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Sherman County Fair Registration Open for Cattle Sorting Event, Aug. 23

The Sherman County Fair Board opened registration for a Sherman County Fair Cattle Sorting event to be held on August 23rd. The pre-registration fee by July 15th 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. Coastal Farm and Ranch is the event sponsor. 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, you don't have to be an experienced rider or ranch hand. 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 "#1 equine family sport.”

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