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Mule Competitions

Mule Tickets

Purchase a mule ticket for a chance to win Danielle, a 12.3 hands 16 months old bay molly mule. All ticket proceeds go to the United Veterans Council of Bedford County. 

We will be drawing the winner on Saturday September 30 at 7pm at the Cooper Steel Arena. You do not need to be present to win, we will call you if you win! Don't need a mule? We will auction the mule if you decide not to keep it and you get half the proceeds. The other half will go to the United Veterans Council of Bedford County. Last year's mule sold for $3,000!

*At the time of drawing we will attempt to call you to verify you want to keep or auction the mule. If we are unable to reach you, we will auction the mule and keep a standing bid until we reach you. We will also email you if we cannot reach you by phone. *

Danielle by the Lake

Mule Competition Schedule

Thursday ​September 28

  • Wagon Train 10am from Cooper Steel Arena

    • Wagon Train is about 15 miles long so please pack a lunch.​

Friday September 29

  • Quarter  Ranch Mule & Donkey Show  Cooper Steel Arena 9 am - Friday Schedule *must enter by 5pm Thursday evening.  Reining Pattern

  • Gaited Mule Show Cooper Steel Arena 12 pm - Friday Schedule *must enter by 5pm Thursday evening.

Saturday September 30

  • Wagon Show Sponsored by Wagon Masters Family Center 9am

  • Quarter Ranch  Mule & Donkey Show  Champions Arena 10 am  - Saturday Schedule *must enter by 5pm Friday evening. Reining Pattern

  • Gaited Mule Show Cooper Steel Arena  10am - Saturday Schedule *must enter by 5pm Friday evening.

  • Draft horse and Mule Halter show Cooper Steel Arena 12 pm - Schedule

  • Mule and Draft pulling Champion Arena Weigh in 2pm Starts 3PM - Classes

  • Mule Race Sponsored by Lucky Dog Racing  7PM Cooper Steel Arena

  • Mule Drawing Giveaway 7PM Cooper Steel Arena

JR Mule Skinner Program

Wagon Masters
Lucky Dog Racing

The Jr Mule Skinner program is an opportunity for all generations to learn about the American Mule and the history of Bluegrass Music. During the 1 hour session Marty Ray Gordon will explain how mules are created and their unique anatomy. He will demonstrate with Jill the mule and point out parts of  the harness. He will also tell about the history and making of Bluegrass music.  Attendee will receive a certificate of completion signed by Bedford county’s Senior Mule Skinner Mr. Billy Tapley , a booklet that covers American Mule’s contributions, where bluegrass music started and true story of Marty Ray Gordon’s life growing up with mules in Wartrace Tn. Come and get up close with Jill and ask questions about mules and Music.

AMMA Membership

Click this link to fill out the application to become a member of the American Mule and Music Association.

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