Poker Ranch Sorting – Special Event Feature
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA
POKER RANCH SORTING
Poker Ranch Sorting is the fastest growing equine sport in the world, and it’s coming down under to the Toowoomba Showgrounds, running alongside the 2017 Queensland Beef Expo and Farming Field Days.
Poker Ranch Sorting is the only arena equestrian sport that challenges riders to think strategically and ride competitively in dynamic timed events.
Queensland Beef Expo is Southern Queensland’s leading beef industry and farming event strategically located within the Darling Downs, which contains approximately 22% of the state’s cattle. The three-day event will feature a major trade exhibition, led steer competition, seminar program, spring classic all breed sale, functions and for the first time in Australian, the Poker Ranch Sorting competition will run alongside the trade event.
WHAT IS POKER RANCH SORTING?
Imagine the familiar sports of 2-Man Ranch Sorting, now imagine instead of standard numbers on the cattle, you’re looking at specially designed giant playing cards. Each team is challenged to make their best possible five card poker hand by either sorting or penning five cows in the fastest possible time. Teams are rewarded substantially for speed as well as the value of their hand.
The feature will have heats that will go over the three days of Queensland Beef Expo, culminating in the Poker Ranch Sorting Spectacular on the Friday evening. Patrons to the Expo will be able to view the first three heats free with the purchase of their entry ticket. However tickets for the grand final on Friday evening the 1st of September will need to be purchased online before the event feature.
DAILY ROUND ROBIN HEATS
Wednesday 30th August 2017 – 8:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday 31st August 2017 – 8:30am – 4:00pm
Friday 1st September 2017 – 8:30am – 3:00pm
FREE ENTRY after you have entered the 2017 Queensland Beef Expo and Farming Field Days.
POKER RANCH SORTING SPECTACULAR
FREE ENTRY | FRIDAY EVENING 1ST SEPTEMBER – 6PM
Join us Friday Evening for the Grand Final Poker Ranch Sorting Spectacular – The very best of New South Wales will take on Queensland’s finest, with winners gaining the right to ride against the best from the USA on the night. This will be the very first International Poker Ranch Sorting competition held in Australia!
GATES OPEN 5:00 PM, ENTERTAINMENT FROM 6:00 PM
TOOWOOMBA SHOWGROUNDS, CENTRE RING
- FLAG DRILL GRAND ENTRY
- RING OF FIRE HORSE SPECTACULAR
- NSW VS QUEENSLAND POKER RANCH SORTING GRAND FINAL
- USA VS AUSTRALIA POKER RANCH SORTING GRAND FINAL
FREE ENTRY | Bar and Food available within the venue.
REGISTER AS A COMPETITOR
If you think you have what it takes and want to be a part of this Australian first event, simply express your interest online:
Aug 30 – 1st Heat (8:30am – 4:00pm)
Aug 31 – 2nd Heat (8:30am – 4:00pm)
Sep 01 – 3rd Heat (8:30am – 4:00pm)
Sep 01 – Grand Finals – Starting at 6:00pm
QUEENSLAND VS NSW
AUSTRALIA VS USA