Ranch Sorting

Ranch Sorting is one of the fastest growing equine sports.  In this timed, team event, the cattle are cut in numbered order from the herd and driven to the adjoining pen.

OutWest has several opportunities for riders of all abilities to participate in sorting events, including Practice, Summer Leagues and Jackpots.

Ranch Sorting Practice

Friday nights at OutWest Sorting Practice we focus on fun, so if you're new to the sport, this is the place to come and get your feet wet.  We run in teams of four (large pen) or teams of two (small pens), so bring your friends, or come alone -either way, we'll rotate you in with a variety of riders.  Cost is $25 per rider and start time is around 6pm.

OutWest Sorting Leagues

OutWest Arena has put on Sorting Leagues in the Summer and Fall!  In each league, there are sessions with 14 riders each offered at different time slots and run for 5 weeks

This is a 2-person Ranch Cut & Sort and will be run as an individual competition.  What that means is that you don't need to bring a team -instead, you will be riding two times with every other competitor, and we will track points individually.  (For example, if you and your partner have the fastest time of the night, you both earn first place points).  We've done this before, and continue to have positive feedback, so we will be bringing it back again this season.  You'll be competing for some OutWest buckles and other great OutWest prizes. 

Before the first night of league, you will be assigned a number at random (1 - 14).  That number stays with you for the entire league, and a schedule indicates the pairings for each night of league.  During the leagues, you can view the schedules by clicking on links in the box at the right hand side of this page.  

Cut'N Sorts

Our Annual Youth Cut' N Sort is held at the Wright County Fair in Howard Lake during the run of the Fair.  The event will take place on Saturday during the fair @ 6pm.  Registrations will run from 4-5pm at the main stand by the horse arena.  Contact us with any questions! 

OutWest Ranch Sorting Event

Ranch Sorting Practice

Friday Night Sorting practices will start up again in May 2018 and will run through Labor Day weekend.  Sunday Afternoon Sorting practices will start in Sept and run through the end of the month, possibly into October, weather depending.