Being one of the fastest growing equestrian sports in the world with an estimated 93,000 active riders in North America alone, Team Penning is quickly becoming one of Australia’s primary sports too.
Thought to date back to 1942 with the idea of organizing what were routine cowboy chores into a competitive sport, Team Penning is an exciting, fast paced event where riders can showcase their horsemanship and cattle handling skills.
Teamwork is the key to this event. Three riders work together to separate three same numbered or collared cattle from a herd and then pen them into a yard located at the opposite end of the arena within a time limit. Incorrectly collared or numbered cattle in the yard will incur a penalty or
Encouraging a mixture of age groups, abilities and skill levels, Team Penning is a fun and social yet competitive event.
The Gympie Horse & Rodeo Association runs in conjunction with the Australian Team Penning Associations rules and regulations.