An important rule change has been made to Goat Tying that will be implemented for the 2018 Junior High and 2018 High School State Finals and the 2018 Junior High and High School National Finals. All goat competitions in the 2018-2019 season (starting in September 2018) will also be effected by this change.
Please be sure to read and understand the additional language in the rule (in red).
** Goat Tying. Page 64, III Event Rules, #8 **
“Legs must remain crossed and secure for 6 seconds after completion of tie. While the judge is performing the 6-second procedure, the contestant will make no gestures, motions or noises to distract the goat. This will be considered trying to take an unfair advantage and will result in a disqualification.” (ADDITION) Contestant must clear the goat immediately after the tie has been flagged.