Anaham riders head to stampede Sunday

Starting Sunday there will be a convoy of horses and riders making their way east along Highway 20.

Starting Sunday there will be a convoy of horses and riders making their way east along Highway 20.

The group of approximately 30 riders will start out from the Anaham community (Tl’etinqox) and make their way to the Riske Creek Rodeo grounds Sunday evening. On Monday they will camp at the Meldrum Creek turn off and by Tuesday they expect to arrive in Williams Lake in advance of the 85th Annual Williams Lake Stampede.

Tl’etinqox chief Joe Alphonse is reminding drivers along Highway 20 to be on the look out for the group and asks them to be courteous.

“This is our ninth annual ride into Williams Lake. That’s what our members always used to do and we want to get our younger people getting back into horses and that way of life,” said Alphonse of the purpose of the ride.

There will also be a group of Xeni Gwet’in riders including wagons making its way from the Nemiah Valley. The group is expected to arrive at the stampede grounds on Thursday.