Spring Horse Events

Summer may be the high season, but spring’s got its share of horse-and-rider action as well. Here are a few events to check out around southwest Montana.

Kountz Arena Winter Series Barrel Race, Bozeman
Barrels, flag race, goat tying, and poles. Check out Personal Best Barrel Racing on Facebook. 

Lisa Anderson Barrel Racing, Bozeman
Lisa offers a great opportunity for young barrel racers to develop their skills. 406-585-7008; [email protected].

MSU Spring Rodeo, Bozeman
This annual event kick-starts the rodeo season, turning the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse into a down-and-dirty western jamboree. montana.edu/rodeo.

State High School Rodeo Finals, Bozeman
Mosey on down to the Anderson outdoor and indoor arenas to watch teenagers from around the state strut their stuff. hsfinalsrodeo.org.

Gardiner’s Annual NRA Rodeo, Gardiner
Bull riding, saddle-bronc riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, and more—this is one of the biggest and best rodeos of the year. rodeousa.com.