Forbes Sorting and Penning is a non profit sports club focused on introducing and promoting the fastest growing equine family sports of Ranch Sorting & Team Penning to the local community.

The club was set up and started by a hard working group of Forbes locals looking for a fun, family friendly, inclusive sport to enjoy with their horses. 

Forbes Sorting and Penning is an affiliated member of the RSNCA (Ranch Sorting National Championships Australia), part of the long established ABCRA (Australian Bushmans Campdraft & Rodeo Association)'s equine sports.

Our first event was held on the 22nd & 23rd of March 2019 with over 100 competitors travelling from near and far to take part in 2 days of Ranch Sorting. The weekend was a huge success with over 360 runs on Saturday & 320 on the Sunday. There are at least two more events planned for the year, with more to be confirmed. 

Forbes Sorting and Penning runs events affiliated with Ranch Sorting National Championships Australia.

Who is RSNCA?

Based in Tamworth (NSW) Ranch Sorting National Championships Australia is dedicated to providing the ability for all ages and skill levels to participate in the western lifestyle through working with livestock in a friendly and encouraging family atmosphere.

Being a part of this great Association which is dedicated to a sport that combines timed event competition with true to life cattle work in a safe and low impact environment is now a reality for everyone that has ever wanted to participate in a livestock based sport.

It is the mission of the ABCRA and RSNCA to lead the industry in developing and improving the sport of Ranch Sorting in Australia through a fair rating system while keeping it as affordable as possible to compete. 

Our goal is to provide and promote a friendly, family-oriented, competitive riding experience at the grassroots level and to preserve the heritage and integrity of the ranching and western lifestyle

Benefits of RSNCA Membership

  • The ability to compete in a friendly family atmosphere.

  • The opportunity to make new friends with similar ideals.

  • The ability to develop horsemanship and stock handling skills through competition and education.

  • Consistency through Internationally accepted rules.

  • Access to a dedicated 9 level rating system that is based on statistical performance and not opinion which means there is a level for everyone to be competitive.

  • Annual awards.

  • Points tally kept at both National and International Levels.

  • Opportunity to qualify to compete at an annual RSNCA National Finals.

  • RSNCA Australian Champions automatically qualify for entry in the World Finals in the US

All riders competing at Forbes Sorting and Penning's events will need to be either day or full financial members, organised by the ABCRA. Full members are also eligible to ride at other affiliated events throughout the year. For more info please visit their website.