RH2_0052-5Gymkhana refers to Western horse games, including timed speed events such as barrel racing, keyhole race, keg race (also known as “down and back”), flag race, and pole bending.

All of these events are designed to display precise, controlled actions and tight teamwork between horse and rider at speed, but our Club offers a variety of classes, allowing riders to compete at the speed level they are most capable.  RH3_6119-1

Although all levels of rider are encouraged to participate, if you disqualify in any one game because you failed to follow the pattern or knock down equipment, you are expected to exit the ring quickly.

Northwestern Riding and Driving Club divisions include Youth (children under the age of  18, walk, trot or controlled canter – not to exceed 3 steps), Youth Open (children of the same age, canter and gallop), Novice (adults, walk, trot), Intermediate (trot and canter), Open (adults, canter and gallop).

If you have any questions or suggestions for the Gymkhanas please contact Stacy Bennett, 802-868-2928,

2022 NWRDC Gymkhana booklet

2022 Gymkhana Dates ~ June 11th, June 25th, July 30th, August 20th, and September 17th

Year End Results from previous years can be found on our Facebook page!