Youth barrel racing. Photo Elaina John 3 Cities Fairgrounds in Paradise Valley hosted a Gymkhana event on July 28.
Many participants in the gymkhana events were returning from Paradise Valley’s Horse Camp, which took place from July 14 to July 16. The gymkhana events were for all ages, divided into the groups: peewee (nine and under), youth (10-14), and intermediate (14-17). Adults were able to participate in all open events. In total, there were approximately 40 participant
Western participants at the horse show. Photo Elaina John On July 26, the Light Horse Show committee hosted a schooling horse show at the Vermilion Agricultural Grounds.
Schooling shows are strictly for participants to obtain feedback from a Clinician on how to improve their horsemanship skills and to gain experience in showing.
“We decided we’d like to have something on the fair weekend,” explained Light Horse Committee member Irene Smith, after discussing the cancellatio
Equine enthusiasts gathered at the Lakeland College Arena as the Vermilion Light Horse 4-H Club hosted the 49th Annual Rusty Bit Horse Show and Gymkhana from September 22-23.
A selection of classes included Western and English two-way versatility, pleasure, equitation, and showmanship, pairs, and an obstacle course. Faye Stone travelled from Wainwright to judge the event. New this year were driving classes.
The cold weather and inches of snow on the ground moved the event i