As the Nov. 10 afternoon performance of the Canadian Finals Rodeo kicked off the dream of one little cowgirl came true.
Six-year-old Charlee Edge, of Marwayne, entered the arena leading a horse, under a bright red spot light, as the announcers told the crowd about the magic of little girls and their love for horses.
Charlee has grown up wanting to be a barrel racer like her mother, Lindsey Edge and at the CFR she was able to meet one of her racing heroes, Carlee Pierce.
Over the summer Charlee had a chance to be a part of Niki Flundra’s specialty act, said father Denton Edge.
“So she already knew how to work with the horse,” he said, referring to the one Charlee led into the arena.
Flundra worked with Charlee in liberty training and taught her the routine that she performed at the CFR.