Greg Sabatino/Tribune staff writer Charlotte Atrill, riding Dash, competes in barrel racing last year at Eagleview Equestrian Centre’s annual Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo.

Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo back for weekend of equine fun

On top of all the action, trade booths will be setup and a concession will be held on site.

Hot on the heels of the Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo and the start of the BC Rodeo Association season, Eagle View Equestrian Centre is hosting its own equine-themed event.

Back for another year in the lakecity, Eagle View Equestrian Centre will once again play host to its popular Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo event over two days from May 4-5 featuring indoor cattle sorting, a new mountain trail challenge trail course, an outdoor barrel race, a hoof ‘n’ woof, indoor barrel racing and stick horse races for adults and children, alike.

One of the event’s organizers, Karen Yaworski, said currently 75 entries have been submitted for the barrel racing events.

This year’s new addition to the festivities, the mountain trail challenge, is being held on the Eagle View Equestrian Centre property and will feature multiple obstacles for horses and riders to have fun with.

On top of all the action, trade booths will be setup and a concession will be held on site.

READ MORE: Horses take centre stage at Eagle View Equestrian Centre

Entry information is available by searching ‘Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo’ on Facebook.

The event is being sponsored by Eagle View 4D Barrel Races and the BC Barrel Racers Association, plus the Cariboo Regional District.

Admission to Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo is free, and spectators are welcome to attend.

“It’s free admission, we’re welcoming everybody and the concession will be open on site, plus vendors to check out,” Yaworski said.

“Everyone is invited.”

The schedule of events is as follows:


• 9 a.m. to noon: cattle sorting (indoor)

• noon to 2 p.m.: mountain trail challenge (trail course)

• 2 to 4 p.m.: outdoor barrel race


• 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.: hoof ‘n’ woof (indoor)

• 1 to 3 p.m.: indoor barrel race

• 3 p.m.: stick horse races

Eagle View Equestrian Centre is located at 2458 Tawny Way, roughly 15 minutes outside Williams Lake along Dog Creek at the Bush Road turnoff. Directional signage will be posted.

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