My name is Taylor and my two horses names are Rookie Joe who is 25 years old and Flirt who is 11 years old, and I am a member of the B.C. Little Britches Rodeo Association. We had our first rodeo in 100 Mile House on May 20th and 21st.
Everybody was excited for the first rodeo of the year. There are eight events in our rodeos. They are: barrel racing, pole bending, dummy roping, the stake race, co-ed steer riding, chute dogging, goat tail tying, goat tying and breakaway roping. My favourite event is pole bending. I ride my old boy Rookie Joe for that event because he is an old pro at it and you can tell that it is his favourite event as well.
On Sunday, they were giving saddles away for the top All Around Juniors and Seniors boys and girls. as well as saddle pads for runner up. On Saturday, first placers got a buckle in all the events and I’m proud to say that I got my second buckle on Rookie Joe in pole bending!
On Saturday, we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday early and were encouraged to wear something red and white. On Sunday it was ‘Tough Enough to Wear Pink’ so lots of kids wore something with pink on it for breast cancer.
Thank you to Back on Track Canada for donating prizes for the Hard Luck award and a competitors draw. The Hard Luck award went to a friend whose horse gave her a rough time all weekend, but she didn’t quit. The competitors draw went to a young man whose rodeo number got pulled out of a hat! There was also a Safety Award given out to a very, very good friend of mine who is a senior and she was wearing her helmet through all of her runs, and she won a new helmet!
On Saturday night, most of us kids were playing Man Tracker, and some of us were on our horses and most were on the ground. There was this one boy that was climbing the fence of the arena and I trotted Rookie Joe over to him reached up and tagged him! So he went and tagged a lot of other kids on the ground and I think the people on horses won that round! Thank you 100 Mile House for a great Rodeo!!
I am pretty excited for our next rodeos this summer! You will have to come back and check out what else I will have to report and some updated pictures. – Taylor :0)
About the British Columbia Little Britches Rodeo Association:
The British Columbia Little Britches Rodeo Association is a place for young cowboys and cowgirls to get a start in the sport of rodeo. A non-profit organization, the B.C. Little Britches Rodeo Association along with local rodeo clubs throughout the province host rodeos throughout the spring, summer and fall. Communities from Langley to Merritt, Falkland and Barriere to several Interior towns including Clinton, 100 Mile House, Williams Lake and as far north as Prince George participate. This is a family oriented sport that benefits these young competitors in several ways including the responsibility they learn through caring for their animals, as well as the respect, camaraderie and sportsmanship they gain as competitors. For more, visit http://www.bclbra.org/
About Back on Track Canada Inc.:
Back on Track® was established in Sweden in 2000 by a Swedish medical doctor to sell therapeutic Horse, Human, and Dog products made from a functional fabric called Welltex®. Welltex® represented years of exploration, research, and innovation blending ancient Chinese healing knowledge with hi tec fabric innovation. Welltex® was one of the first therapeutic fabrics created through the fusion of ceramic minerals with fabric thread. It was at the forefront of a functional fabric revolution that is now sweeping across the textile industry.
Welltex® established a foothold in the Equine industry as top industry players recognized the amazing therapeutic results in their horses. As the product moved across the Atlantic to North America growth in the Equine industry continued as Western discipline practitioners were introduced to Welltex®.
Simultaneously Welltex® was making inroads in the Human and Dog therapeutic fabric industry. Testimonials about the Welltex® effect along with continuous product development and design innovation continued to fuel Back on Track®’s market growth and brand awareness. For more, visit https://botcanada.com/ca/