Birangle Stake is a gymkhana event that is run in
many different types of shows. It is used in Horse Shows,
Playdays, and of course Gymkhana.
To explain a little something about running patterns,
there is one stipulation that needs to be brought forth,
and that is that some horses make left or right turns better
than they do the other one.Remember one thing that is important
to have good running times, when you are starting your run, make
sure your horse is at full speed before you enter the timing line and
don't start to stop your horse until you have crossed the timing
line at the finish. The disqualifications for speeds events are
inforced if you go off pattern or fall off your horse. There are
time penalities if you knock down a barrel or pole, which most
of the time is two seconds added on your existing time.
Here's a little bit about the Birangle Stake pattern.
There is two poles that are set side by side at the end of the
arena. When you run the Birangle you are to make two turns
of the same direction. So if you have a left turning horse, you
start behind the timing line and go to the left pole first and
you then make a left turn around the pole, to end up facing the
pole that is on the right. You then make another left at the
second pole and make another left turn, ending up to where you
are facing home. And then you run home passing the timing line before
you stop your horse.
Now if you have a right turning horse you would start before the
timing line and head to the pole that is on the right making a right
turn around the pole to face the second one. You then make another
right turn at the second pole to where your horse is facing towards
home. You then run home past the timing lines.
Please keep in mind that the speed of each horse varies and
whenever you are running a speed event, you run it at you and your
horse's capabilities. Please remember to take caution to keep you
from getting hurt and from your horse from getting hurt
also or going lame.
And please one more thing for safety precautions, please
wear a helmet to secure safety on your behalf.