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Gymkhana is timed obstacle racing on horseback. There are 13 events. Some favor speed, some favor skill. Gymkhana is an exciting, family oriented equestrian sport that riders of all ages and skill levels may enjoy.


The Modjeska Mavericks in association with The California Gymkhana Association sponsor monthly shows. Riders may earn a variety of awards while participating at all skill levels.



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Things You Will Want To Know

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All rules dictated by The California Gymkhana Association will be strictly adhered to and enforced. It is your responsibility as a member of the California Gymkhana Association to obtain a copy of these rules from the CGA website (www.calgymkhana.com) or by requesting a copy directly from the CGA office. Riders are responsible for knowing these rules.

The following rules apply to the Modjeska Mavericks and are subject to change if so decided by the current Board of Directors.


  1. Both single and family memberships are offered. Current rates will be posted on the application.
  2. Norco Residents – Will join as a Mavericks Member.
    Non-Norco Residents – will join as an Associate Member.
  3. Points toward Mavericks year end awards are only retroactive for one show.
  4. Membership is valid for the current show season only (September thru July).

Year End Awards

  1. In order to qualify for any year end awards a rider must:
    1. Be a member in good standing and have no debt to the club or CGA.
    2. Ride 60% of the events offered in a season.
    3. Ride 1 of the last 3 shows of the season.
    4. Work ½ an event at each show that you attend.
  2. Leadliners may qualify for year end awards if they meet all the above criteria.

Perfect Attendance

To achieve perfect attendance you must ride every event at every show during a season. There are no exceptions to this rule.


Points & Placing

  1. Points for events will be awarded as follows:
    1. First place 7 points
    2. Second place 5 points
    3. Third place 4 point
    4. Fourth place 3 points
    5. Fifth place 2 points
    6. Any ”good” ride below fifth place will receive 1 point, regardless of time
  2. Daily High Point will be awarded at the end of each show.
  3. You can only receive daily highpoint in the division that you rode in that day
  4. If a rider places in a higher bracket, their points will be accrued in the bracket in which they signed up for the day.
  5. A rider will be placed and receive points according to the time they ran. If a rider places in a higher division they will receive the points according to their placing in the higher division.
  6. No rider can place in a lower bracket than they are registered in.
  7. Leadliners do not place but will be awarded as follows:
    1. Complete 3 events and receive a ribbon.
    2. Complete 4 or more events and choose either a ribbon or trophy.
  8. The last show of the season will be a points only fundraiser show with no awards announced or dispersed.

Move – Ups

  1. A rider will move up to a higher bracket in the following ways:
    1. After completing 4 rides in a higher bracket in one show day.
    2. Riding 3 events in a higher division in 3 consecutive shows, the rider will be given the option (to move up).
  2. Riders can move down in divisions during a season but will only be given “Ride Credits” for shows they have competed in. NO POINTS WILL TRANSFER DOWN.
  3. Any rider who moves up in the last 3 shows of the season will ride and place in the new division but will still accrue points in their previous bracket for the duration of the season. The horse and rider will start accumulating points in the higher bracket the following season.
  4. Move ups will be done after the end of the show day. These results will be posted on the Mavericks web site (modjeskamavericks.org).
  5. When a rider is moved up a division they will be placed in accordance to the amount of points they have. A rider may not move up any higher than 1 point behind 2nd place, this may result in a loss of points.


  1. The Mavericks Board will decide each season as to any Youth and Adult division splits based on rider membership. The Modjeska Mavericks Board will make this decision with in the first 3 shows of the season.
  2. Divisions may be combined for day awards at any show due to lack of riders.
  3. Riders with birthdays during the show season that will change their age division(from Youth to Adult) will be given the option at the first show to choose either Youth or Adult, BUT must remain in that division the entire season.

Horse Substitutions

  1. A rider may use a substitute horse for accruing Mavericks points, ONLY if a Veterinarian’s note is provided stating that the horse is unable to compete. A horse’s pregnancy is not an excused medical condition.
  2. A substitute horse must ride in the same division as their primary mount and cannot move up or down divisions regardless of their times (i.e. AA rider must still accrue AA points).

Parents and Legal Guardians

A special notice regarding minors direct from the CGA State Office.


Remember parents and legal guardians... All CGA entry forms including district forms must be signed by a parent or legal guardian for all minors participating in CGA events. There are no exceptions to this rule! A permission slip from a parent or guardian is not acceptable. There must be a wet signature on all forms.


***Exceptions to any of the above rules will only be granted with Board Approval***

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Mavericks Best

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Happy Birthday

The Modjeska Mavericks were born in 1960. The 2013–2014 Season marks our 54th year. Read more of the history of our club here.


For Those Who Serve...

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The Modjeska Mavericks would like to take a moment to thank all those who serve in defense of our country. To the men and women who put their life on the line every day so that we may live in "the land of the free and the home of the brave" we say THANK YOU.