The BCRA Rodeo action in Barriere on the Labour Day weekend at the annual Fall Fair was fast paced and great entertainment. Crowds cheered for the cowboys and cowgirls and applauded loudly for area competitors. Many rose to their feet, pumping fists in the air with enthusiasm when Barriere teen Jamie Myram rode a rank bovine to a win in the Junior Steer riding event scoring an impressive 72 points.
Thirty-eight steer riders came out of the chutes for the event, only eight made their eight second rides, and the top winner was Barriere’s own cowgirl Jamie Myram.
Interviewed after the event, Myram said she wanted to thank all of her sponsors who have supported her rodeo competitions this year; Jill Hayward, Ron Hindson, Bert Rilcoe, Gabion Walls, Jesse Myram, and especially her Dad, Jim Myram, for taking her from one end of B.C. to the other following the rodeo trail.
Jamie says, “Thanks everyone for believing in me, now I am off to the BCRA finals in Quesnel for steer riding on Sept 12 to 14.”
Jamie noted that there are other competitors from Barriere who have made the Top Ten for the Finals in Quesnel; Owen Hawkings, Rhett Bloomfield, Tristan Brackman, and Tristan Holt.
“That’s five out of the Top Ten competitors from Barriere,” says Jamie, “Yay, Barriere!”