Leduc Black Gold Riders Head to Reno

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Story written and submitted by Samantha Bilsborrow

LEDUC, Alberta — The Leduc Black Gold Riders have a busy few months ahead. It all starts off with the Leduc Black Gold Pro Rodeo this weekend, May 29th to June 1st.

Aside from performing at the Leduc Pro Rodeo they have also performed at the Doggie Doo Rodeo in Calgary, the Harmon Valley Rodeo and they participated in the Calgary Stampede Parade last year.

This year they are stepping it up a notch.

The group is making the trip down to the Championship Drill Team Competition in Reno, Nevada, which is held during the Reno Rodeo. They will be representing not only Canada, but the community of Leduc.

They will be the first Canadian team to compete in this competition, and are very honoured. This would not be possible without the amazing sponsorship and support they have received from the Leduc Black Gold Pro Rodeo Association, and the community. The Reno committee is also being very accommodating and it is very much appreciated.

Over the past 14 years, the riding group has won over the crowds with their daring maneuvers, agility and speed. This requires months of practice, good horses, and strong riders that trust each other. The glitter and pretty girls always helps too. As we all know things don’t always go as planned during a live performance.

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The Leduc Black Gold Riders

The girls have to be able to pick up and carry on with the drill whether it be avoiding a fighting bull that has broken loose, a judge’s horse running through the middle of the drill, or a rider that has fallen off. Though it makes for a great show, knock on wood, we are wishing them an incident free rodeo and a safe trip down to Reno.

The team leaves for Reno on June 16th and if you would like to offer your support contact klhutch@xplonet.com.

Go get ‘em girls!

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