Southern Texas Playday Association
Located in Friendswood, Texas
Our first official playday was April 20, 1996.
What is a Playday? It is a combination of horse and rider timed events. There are usually four events at each playday: Poles, Cloverleaf Barrels, Straight-away Barrels, and an optional Jackpot Race. Riders can ride for fun or compete in the playday. Riders must compete in his/her age group/class to receive points. Points are awarded on the basis of the rider's finish/place. Riders accumulate points for each event that they compete in. At the end of each playday, winners in each age group will receive an ALL-AROUND award on the basis of his/her accumulated points.
Date/Time: To Be Announced.
Location: All the playdays are held at Old City "Arena" Park in Friendswood, Texas unless posted differently. Friendswood is located between Houston and Galveston, Texas. Address: 300 Briarmeadow, Friendswood, Texas 77546. Always call before you haul, arena not covered.
After the playday starts, entries must be done during a drag. Regardless of age, contestants must show proof of age (birth certificate, driver's license, ID, etc.) at each playday or give STPA a copy to keep on file. It is also the contestant’s responsibility to bring proof of a current Negative Coggins test for each horse to every show. SIX-point system, points will be on the rider. Special arrangement for conflicting schedules will be available.
Age Groups: Lead-line; 9 & Under; 10-13; 14-18; 19 & Over. Age is determined as of January 1, 2017.
Exhibitions: No age group. All exhibitions will be ran before each event.
Lead-line Class: All lead-line events will be ran FIRST at the start of the playday consecutively. All lead-liners that are eligible, will receive a buckle. Must compete in all events at a minimum of 3 shows.
Drag: We will drag as needed during exhibitions. We will drag at least every 10 riders during the classes. The number may be adjusted due to the condition of the arena.
Last updated: March 06, 2017
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