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Horses, riders take part in Ultimate Cowboy Challenge

Sarah Nixon rides CND Classic during the first leg of the Ultimate Cowboy Challenge held Saturday at the Second Chance Ranch in Scotland, Ontario. Contributed Photo

Sarah Nixon rides CND Classic during the first leg of the Ultimate Cowboy Challenge held Saturday at the Second Chance Ranch in Scotland, Ontario. Contributed Photo

SCOTLAND, ON - 

Second Chance Ranch near Scotland was was the site of the first leg of the Ultimate Cowboy Challenge - Triple Crown Jackpot on Saturday.

The event generated interest with 23 competitors from as far as Orillia, Keswick and Kitchener.

Ultimate Cowboy is a new equine event that requires horse and rider to complete a series of ranch and trail based obstacles. The obstacles are meant to replicate or simulate the things that any working horse may experience and to challenge the teams skills, bravery and trust. There are currently two divisions for both beginners and advanced riders.

The next two legs of the race will be held at Ancaster Fair on September 23 with the final leg being held at Norfolk County Fair on October 9.

Those competing in all three races earn points toward a jackpot of an additional $1,000 in prize money.

Second Chance Ranch, operated by Paul and Debbie Gibbons, is located at 2217 Old Hwy 24 in Scotland.