Nothing has been immune to the effects of the low price for a barrel of oil, including the popular sport of barrel racing.
The seventh annual Barrel Bash event took place over the weekend at the Calnash Ag Event Centre, although it was toned down considerably from last year.
Organizer Lisa Nault Gallais explained the economic hit to many businesses and individuals that were involved previously had to scale back or not participate as a sponsor this year. That left the event to offer up day jackpot money and a sweater for the slot race, instead of the much larger payouts of last year.
The event was able to run races in the peewee, youth and open classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the payouts based upon the number of entries for each event.
The results were: Friday – youth 1D – first place Alaysha Kushneryk, second Emma Funk; 2D first Ashley Coyne; 3D first Dakota Slywka, second Bobbi Henderson, third Alaysha Kushneryk; open – 1D first Reagan Tebb, second Ashley Chapman, third Kerri Bougeroile, fourth Kerli Cowie; 2D first Dee Walker, second Shannon Dunne, third Francine Scozzafava, fourth Tea Hataley; 3D first Pamela Jacob, second Eva Hamm, third Kirk Gallais, fourth Lindy Fuchs.
Saturday – peewee 1D first Kayla Hronek; 3D first Luke Hronek, second Molly Becker, third Rikki-Jae Henderson, fourth Paiten Axten, fifth Payton Becker; youth 1D first Harleigh Henderson, second Lacey Terpsma, third Harleigh Henderson; 2D first Emma Funk, second Harleigh Henderson, third Ashley Coyne; 3D first Tacie Tuck, second Alaysha Henderson, third Bobbi Henderson;
Open – 1D first Briana Baudin, second Dian Sewell, third Rene LeClearcq, fourth Judy Veer, fifth Gaylene Buff, sixth Kali Kott; 2D first Kim Gerwatoski, second Lisa Smith, third Linsey Gittens, fourth Bertina Olafson, fifth Kaylee-Jo Henkelman, sixth Gaylene Buff; 3D first Kasey Eckert, second Judy Veer, third Alyson Fox, fourth Trina Swerbus, fifth Charlene Coyne, sixth Brittany Strandquist; 4D first LeeAnn Stav, second Rene LeClercq, third Lisa Smith, fourth Jan Quackenbush, fifth Kelsey Hubley, sixth Amanda Holmberg;
Slot race – 1D first Briana Baudin, second Lisa Tebb, third Reagan Tebb; 2D first Kassidy Williamson, second Case Wooldridge, third Amy MacDonald; 3D first Shawna Stratman, second LeeAnn Stav, third Colleen McGale;
Sunday – peewee 1D first Kayla Hronek, 3D first Luke Hronek, second Rikki-Jae Henderson, third Molly Becker, fourth Payton Becker; youth 1D first Harleigh Henderson, second Erika Olsen; 2D first Harleigh Henderson, second Ashley Coyne, 3D first Cooper Henderson, second Phaedra Bruens;
Open – 1D first Diane Sewell, second Gaylene Buff, third Briana Baudin, fourth Lisa Tebb, fifth Sykler Fuchs, sixth Rachel Jones; 2D first Tea Hataley, second Cati McArthur, third Dee Walker, fourth Trina Swerbus, fifth Jocelyn Olsen, sixth Kayley Anderson; 3D first Brandi Love, second Rene LeClercq, third Eva Hamm, fourth Kayley Anderson, fifth Pamela Jacob, sixth Alyson Fox; 4D first Ashley Coyne, second Eva Hamm, third Lindy Fuchs, fourth Lisa Smith, fifth Lisa Reid, sixth Donna Lowes.