What are Western Games?barrels

Western Games, otherwise known as “Gymkhana”, are equestrian events that consist of speed pattern racing.  The events are designed to display precise, controlled actions, and tight teamwork between horse and rider at speed.  Classes include Barrel Racing, Key Race, Two-Barrel Flag Race, International Flag Race, Figure 8 Stake Race and Pole Bending.

State 4-H rules for the Western Games Division, check out the PNW Contest Guide.  County specific rules can be found in our Horse Department Handbook, Chapter 10.

For more information about the Gaming Division contact the Division Chair Arianna Hyder and Mike Rickert

2017 Time Breaks

Pierce County 4-H

State Fair

Pierce County Records

Qualifying for Western Games Medals

Qualifying for Western Games Medals requires (2) two qualifying rides for horse and rider combination (intermediate & seniors only).  The qualifying rides are based on the average time of the top 5 rides in the Senior division at qualifyings and fairs for the past three years.  

 The Qualifying times for Western Games Medals

Pole Bending Figure 8 2 Barrel Flags International Flags Key Race Texas Barrels
26.897 20.901 10.773 9.268 10.343 17.530


2017 Intermediate & Gaming Times w/Qualifying rides 

For all Gaming Times see Arena Sheets

Gaming Times for the past 4 years - See how you have improved & if you have 2 Qualifying rides!



2 Barrel Flags

International Flags

Key Race