O_Mok_See_logo_final2021 Dates:   

June 19th – O-mok-see #1

July 17th – O-mok-see #2

August 21st – O-mok-see #3

October 9th – Halloween O-mok-see

 

Entry Form

 

We will be having a series of O-Mok-Sees at the Big Sky Equestrian Park this year. Our plan is to have 5 games per event per age group. Ribbons will be given out for First, Second and Third Places. This year, we are going to have people accumulate points through the series. The top rider in each age group will earn a belt buckle. Points will be awarded as follows:

First: 10 points

Second: 8 points

Third: 6 points

Fourth: 4 points

Fifth: 2 points

The cost for this event is $35 per rider per horse for the day, with a discount for horse park membership.

The sport of O-Mok-See originates with the Blackfoot Indian Tribe where they described a particular style of riding as ”oh-mak-see pass-kan” meaning “riding big dance.” The second syllable of the first word is pronounced like our English word mock. One might even desire to leave the second word (meaning dance) off entirely, and simply make it oh-mak-see — riding big. Gymkhana is a term use in the United Kingdom, east coast of the United States, and other English-speaking nations to describe an equestrian event consisting of timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children’s participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.

The Big Sky Horse Park offers 4 O-Mok-Sees each year. Each O-Mok-See features 6 games per age group. Check under the show date for the games that will be featured for each show. Ribbons will be given out for First, Second and Third Places in each age group. Age groups are 0-8 assisted, 0-9 independent, 10-13 year olds, 14-17 year olds, and 18 and over.

Riders have the opportunity to participate in a Buckle Challenge. An entry fee of $20 per rider must be paid in the first or second O-Mok-See of the year to be eligible for the end of the year buckle. The top rider in each age group (assisted riders are not eligible) who has signed up will earn a belt buckle. Points toward the buckle will be awarded as follows:

First: 10 points

Second: 8 points

Third: 6 points

Fourth: 4 points

Fifth: 2 points

Participants must ride in 2 of the 3 regular O-Mok-Sees to be eligible for the year end buckle.

This O-Mok-See series does not qualify for State/Division points. Our goal is to get families out riding together. We want to introduce new riders or new horses to the sport in a lightly competitive, educational environment. We try to place riders of similar riding abilities in the same heat. We welcome everyone to participate. You do not have to be a member of the Big Sky Horse Park to participate in all 5 events to qualify for the year end buckle.

 

Each age group will have a fun event that does not count for points and will be free.   The 0 to 9 year-olds will have a stick horse race. The 10 to 13 year-olds will have an egg and spoon race, the 14 to 17 year-olds will do the rescue race, adults will have a 3 Saddle Race.

Age 0-9 Events:

Speed Barrels

Keyhole

Idaho Figure 8

Flying W

Flag Race

Stick Horse Race

Age 10-13 Events:

Straight Barrels

Keyhole

Pole Bending

Flying W

Flag Race

Egg and Spoon

Age 14-17 Events:

Straight Barrels

Keyhole

Pole Bending

Flying W

Flag Race

Rescue Race

Age 18 + Events:

Straight Barrels

Keyhole

Pole Bending

Flying W

Flag Race

Saddle Race

This O-Mok-See series does not qualify for State/Division points. Our goal is to get families out riding together and introduce new riders to the sport in a lightly competitive, supportive, educational environment. We welcome everyone to participate. You do not have to be a member of the Big Sky Horse Park to participate.

The sport of O-Mok-See originates with the Blackfoot Indian Tribe where they described a particular style of riding as ” oh-mak-see pass-kan” meaning “riding big dance.” The second syllable of the first word is pronounced like our English word mock. One might even desire to leave the second word ( meaning dance) off entirely, and simply make it oh-mak-see — riding big. Gymkhana is a term use in the United Kingdom, east coast of the United States, and other English-speaking nations to describe an equestrian event consisting of timed games for riders on horses. These events often emphasize children’s participation and may be organized by a recognized Pony Club or a 4-H club.