Perfect weather for riding

Driving event at 70 Mile draws over 30 participants

Ellen Hockley of Pritchard drove a pair of Fjords

Ellen Hockley of Pritchard drove a pair of Fjords

Thirty-one drivers from all over British Columbia and some from Alberta turned up in 70 Mile for the Cariboo Trails 2014 Combined Driving Event, July 19-20.

The event at Huber Farms and Equestrian Centre was well-attended and the weather was perfect for riding, says organizer Ken Huber.

Angela Albertson (Mission) finished first, Helen Howell (Mission) placed second, Dave Franklin (Aldergrove) was third and Erica Harris (Telkwa) was fourth in the very small equine (VSE) Training Single/Pair category.

In Training Horse Single, Rose Ekland (Quesnel) was first and Mary Rossman (Quesnel) was second.

In the Training Pony Single category, Barbara Murphy (Cochrane, Alta.) was first; Rosalie Turcotte (Mission) was second; Barbara Gorsline (Quesnel) was third; Brenda Burt (Cherryville) placed fourth; Karyn Greenlees-Worsfold (Green Lake) placed fifth; Shannon Walton (Cherryville) placed sixth; and in seventh was Grant Pottinger (Telkwa).

In Training Pony Pair, Theo Miedema (Fort. St. John) placed first and Sharon Nixon (Winlaw) was second.

Katie Iceton (Armstrong) was second under Prelim VSE Pair.

Shirley Bradbury (Langley), under Prelim VSE 4 Up, was first.

Alice Bourassa (Powell River) finished first in Prelim Pony Single, followed by Judith Orr-Bertelsen (Red Deer County, Alta.) in second, Barbara Murphy (Cochrane, Alta.) in third, and Maureen Pearse (Nanaimo) in fourth.

Under Prelim Pair, Ellen Hockley (Pritchard) was first and Betsy Nasmyth (Nelson) was second.

In Prelim Horse Single, Cynthia Crook (Stony Plain, Alta.) was first.