Join us at the Minnesota Horse Expo for three days of demonstrations. This will be a great time for you to see what all the excitement is about with Versatility fun. See the Minnesota Horse Council web site for more details and the schedule.
The 2019 NVRHA National Finals and Year End Banquet and Auction will be held on Sept. 20-22, 2019 in Lincoln Nebraska at the Lancaster Event Center. Be sure to get qualified!!! (Ride in 2 NVRHA events, easy enough!). For the Open (World's Greatest) there are no qualifying rides required!!!
A sneak peek into Versatility
2018 roping clinic with the "Artic-Calf"
Welcome to Versatility in the Midwest
Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse Association welcomes you to join us for a 2018 schooling event which includes a full day clinic and then schooling show the next day. Come find out how much fun it can be learning with friends and getting better and better at ranch riding, ranch trail, cutting, reining and cow work. Judges will help you join the journey in riding a Legend horse.
You and your horse can learn together with everyone else and then be very competitive at National Finals too! It is true...you can Dream, Dare, Ride Achieve with us!
Ready to "dip your boot" in Versatility events? Check out our "a la carte" style Open class. This may appeal to someone looking to try out 1 or 2 events in Versatility if they aren't ready to do a full weekend and all 5 events. It's also a training opportunity for young horses to be seasoned and bring them to a Ranch Cutting class or perform a reining pattern in the Working Ranch class and receive a score sheet/feedback from the judge. These classes will typically be jackpot events.
What to Expect at Your First Northern Lights Versatility Ranch Horse Clinic and Schooling Competition
Signing up and planning to attend any new activity for the first time can seem overwhelming, but here is a helpful way to get your ...“hoof” in the door for ranch horse versatility. It is important to know that every rider and every horse all are at different levels of development and we all have our strengths - and skills we need to work on. If you jump right in, you’ll fit right in. You will only be “new”once.
You spend the weekend on your horse in a learning environment. You participate in an all-day clinic on the first day followed by a low-key schooling competition on the second day. On both days you are coached by certified clinicians on all skills a horse on a ranch would be expected to perform.
On day two,you compete only with horse/rider teams of your level of ability. At the end of the second day, you receive an itemized score sheet that shows the skills that can use improvement and you’ll go home with some great ideas on what to work on.