
Denmark, Germany 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 page.

The Bar S Arena recently did a demonstration at the State Fair of Texas.  Below, is a video:




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