Dave Price memorial dedication in Rodeo arena

Dick Ross presents plaque on behalf of Fall Fair to Jessie Price and Sharon Price

Dick Ross presents plaque on behalf of Fall Fair to Jessie Price and Sharon Price honouring Dave Price on Labour Day weekend at the 63rd annual Fall Fair and Rodeo.

Dick Ross presents plaque on behalf of Fall Fair to Jessie Price and Sharon Price honouring Dave Price on Labour Day weekend at the 63rd annual Fall Fair and Rodeo.

Dave Price was born in Kamloops Sept. 19, 1917, and spent his entire life in the Barriere area. He grew up with a love of the farm life, especially horses. In his younger days Dave loved the challenge of riding unbroke or spoiled horses, then when they weren’t any fun anymore (wouldn’t buck anymore) he would sell them and get a new one.

His love of horses lasted a lifetime, and his taking up of the sport of chariot racing at the age of 60 just added to his list of equine accomplishments. Twice Dave was named sportsman of the year by his fellow drivers.

Dave was a major supporter of the pony racing at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo, not just as a driver and competitor, but also as an advocate for the sport, and for its growth at the event. He was very proud of his hometown chariot and chuckwagon races, and worked tirelessly with his family to improve the track, build barns, and support the event in any way he could.

Dave continued to race his team at the North Thompson Fall Fair under the North Thompson Indian Band banner until 2001, just days before his 84th birthday.

Dave was known for his love of horses, his inspiring “can do” example as a very senior chariot racer, his love of auctions, rodeo and dancing. And who can forget his sense of humour, caring and pride?

Dave passed away at home on the farm on May 5, 2003; leaving a legacy of good sportsmanship, horsemanship, and fast hooves at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo.

The plaque reads:

This building is dedicated to the

Memory of Dave Price

1917 – 2003

Dave was a major supporter of pony racing at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo from as early as the 1970’s; not just as a pony chariot driver and competitor, but also as an advocate for the sport, and for its growth at the event.  He was known for his love of horses, auctions, rodeo and dancing; as well as his sense of humour,

caring, pride, and ‘can do’ attitude as a very senior chariot racer. Dave continued to race his pony chariot team here until 2001, just days before his 84th birthday.

Dave leaves a legacy of good sportsmanship, horsemanship,

and fast hooves at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo.

“Thanks Dave… may all your races be exhilarating”

North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association