Local Jeff McNally competes in cattle sorting at Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo

Local Jeff McNally competes in cattle sorting at Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo

SLIDESHOW: Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo showcases events

Williams Lake’s Eagle View Equestrian Centre played host to its annual Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo May 26-27.

Williams Lake’s Eagle View Equestrian Centre played host to its annual Horsin’ Around in the Cariboo May 26-27, showcasing an impressive display of horsemanship and equine events.

“We had a lot of fun with our event this year, offering a smorgasbord of different events so the public could come see all the different activities we offer,” said Lori Rankin, manager of the Eagle View Equestrian Centre.

“The featured event this year was an Equine Versatility Challenge where each horse had to compete in four completely different events — dressage, gymkhana, cattle sorting and jumping.”

When final points were tallied this year’s champion was Eagle View Equestrian Centre stallion HW Triplethecash, owned by Heather Auger and Rankin.

“Caz,” as he’s known, is a 10-year-old quarter horse and was ridden by Rankin at the event.

Reserve champion was Devil’s Advocate, also known as Deavon — a five-year-old Oldenburg mare ridden and owned by Hayley Pinfold.

Other events included buckle series cattle sorting, a hoof-n-woof (horse and dog agility), mini horse agaility and many great demons including: bridle-less cutting, reining, free jumping and hands free jumping, lunging and driving. There was also a petting farm for some hands-on contact with mini horses, goats and a donkey.

Rankin added plans for the 2013 event are already underway for next April.

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