Riding Club hands out year end awards

The Barriere & District Riding Club wrapped up a busy 2012 season with their Year End Banquet and Awards on Oct. 27

L-r: Gymkhana organizer Kristina Bradley presents gymkhana senior advanced year end awards to Sharon Threatful

L-r: Gymkhana organizer Kristina Bradley presents gymkhana senior advanced year end awards to Sharon Threatful

The Barriere & District Riding Club wrapped up a busy and exciting 2012 season with their Year End Banquet and Awards on Oct. 27, at the Fall Fair Hall.

Approximately 100 members and their families turned out for this event. A delicious potluck dinner was enjoyed before the Awards were handed out.

Trophy Buckles and bronc-style halters (for the novice gymkhana classes) were awarded to the High Point winners; embroidered saddle blankets to the runners-up, halters for third, embroidered saddle covers for fourth, and a set of polo wraps for fifth in all age divisions for the horse shows and the gymkhanas.

Recognized for their efforts were the Volunteers of the Year – (competing member) Wendy Sabyan, (director) Joanne Pettersen, (recreational member) Gail Yon. Riley Leduc, Helen and Ron Woods, Peter and Marylin Maidment, Tami and Jim Myram, Pat Dickie, Al Threatful, and Cindy Somogyi, Cat Elliot and Pam Jim were all recognized for the extra effort they had put into the shows and gymkhanas throughout the year.

Most Improved Rider Awards:

Doris Luhowy (Recreational Rider), Chantal Holt and Cherie Witts (horse shows), Wendy Sabyan and Sarah Pringle (gymkhanas)

Sportsmanship Awards:

Lori Witts and Katie Elliot (horse shows), Patti Aldrich and Catrina Daniels (gymkhanas)

Spirit Award: Haley Pringle

Year End Award Winners:

Horse Shows:

Small Fry – Alexis Nelson

Green – this is the first step for horses or riders new to competing in horse shows, horses were asked to perform only at the walk and jog or trot.

Chantal Holt

Kristina Leduc

Jane Leamy

Lori Witts

Suzanne Emerson

Novice – a step up from the green classes, horses will be asked for all three gaits, patterns were not as challenging as those asked for in the senior classes.

Nicolle Dupont

Sarah Underwood

Jane Leamy Richard Arthur

Petra Migl

Junior – Kids that are 12 and Under as of January 1:

Kaylee Hudema

Lizzy Elliot

Zoe Ovenden

Lane Robinson

Intermediate – 13 – 18 year olds as of January 1:

Hailey Blattler

Jenny Jim

Katie Elliot

Shaye Turcotte

Veronica Blattler

Senior – 19 + over

Darcey Woods

Dani Noble

Rhonda Kopp

Jen Leighton

Judy Banks

We partnered with the 100 Mile Outriders riding club to bring the first (hopefully annual) Thompson-Cariboo Show Circuit, to encourage our horse show competitors to venture out of their home town “comfort zone”, and to increase the number of riders competing in each club’s shows.

Junior:

Caily Mellot

Kaylee Huddema

Intermediate:

Hailey Blattler

Cassidy Mellot

Novice:

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Nicolle Dupont

Senior:

Darcey Woods

Dani Noble

Jr. Sportsmanship Award:

Caily Mellot

Gymkhanas:

Leadline –

Gabriel Polleck

Matthew Fothergil

PeeWee Novice-

Jake Bradley

Alexis Nelson

Becky Bradley

Rylan Baker

PeeWee Advanced-

Kamryn Cousins

Intermediate Novice-

Sarah Pringle

Haley Pringle

Shaye Turcotte

Intermediate Advanced-

Catrina Daniels

Katie Holland

Katie Elliot

Jenny Jim

Jamie Myram

Katie Holland

Senior Novice –

Chantal Holt

Petra Migl

Jane Leamy

Sarah Underwood

Paula Cousins

Senior Advanced-

Wendy Sabyan

Sharon Threatful

Noah Baker

Michelle Baker

Connie Holland

Jack Benny Novice

Jill Dunbar

Patti Aldrich

Sheila Cousins

Jack Benny Advanced-

Cat Elliot

Dave Holland

High Point Paint Horse Award: The winner has to be riding a registered Paint, and this is a combination of both the shows and gymkhanas;  Jane Leamy with Texas Style Rose

In 2013 the B&DRC will be again hosting several horse shows, gymkhanas, clinics, trail rides and other activities for the horse enthusiasts of our area. New members are always welcome. It’s the 40th Anniversary for the B&DRC in 2013 so bring along your enthusiasm and ideas to help us make 2013 our best year ever.

If you would like to get involved, or attend a monthly meeting call Darcey at 250-318-9975.