A ‘Young Guns’ Bullarama was held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, on April 6, and was a positive event for both young riders and young bulls.
It was also very much a family affair, as noted by the large number of families complete with kids that attended the fundraising event for the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund.
This was a rider development Bullarama where novice riders competed against experienced professionals, all on equal ground thanks to a handicap scoring system.
Eighteen riders took part in the Young Guns two-go-around event with the following results:
First go around:
• 1st Justin Davis – 84 points
• 2nd Ryan Jasper – 83.5 points
• 3rd Shane King – 82 points
• Tied for 4th Matt O’Flynn and Reid Fuller – 78 points
Second go around
• 1st Jory Holmes – 84.5 points
• 2nd Reid Lozier – 83 points
• Tied for 3rd Casey Spears and Grayson Winters – 82.5 points
The winning average went to Grayson Winters with 159.5 points
A special part of the bull riding event was a class for aspiring young bull riders 16 years and under, with six riders entered, including local cowgirls Jamie Myram and Katie Holland.
Junior bull rider results
1st Jackson Scott – 66 points
2nd Triston Holt – 64 points
Event organizer and president of the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund, Steven Puhallo, said, “We had a great event, gave the young riders and bulls an opportunity to compete, and also broke even on our costs. The winner of the event was wearing a Little Britches Rodeo trophy buckle, and was the least experienced rider to compete in the two go’s. He walked away from the event with a couple hundred bucks in his pocket, a shiny new trophy buckle, and a big smile on his face.”
Country 103’s Louis McIvor was also onsite looking after the sound and music for the event,
Sponsors for the event included Country 103 Radio, KGHM International Ajax Copper-Gold Project, Media Esteem Business Services, North Thompson Str/Journal, S & E Bucking Bulls, Whispering Pines/Clinton Indian Band, and the North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association.
If you would like to learn more about the Frm Kids Scholarship Fund and their upcoming events go to: www.farmkidsfund.ca.