Showing off their shiny new trophy buckles (donated by Doug and Laurie Haughton of Knutsford, B.C.) are the River Ranch team, the winners of the 2013 Harvest Fair Ranch Rodeo.
The team — Ed Russell, his wife, Racquel Russell and Virgil Poffenroth, all of Riske Creek — garnered the most points throughout the two-day competition in which each of the 11 ranch teams entered had to participate in five different ranch-task orientated events.
Racquel is holding an additional bit of hardware in the form of the bronze she received for being chosen the Top Hand at the the Harvest Fair Ranch Rodeo. There was a fair representation of some of the finest Cariboo cowgirls on several of the competing teams. The following are the top eight teams from the Harvest Fair Ranch Rodeo:
• First — River Ranch (Ed and Racquel Russell, Virgil Poffenroth)
• Second — Roberts Ranch (Steve & Ryan Roberts, Len Leblanc)
• Third — Dane Ranch (Cordy Cox, Shelly and Hugh Loring)
• Fourth — Riske Creek Ranch (Cuyler Huffman, Travis Redl, James Stafford
• Fifth — Woodjam Ranch (Chad, Ricky, and Louis Seelhof)
• Sixth — Douglas Lake (Steve Brewer, Chance Holmes, and Colby Coates)
• Seventh — Fraser River Ranch (Remy and Andrew Campbell, and Tyler Gould)
• Eighth — Wine Glass Ranch (Wacey Marr, Keely Durrell, and Ian Durrell).