North Thompson Star/Journal
From the tallest to the smallest, from the oldest to the youngest. Size and age didn’t just relate to horses in the BC Barrel Racing Finals competitions held in Barriere at the North Thompson Fall Fair grounds, Aug. 16 – 19, but also to the riders. One of the most popular events was the Pee Wee division that brought out enthusiastic youngsters who showed they already are capable of running the barrels in the famous clover leaf pattern, while family, friends, and the crowd cheered them on.
Pee Wee riders ran the barrels on each of the three days of the event, with daily winners and a final aggregate score awarded at the BCBRA Finals banquet on the Sunday evening. All Pee Wee competitors received an award for their barrel racing efforts.