Barriere Riding Club covers grandstand thanks to generous contributors

The Light Horse show ring had the last uncovered grandstand on the fairgrounds

(L-r) Last weekend

(L-r) Last weekend

The Barriere and District Riding Club (B&DRC) held the first events of their competition season with a gymkhana on May 23, and a horse show on May 24.

The unsettled weather over the weekend put the newest addition to the Light Horse area at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility to use – a beautiful new cover on the grandstand.

The Light Horse show ring had the last uncovered grandstand on the fairgrounds, and the B&DRC decided it was time to provide some cover for spectators and competitors.

This was made possible by a very generous grant from the Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society (LNTCFS), and this past weekend, LNTCFS secretary/treasurer, Martin Matthews joined B&DRC president Darcey Woods to unveil the completed project.

Ruth Black headed up the project committee. Bob Black, Bob Brandenburg, John Gidinsky and Uli Migl completed the construction. The B&DRC say the time and efforts of these volunteers were greatly appreciated by the club, and will be for years to come as the enjoy the covered seating.

In addition to the LNTCFS grant, donations were also received from Jim’s Market in Little Fort, Noble Tractor in Kamloops, and the Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic.

Barriere and District Riding Club says a big thank you to all of their donors and amazing volunteers for such generous support of their organization.

Horse enthusiasts and members of the public are invited to check out their upcoming events – a jumping and horse show on June 20 and 21, and a gymkhana on June 27.

Visit their website to see more events or to become a member: www.barrieredistrictridingclub.com