The first ever Eagle View Classic barrel race went off without a hitch this past weekend at Williams Lake’s Eagle View Equestrian Centre.
The event, June 23-24, featured a futurity and derby for young barrel horses. Futurity horses are five years and under, while derby horses are seven years and under.
“This is the first of what is hoped to become an annual event in Williams Lake,” said Lori Rankin, manager of Eagle View.
B.C. Barrel Racing Association sanctioned races were hosted with more than 60 open riders, plus a handful of peewee, junior and senior riders entered each day.
“We paid out more than $12,000 over the weekend with credit due to our generous sponsors,” she said.
Despite some muddy conditions Sunday Rankin said competitors shared they had an enjoyable weekend and are looking forward to next year’s event.
The following are the results from the event:
Saturday: Derby — Tenesha Beaupre, Princeton, on Reno; Futurity — Renee Willis, Princeton, on Fishin in the Doc; Peewee — Brianna Billy, Williams Lake, on Deedee; Open — Lori Rankin, Williams Lake, on Nova (new arena record); Junior — Beaupre, on Reno; Senior — Rankin, Williams Lake, on Nova.
Sunday: Derby — Beaupre; Futurity — Willis; Peewee — Billy; Open — Carleigh King, 150 Mile House, on Voodoo; Junior — Rikki Laviolette, Williams Lake on Dee; Senior — Lynn Dent-Wilson, Williams Lake, on Ozzie-Alex.