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Sherman seeking cattle sorting participants

The Sherman County Fair Board opened registration for a Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting event set for Aug. 23.

The pre-registration fee by July 15 is $32 per team, afterwards $50.

The event features a three-ride limit per class and three classes: Open Class for anyone of any level; Family Class for spouse, child, grandchild, aunt, uncle or sibling; and Draw Pot Class. Money and prizes will be awarded.

To register or obtain more information, contact Carrie Kaseberg at carrie@wheatacresranch.com.

Cattle sorting and penning are two popular rodeo sports that are often referred to together as simply “sorting and penning.” At their most basic, they involve a handful of riders, or cowboys, and small herds of calves.

While team penning is often considered more difficult than team sorting, participants don’t have to be experienced riders or ranch hands. People of all ages compete in these sports. The Ranch Sorting National Championships, for example, bills ranch sorting, a type of cattle sorting, as the “funnest family sport on a horse” and the “No. 1 equine family sport.”

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