Event Information

EquestrianHorse Show


Other Info

 2020 Entry Form

 2020 Sport Information


Metra Super Barn
308 6th Ave. N.
Billings, MT 59101

State Games of America

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Entry Fees

First Class: $23/participant
Additional Classes:
(per horse)
Stall Fee: Separate fee to be paid onsite.
 Online Entry Deadline: July 8
 T-Shirt Deadline: July 1

Onsite registration only after July 8.

Onsite registration fee: $25

    additional $4 processing fee for each online and paper transaction

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Metra Super Barn
308 6th Ave. N.
Billings, MT 59101

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****Special Notice****

The Big Sky State Games is monitoring the ongoing concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and safety of the participants, friends, family members, the community of Billings and Montana are our top priority. We remain optimistic and hopeful that the Games will be held in July.

With the Big Sky State Games not scheduled to begin until mid-July (some events in June), all events are currently planned to proceed at this time but are subject to change as the situation further develops. Please refer to the Big Sky State Games website for updates.

Registration for the Summer Games will open mid April. The Big Sky State Games is following the recommendations and directives of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the state health department/Governor’s Office. We will follow their guidelines in terms of the continuation of events. Should they mandate events be canceled or rescheduled, Big Sky State Games will provide all participants with more detailed information regarding event rescheduling, cancellation, or refunds.

During these unprecedented times, we understand there is a great deal of uncertainty and concern. We all hope that soon we can return to our active and social lifestyles that for many will include sports and recreation activities including the Big Sky State Games. The immediate focus however, must be on keeping your family safe and helping to stop the spread of the virus.

Thank you for patience and your continued participation in the Games.


Special Information

Stall Fees
  • Stalls will be available for Fri. and Sat. evenings, $5 per stall night per horse.
  • Participant must clean and bring your own bedding.
  • For stall reservations, call Melody Bilden (406-323-4353).
Other Details
  • Yearling Trail & Leadline Trail will follow class #13.
  • Trail classes will be in order(unlike previous years).
  • Leadline High Point will be announced immediately following Leadline Trail class.
  • Equitation classes judge the rider and Pleasure classess judge the horse.
Ranch Trail Challenge
  • Class will consist of 12 obstacles, each worth 10 points, with 3 individual judges, each scoring 4 of the obstacles. After 3 refusals, rider will move on to next obstacle, recieving 0 points on that maneuver, but will NOT disqualify rider from the class. Course will be posted early, and a walk through for all riders will be held before the start of all trail classes. Riders are not allowed on the course before judging. Riders may ask judge for direction while on the course, or may have outside prompt read to them. Copies of the course will be made available.
    Safety is number 1! This course will be challenging but not scary! We want everyone, regardless of age or riding level to have fun!
    Leadline and 10 and under will be age appropriate. Two hand may be used on reins to maneuver an obstacle.

Horse Show Awards

Monogrammed hay bags awarded to winners of each Trail class

High Point Award Classes

Medals will be awarded to the top three winners in each event. High point awards will be awarded in each age division.

Category Classes
Lead Line 8 & Under and Future 4Hers 08, 14
Youth 10 & Under 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Youth 11-17 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Adult 18 & Over 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Novice 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Junior 4H (13 & Under) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Senior 4H (14 & Over) 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Registration Information

# Event Codes Age Groups
Yearling Fillies
2 & 3 Year Old Mares
Aged Mares
Yearling Colts & Geldings
2 & 3 Year Old Geldings
Aged Geldings
Yearling Lung Line
Leadline Equitation
(8 & Under & Future 4Hers)
English Pleasure
English Equitation
Western Pleasure
Western Equitation
Leadline Trail (8 & under)
Yearling Trail
Ranch Trail Challenge
01) Youth (10 & under)
02) Youth (11-17)
03) 18 & Over
04) Jr. 4H
05) Sr. 4H
06) *Novice
Barrel Racing
Pole Bending
01) 17 & Under
02) 18 & Over