It was a triumphant return to action for hometown favourite Jimmy Lulua this past weekend at the Redstone Rodeo flat race.
Jimmy emerged from the event the overall winner.
“After recovering from his accident last year at the Nemiah Rodeo and mountain race Jimmy was a fan-favourite to win,” said his sister Gailene William.
Jimmy’s brother Howard Lulua, who is still on the mend from injuries sustained during the Williams Lake Stampede, didn’t race, but had both his horses — Denaro and Woman — in the Redstone Mountain Race, finishing first and second, overall.
Darren Setah and Denaro finished first overall in the mountain race on the weekend, while Patrick McLeod, on Woman, took second.
Other local winners at the rodeo included Willee Twan (first, tie-down roping), Ian Durrell (second, tie-down roping), Terris Billyboy (second, breakaway roping), Rayell Ilnicki (third, breakaway roping), Wendel William (first, junior steer riding), Ty Myers (second, junior steer riding), Colton Manuel (first, bull riding) and Brianna Billy (first, pee wee barrel racing).