There are TONS of games. I would assume it depends on the area or group putting it on though. The main ones around here are
-stake and barrel
I have seen many many other different kinds though!
Some of the shows I go to have:
-flag race (2 flags on 2 barrels; must exchange)
-sack race (2 horse and riders; hold gunny sack between you and complete full circle around 4 barrels)
-ring race (3 rings on each side of arena you must "spear")
-egg and spoon (balance egg on plastic spoon at walk, trot, gallop)
-bareback dollar race (no saddle, dollar under leg at walk trot gallop, can't lose it)
-scoop shovel race (1 horse/rider drags another person on a scoop shovel)
-hide race (1 horse/rider drags another person on a hide)
-rescue race (1 horse/rider picks up another rider at the end of the arena)
-hangmans race (1 horse/rider drop off and pick up a rider on a rope, can't touch the ground)
-run and jump (1 small jump and 1 barrel)
-musical chairs (trot/gallop when music plays, get off horse when music stops and put your foot in a tire or hoop)
-speed dash (1 barrel)
-boot race (put boots at end of arena, ride horse to get them, and lead horse back)
-relay race (baton race) (3 riders with a baton)
-keg roping (rope a keg)
DrumRunner: I'm curious as to what these are?
27cfmd: What are these?
Potato race is two barrels one at the far end of the arena and another close to the time clock. On the far end barrel there are about 5 potatoes on top of the barrel you run in and grab one. The barrel before the time clock is turned over so the opening is facing up. You have to ring that barrel with your potato. Do it as fast as you can, doesn't matter if you knock over the far barrel but you DQ if you don't ring the barrel with the potato.
Magazine race is where there is one barrel at the end of the arena. Before you run in the arena you are given a page number that you draw of a hat. You run in as fast as you can, get off your horse, find that page and rip it out, then get back on your horse and run as fast as you can out..Hint that I've gotten good at. If you're an experienced rider and comfortable with your horse I always just put my foot in the stirrup and let mine start hauling ass while I'm still getting in the saddle. Lol Nikki and I are pretty good at it.
Double bare back is kinda a speed event but not all of the time, first you go to the end of the arena and get your partner off of the barrel then you have to lope/gallop around the arena without falling off then stop in the middle of the arena and without getting off you and your partner have to trade places on the horse. I haven't done this event in a long time but it's s LOT easier with a little person or kid as your partner. I always used my little sister because I could just drag her around me when changing places. Do it as fast as you can.
Streamer race is like arena race but you have a partner on their horse and 4 or so feet of party streamer. The two of you have to go in and around the barrel then run out as fast as you can without tearing your streamer. If you tear it you are DQ'd.
This girl that im friends with on facebook has pictures of her doing some kind of event where she gets another person riding behind her & they are running up to barrels & the second person has to grab a cup & drink?
Actually I should say was friends with her on FB I commented that her horse was pretty on her pictures
& she deleted me haha