Shelly Loring presents the George Palmantier Memorial Award to her nephew

Shelly Loring presents the George Palmantier Memorial Award to her nephew

Riske Creek Gymkhana crowns champions

Younger and older riders and spectators joined the fun at the annual Riske Creek Gymkhana Aug. 3.

Younger and older riders and spectators joined the fun at the annual Riske Creek Gymkhana Aug. 3.

About 25 very young competitors joined older competitors in cheering each other on.

There is nothing like a good gymkhana to teach sportsmanship and many volunteers were there to lead the tiny little ones around the barrels as they bounced along yelling “go faster.”

The Riske Creek arena grounds added a new bleacher this year with the generous help of Tolko donating all the materials to make this happen.

The community gathered together to build the new stands which came in quite handy for the gymkhana.

As per usual events like this could not happen without the help of our many sponsors and volunteers.

High point winners were as follows:

Tanner Loring: ages six and under.

Kagen Russell: ages seven to 10. Kagen also won the special George Palmantier Memorial Award trophy donated by Clay Palmantier for the overall high point winner of all the younger age groups. This was a very special award as George had recently passed away.

Anna Best: ages 11 to 15.

Terris Billyboy: ages 16 and over.

Sheila Butler: ages 40 and over and high point overall.