September 4th, 2022


The NRHA Youth Freestyle event is a crowd favorite at the Colorado State Fair. A total of 15 competitors ages 9-18, and their horses, will dress to impress and perform a four-minute routine to music! Each performance will include the rider’s individual creativity as well as several required maneuvers: four spins to the right, four spins to the left, three sliding stops and two lead changes (one from right lead to left, and one from left lead to right). No duplicate songs will be allowed. Judges will select a champion, awarding the duo with the highest score. This event is perfect entertainment for families, equestrians, and professionals alike to enjoy! 

Online entries will open on June 10th, 2022, at 10 a.m. The first 15 contestants to submit the 2022 Youth Freestyle Online Entry Form will be eligible to compete. Once 15 entries have been submitted, an additional 2 alternates will be accepted. Contestants will receive more information regarding music deadlines, stall reservations, and other information prior to the show. Please see the 2022 NRHA & AQHA Show Requirements for additional information.