The rain outside didn’t seem to put a damper on the moods of the girls participating in a Barrel Racing clinic on Thursday, May 17. The clinic is held yearly by the Cowpokes Association, and one of 10 taught by Rebecca Beebe, who comes from Islay, Alberta.
The four girls that participated in the clinic had the opportunity to practice some slow work, mostly learning the barrel pattern and controlling their horse, but they also made some lifelong friends according to Beebe.
The Little Cowpokes Junior Rodeo Association held their third of five events at the Lakeland College Arena on August 9. In the organization’s sixth year, little cowpokes aged 3 - 15 years old gathered to compete and have fun. “We are very proud; the children have been trying so hard and have been having so much fun this year,” said Rebecca Fletcher. Events included barrel racing, pole bending, goat tail untying, goat tying, break away, and team roping.This year, the club has