Nez Percé Stake Race
|Stake race (Figure 8)|
The Nez Percé Stake Race is a type of pole bending race. It is one of five competition game events approved for specialty shows by the Appaloosa Horse Club. The race was inspired by the games played by the Nez Percé exhibiting their riding skills.
Unlike traditional pole bending races, two horses race on identical courses laid out side-by-side with the loser eliminated and the winner moving up the brackets to race the other winners.