This September 12 and 13 Simmon’s Equestrian Center will be holding the September Sizzler, giving out three Tod Slone saddles in a dramatic fashion. This show isn’t just giving out saddles to the fastest, a huge amount of consistency will come into play for the show.
To win the PeeWee saddle, kids and ponies have to qualify in the first Pee Wee class, and the top ten from that class get the chance to run for the saddle later in the day.
The show committee also threw together a “Target Race,” in which a rider choses one class plus his or her run in the 4D to combine to come up with a target time. The fastest combined time wins the saddle. For example, a rider could designate his or her run in the Warm Up Barrels to combine with his or her run in the 4D. Youth have the option of using their runs in the Youth class for the Target Race.
Even more, the Open 4D has $2,000 added Saturday, and the Warm Up class even has $500 added. Winners in each division of the Open, Youth and place winners in the slot race will all receive trophy halters.
Hats off to the organizers of this show to throwing together what already looks like a great barrel race!