What is the RAC?

RAC stands for Ride-A-Curly.

As a way to encourage Curly owners to get out and promote the breed, build a consistent 'riding ethic' and also inspire others, I decided to start a contest via Curly Horse Country, called RIDE-A-CURLY back in 2007. It was so successful, I decided to keep it going; expanding & improving along the way.

Each entry receives a FREE t-shirt which encourages the "team spirit" of promoting around the globe.

RAC is the first of it's kind in that the focus was on working as a "TEAM" of promoters, inspiring each other and just having fun, rather than the "win."

As a way to network, the contest encourages public blogging as well. Riders that wish to remain anonymous can do that, but public socializing is recommended.

Visit the RAC Achives & winners

2007 RAC Champions!
2008 RAC Champions!
2009 RAC Champions!
2010 RAC Champions!
2011 RAC Champions!
2013 RAC Champions!
RAC Adventure Blog

 

 

RAC Ride-A-Curly International Curly Horse Competitions! World wide! Inspire, Promote and Encourage!

***2015 MARKS THE LAST YEAR FOR THE RIDE A CURLY CONTEST. I want to thank everyone for their participation and support for the last 7 years. It's been a fun and amazing journey and I believe because of you, we helped promote the Curly Breed more than ever AND encourage people to get out, USE and RIDE their curlies!

I will keep this page posted for anyone that has questions about what the RAC was all about and the links will remain to view the winners as well.

REMEMBER, THE ONLY REQUIREMENT is that you RIDE A CURLY!!!

Registration papers NOT required!!

The RAC is all about promoting this rare and wonderful breed, the Curly Horse as well as joining together the curly community to have fun, share, inspire and motivate each other.

RAC Summary for 2015
Competitive and Non-Competitive Teams

Fun Curly Games planned throughout the year
Free T-shirt
Invite to post & share on the RAC Blog

The Competitive Team: "In It To Win It!" ($38.00 entry fee) This team will consist of those that wish to compete and win prizes at the end of the year. This team will log their time under saddle or driving (not ground driving) and submit those log forms at the end of the year. There will be two divisions, UNLIMITED Curly Horses and CURLY & ME. Two GRAND PRIZE winners at the end of the year. View Prizes! (there will be no exclusive youth divison this year, I am sorry. Adult and youth will compete together)

 

Division 1: Unlimted Curly Horses - In this division, you can ride whatever curly you want and count your time. You are not restricted to riding just 1 curly horse throughout the year. This is great for breeders or those with multi curlies.

Division 2: Curly & Me - In this division, you select 1 curly you want to ride throughout the entire year. And you can only count points when you ride that 1 curly.

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The Non-Competitive Team: ($30.00 entry fee) This team will consist of curly owners that just want to be part of the team but have no desire to log time, turn in points and win prizes. They will have all the benefits that come with joining, including blogging on the RAC blog, a free t-shirt and participating in the games. This team can include both riding and non riding activities with their curlies.

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Curly Games: Instead of mini contests (as we have done in the past) , we are going to do "games." These games will be announced periodically throughout the year and will be a way to motivate riders to challenge themselves and their curlies as well as promote and share. New FUN ideas for 2013!! Wait and SEE! No prizes will be awarded for games.

Free T-shirt: When you sign up, everyone will receive a free t-shirt. This year you get to pick from a couple of color choices, yay!

Blogging: One of the highlights of the RAC is the blog. This is a great way not only to share your journey with each other, but also share with the world this amazing breed. The RAC blog is ranked top in the search engines and draws people in from all over the world that are interested in the Curly Horse. Sharing stories is a great way to show how amazing the breed is as well as inspire and motivate each other. Each participant will be invited to join the RAC adventure blog. There are strict rules regarding blogging in that it must be about riding/promoting/working with your curlies. Any off topic posts will be filtered.

SPECIAL NOTE TO CURLY BREEDERS

This contest is great way to promote your farm/horses and at the same time get your horses ridden. If you don't have time yourselves, it is acceptable to sign someone else up to ride your horses for you. You may have a horse savvy young person around that would love to participate in the contest, but they don't own a curly. You pay their entry fee and they get to ride, log points and win great prizes! This would be a win-win for both of you -- your horses get ridden and the rider can enjoy and have fun! ;-) Also, what is also cool is that via the RAC Adventures page, they can share as much as they want - and I would gladly include a link to your farm with the post. Pretty nifty, eh? Maybe it is a horse you plan to sell eventually, what a great way to promote that horse and get it in the public eye and also show what a special curly he/she is! --- I really want to do what I can to help Quality Curly Breeders out there as much as I can.   AND also remember that the idea is to get out and promote the breed, so although arena time is fine, it is important to advance to public outings, shows, trail etc., to do this.

T-SHIRT DETAILS:

Ladies T-shirt Details

District ® Juniors Tri-Blend V-Neck Tee. DT242V

Comfort in triplicate. Tri-blend gives colors a soft, heathered effect that's just the right laid back hue.

  • 4.4-ounce, 50/38/12 poly/ring spun cotton/rayon
  • 30 singles
  • Tri-Blend fabric infuses each garment with unique character. Please allow for slight color variations.

Juniors Sizes: S-3XL

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Mens/unisex T-shirt Details

JERZEES ® - Heavyweight Blend 50/50 Cotton/Poly T-Shirt. 29M

  • 5.6-ounce, 50/50 cotton/poly (preshrunk)
  • Seamless body with set-in sleeves
  • Double-needle coverstitched on front neck
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Double-needle sleeves and hem

Adult Sizes: S-3XL

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COMPETITIVE TEAM - Details

Year End Points will be tallied TWO ways:

A. FOUR points for every hour ridden, either on the trail, arena or driving!
These points are based on the Participant's time (you the rider), and you can ride as many curlies as you wish!

B. 20 points for each event. ie Parade, Clinic or Show
You receive 20 points per event where you take at least one curly with you. If you take 2 curlies, you still get just 20 points. The points are based on the rider, not on the horses present. An event is any activity that enables you to promote your curlies. If your barn is holding a public clinic and your curly is participating, by all means, count that event. How grand that you can promote without hauling somewhere! If you do a fundraiser trail ride and there is an opportunity to promote your curly, again you get 20 points. For events that are more than 1 day - you receive 20 points for 1st day and 10 additional points for each consecutive day after that.

*Please note: You can not count points for giving lessons on your curly. You can not count training a curly if you are getting paid. This contest is targeting NON-Professionals.

COMPETITIVE TEAM - Prizes!

There will be TWO winners this year. Most points for the Unlimited Curly Division and the Curly & Me Division.

Examples of embroidered jackets from past year's RAC winners.

Each prize is beautifully embroidered & personalized with your name & title!
 

 

Please email with any questions regarding the RAC!