Little Britches marks 25 year anniversary

Young competitors came from across the province to compete at the Little Britches Rodeo in Barriere

Dick and Carmen Ross were truly surprised by the presentation from the young competitors on behalf of Little Britches Rodeo in Barriere.

Dick and Carmen Ross were truly surprised by the presentation from the young competitors on behalf of Little Britches Rodeo in Barriere.

Twenty-five years ago Dick and Carmen Ross held the first Little Britches Rodeo in B.C., right here in Barriere.  The couple promoted the event to other areas, and Carmen wrote the first rule book for Little Britches.

Since then the event has grown to the point where it is now held in communities throughout the province.

2012 marked a milestone anniversary, and most fittingly in celebration of the 25th anniversary celebration, the Little Britches Rodeo Finals were held in Barriere the weekend of Aug. 25-26, at the North Thompson Fall Fair facility.

Young competitors came from across the province to compete, and to help celebrate the anniversary of their rodeo; and event organizers Frank and Chantal Holt worked diligently with their team to present a first class event for all.

The Finals’ awards banquet on the Saturday night saw Little Britches competitors and organizers make a surprise presentation of engraved silver buckles to Dick and Carmen, for their continued dedication to Little Britches in B.C.

Then the year-end awards, which included silver buckles and trophy saddles were presented to the young competitors, followed by a dance in the fall fair hall.

On the Sunday, a Jackpot Little Britches rodeo was held to round out the weekend, then competitors and their families packed up and returned to home communities across the province.  Find more about the group at: http://www.bclbra.org/