Barrel racers hit the jackpot in Summer Series

The Alberta Barrel Racing Association’s Summer Series wrapped up at the Ponoka Stampede grounds on Aug. 14. The series began in May and hosted seven jackpots. The end event proved to be a good ending to the series..

By Eraina Hooyer

Staff Reporter

The Alberta Barrel Racing Association’s Summer Series wrapped up at the Ponoka Stampede grounds on Aug. 14. The series began in May and hosted seven jackpots. The end event proved to be a good ending to the series..

Kathy Masters and Laurie Bresse organized the event and Masters was pleased with the turnout and the efforts of the participants.

“It went very well, we had excellent participation,” said Masters. “This was also our first year for the saddle and it was very exciting.”

The saddle was awarded to Trudy Kyle for being the best sportsmanlike.

The final results are as follows:

In the Youth category in the first division Kendra McCullough placed first and Jenny Massing, second. In the second division Kyara Guy took first followed by Emily Massing in second place. Falon Jenkins was first and Allie Fox was second in the third division.

The Open results placed Joanne Pole in first place, Claudine Hamilton, second and Casey Dial, third, in the first division.

In the second division, Tammy Henkelman was first, Billie Jo Poitras, second and Casey Dial, third. Melissa Thiessen won first place in the third division followed by Jeanine Edge with second, and Tara McCullough in third.

The Peewee Category included Macy Auclair, Laura Wilson, Tegan Poitras, Rena Robinson, Montana Klassen, Paisley Wilson and Rhett Wilson.

For awards there was about $1,600 added to the prize money in the Open category and approximately $400 added in the Youth category this year.

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