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March 25th, 2009
Sheriff’s mounted patrol hosting equestrian events


The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Association will host a series of playdays this year. The events will be held at the Wimberley VFW Arena.

Show dates are:

April 11 Day Show
May 9 Day Show
June 13 Night Show
July 11 Night Show
August 8 Night Show
September 12

Day Show

Day Shows open at 8 a.m. and judged events begin promptly at 9 a.m. Speed events will start no earlier than 1 p.m. Night Show books open at 3 p.m. and judged events begin promptly at 4 p.m. Speed events will start no earlier than 7 p.m.

Age groups for the competition include ages 4 to 6 leadline, ages 8 and under, ages 9 to 13, ages 14 to 19 and ages 20 and over. Awards will be given for the top 4 finishers in each event for each show. Year end awards in each age group will receive a saddle for first place, a belt buckle for second place and a jacket for third place. Leadline and ages 8 and under will receive belt buckles for the top three finishers.

Contestants are requested to “call before you haul” to (512) 393-7373 to assure that a show has not been rained out or cancelled. In the event of a rainout, the show will be rescheduled.

For a complete list of rules and class list, please call (512) 393-7373 or visit the Hays County Sheriff’s office Web site at and click on Crime Prevention and then on Playdays.


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