President's Message

Good Riddance 2020…..

I want to take a moment to introduce myself. I started riding CTPA for the first time in 2019, survived 2020 and am looking forward to 2021. I've seen the best and the worst of sorting and penning in the last two years and my goal is to make 2021 an amazing year for CTPA.

The Board has been working very hard over the last few weeks to plan a great show schedule for 2021. I am very excited to announce our schedule for the year (see below). We will have seven shows on the schedule this year starting this month with the Cindy Cool Memorial and concluding with the CTPA finals show in October. Don't worry, we will of course have our annual Good Time Show at the Rolling H Ranch, as well as our scenic shows at the Sky Hawk Ranch. We have worked hard to find ways to improve on the great success of the 2019 season. We will just pretend that 2020 didn't exist.


February 27 3-Man Sorting,       Cindy Cool Memorial
Branton's Arena, Jefferson, OR

April 10 3-Man Sorting       Drag N Fly Arena, Terrebonne, OR

May 29-30 Penning/Sorting       Sky Hawk Ranch, Redmond, OR
(sanctioned for points)

July 17-18 3-Man Sorting,       Sky Hawk Ranch, Redmond, OR (sanctioned for points)

July 29-Aug 1 3-Man Sorting,       Rolling H Ranch, Junction City, OR
(sanctioned for points)

August 21-22 Penning/Sorting       Rim Rock Event Center, Powell Butte, OR

October 22-23 CTPA Finals       Rim Rock Event Center, Powell Butte, OR

All shows will qualify for points for members only for the Finals Event in October. In 2021, there will be not be a charge of an awards fee for non-members at the promoter events only. At all Sponsored CTPA shows, all teams will pay an awards fee. The awards fee is used for awards and added money for members only at the Finals Event in October. The type of awards given will depend on member participation throughout the year.

I am also proud to announce that a committee is working on updating the Mission Statement for CTPA going forward into 2021. We hope it will serve as a foundation for the Association going forward.

It was just a short two years ago that I was on my way to my first CTPA show in Walla Walla with just a single team. I was a little intimidated to go ride with so many unknown people and doubted my ability to compete. A couple of the members went out of their way to make sure my first CTPA experience was a successful one. Without them, I would have probably chickened out. I want to take this opportunity to invite all of you out there to come ride with us. We are a family of riders that love to compete with and against each other and cheer everybody on. As your new president, I want to make a commitment to making new members feeling comfortable and welcome. I would like to extend a challenge to all existing members to invite someone new to come join us. Always looking for volunteers to help number, set up panels, etc.

Watch for further announcements on

See ya at Cindy Cool Memorial.

"Riding, like life, doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."

Kelley Mingus


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