Arena Sorting

One of Australia’s fastest growing equestrian sports

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Arena Sorting happens throughout the year. It is one of Australia’s fastest growing equestrian sports.

A team of 3 riders attempt to draft 10 head of cattle through a gate in numerical order. The cattle are drafted from a herd of 12 cattle in the arena. The team who manages to get the most cattle through the gate in order, in the fastest time, wins. Teams are limited to a two minute time bracket. Arena sorting is a great sport for riders of every age and ability. It is also a great spectator event with lots of fun, fast paced action throughout the event. No previous cattle experience is required.

Some of the Arena Sorting events are held in conjunction with local Family Fun Days where amusement rides, market stalls and other attractions for the whole family are also offered. Camping and (limited) yards are available at each event and the weekend events are a great opportunity to stay at the grounds. Campers can enjoy the beauty of the exquisite Milton Showgrounds and Milton village while immersing themselves in a fun, inclusive, laid back camping experience.

We encourage riders of all disciplines, abilities and ages to attend our events. As long as you can independently control your horse you are welcome to compete!