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 indoors, but it didn’t dull the excitement of the young riders. Participants encouraged one another throughout the event.
“I really enjoy this event because it is a fun show, and not super competitive. This year, it was a way for me to start a young horse doing show events,” said six-year member, Emily Elder.