Heavy rain on June 23 didn’t do anything to slow down the barrel racers at the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo grounds in Barriere. A large number of area riders turned out once again for the second-to-last qualifier event hosted by area equestrian Darcey Woods (pictured). The qualifiers have been held over the past two months to assist barrel racers in being eligible to compete in the BC Barrel Racing finals that will be held at the fall fair grounds on Aug. 16 to 19 this year. Prize money of approximately $100,000 is up for grabs in the finals. and spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer.