Barrel racing is gaining in popularity, especially in the North Thompson area this spring and summer as cowgirls compete in qualifier races at the North Thompson Fall Fair grounds for the BC Barrel Racing Finals scheduled for Aug. 16 to 19, 2012, at the same facility.
On Saturday, May 26, a qualifier barrel race competition will be held at the fairgrounds featuring a $500 added race.
Organizer Darcey Woods says, “We are expecting lots of contestants – as many as 70! There is no admission charge to cheer on your favourites, and we expect to see some very good barrel racing action.”
Woods also notes a concession will be on site to feed both spectators and contestants.
All of the action is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. in the outdoor rodeo arena.
If you are interested in competing or upcoming race dates contact Woods at 250-672-9891.