Conditions were just about perfect for the Watch Lake/Green Lake Gymkhana at the Green Lake gymkhana grounds on July 13.
Dust was at a minimum and the temperature comfortable.
Entries for a July event hit a record high level, with 18 from Williams Lake boosting the numbers. Spectator turnout was also good, event spokesperson Mark McMillan says, adding numerous volunteers stepped up to the plate as well to make the day run smoothly.
“All in all a good day.”
The only minor bump was a couple of riders who were dumped from their horses, but went injury-free.
Riders competed for prize money, ribbons and points toward day and year-end aggregate awards. Along with the standard events, such as barrel racing and pole bending, competitors entertained the crowd with novelty races, including musical tires where riders jumped off their horses when the music stopped and scrambled for an empty rubber tire to stick their foot in and stay in the game.
First and second place in each competition class were:
Pole bending: Punky Mulvahill; Dennis Gunn.
Stake race: Terris Billyboy; Nicole Hoessl.
Barrel race: T. Billyboy; Bridget Rosette.
Key hole: Rosette; Gunn.
Pole bending: Kaylee Billyboy; Carolyn Cook.
Stake race: K. Billyboy; James Evans.
Barrel race: K. Billyboy; Cook.
Key hole: K. Billyboy; Tiana Johnny.
Pole bending: Cecilia Warren; Rayelle Robinson.
Stake race: Warren; R. Robinson.
Barrel race: R. Robinson; Warren.
Key hole: R. Robinson; Jazmyne Bittner.
Pole bending: Dane Robinson; Kennedy Kolisnyk.
Stake race: John Noskey; D. Robinson.
Barrel race: Noskey; D. Robinson.
Key hole: D. Robinson; Hunter Adams.
Peewee lead line
Pole bending: Kassidy Kolisnyk; Justine Billyboy.
Stake race: Jimmy Testawich; Kalee Pincott.
Barrel race: Testawich; K. Pincott.
Key hole: Testawich; J. Billyboy.
Ribbon race: T. Billyboy and K. Billyboy; Johnny and Mulvahill.
Musical tires: Evans; Mandy Pincott.
Senior: T. Billyboy; Rosette.
Intermediate: K. Billyboy; Cook.
Junior: R. Robinson; Warren.
Peewee: D. Robinson; Noskey.