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Bailie Henrickson chases down a calf during the calf sorting competition held Feb. 12 at the Smilin D Arena near Kandiyohi. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

High-stakes jackpot for ranch sorting competition to draw horses, riders from as far away as Texas


A big-money jackpot offered in a ranch-style cow sorting competition -- said to be the fastest equine sport in the United States -- takes place next week at a small horse farm just outside of Kandiyohi.

Hosted by Dave and Jessica Reigstad at the Smilin D Arena, the jackpot show is the first event of its kind held in Minnesota that is sanctioned by the newly formed National Sorting Cow Horse Association that was launched nationwide last month.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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