Two days of equine-themed events drew centre stage last weekend during Eagle View Equestrian Centre’s annual Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo.
Saturday featured reining demonstrations, barrel racing and pole bending, before events wrapped up Sunday with jumping demonstrations, a hoof ‘n’ woof and an extreme trail showcase.
This year’s open barrel racing championship went to Danaya Rankin. The junior winner was Amy Hume, the peewee winner was Ivy McKay and the senior winner was Lori Rankin.
In the hoof ‘n’ woof the winners were Bridget Rosette (riding Squirt the horse) and Melisa Rosette handling Sandy, the dog.
Demonstrations were conducted by the Williams Lake Reiners and Gerda and Bill Knuff with their gaited horses.
In total, 68 participants took part in the barrel racing portion of the weekend, however, the big hit was EVEC’s unveiling of new plans to create an outdoor playground for riding.
“The extreme trail was a big hit as we unveiled our plans to develop a horse park on site using the natural rolling terrain adjacent to our outdoor arena,” said EVEC manager Lori Rankin.
“Obstacles featured in the demo, and many more, will be strategically placed throughout the three-acre playground we will be building in the next few months.”