Gymkhana 2018!

Dianne St. Jean

Nothing like warming up for the rodeo by watching rising horse-riding talent at the annual Gymkhana just the evening before rodeo weekend.Young ladies of various ages participated in Barrels, Flags, Poles, Stakes and Keyhole events on Friday, July 6 at the Canoe Mountain rodeo grounds.

Aside from the locals, woofers Iris Altermatt and Carina Fiedler joined the fun.

Confident rider Alyssa Byford unfortunately got thrown and was unable to complete the events – but we know Alyssa – that won’t stop her for long.

At just eight years old Adala Cinnamon makes handling a horse look easy, and her and Kendra Byers are talents we need to watch for in future events. Adala took First overall in the Junior category, with Isabelle

Alexander 2nd; and in the Youth category Kendra took First overall with Diquita Cardinal taking 2nd. All the gals were awesome. Keep it up!

And of course, special thanks to Bob and Lorna Griffin for letting the young talent use the grounds each year.

Isabelle Alexander did awesome on the barrels.
Isabelle Alexander did awesome on the barrels.
Fast rising star Adala Cinnamon handled her horse like she was born riding!
Fast rising star Adala Cinnamon handled her horse like she was born riding!
 Left to right: Lily and Isabelle Alexander, Katy Elliot, Kendra Byers, Adala Cinnamon, Iris Altermatt and Carina Fiedler, and Diquita Cardinal.
Left to right: Lily and Isabelle Alexander, Katy Elliot, Kendra Byers, Adala Cinnamon, Iris Altermatt and Carina Fiedler, and Diquita Cardinal.
Kendra in the keyhole. Great job!
Kendra in the keyhole. Great job!
Gymkhana 2018!