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Women Rule at Mini-Chucks
Submitted by: Howard Snyder
Last Friday and Saturday, the 15th and 16th of August, the 10th Annual Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championships were held in Cardston at the Remington Carriage Museum. Fourteen wagons and drivers and their 56 tiny horses tore around the track in 21 races each of the two days. Watching from the sidelines was a large dog accompanied by its human, and he (the dog) seemed puzzled by the numerous dog-sized horses running around the track, thinking perhaps he was back in Alaska at the dogsled races. But no, these were miniature horses, who despite their small size believe that they are full-blooded racing horses, with spirit and heart to match.
And there were humans there too, about 2,000 spectators over the two days, plus 14 drivers. After two days of racing the winning team was that driven by Stephanie Bier Rilkoff, while Alicia Dowie was voted as the crowd favorite. The winning horses voted to allow their people to keep the trophy for them.
Provincial Swim Meet Local Swimmers Compete at
Swimming Finals in Edmonton
Submitted By: Nancy West
Mountain View swimmers Maeran and Kiera Hinch competed in the Alberta Summer Swimming Provincial finals in Edmonton over the weekend. In order to qualify for the provincial final swim meet both girls had to compete and qualify at the Regional swimming championships held in Lethbridge August 9 and 10th. The top two finishers in each event qualify to attend provincials.
Maeran Hinch qualified in four events: 50m and 100m Breaststroke, 200m Individual medley and 400m freestyle. Kiera Hinch qualified in the 100m Backstroke. Maeran’s best event was breast were she placed 4th and 6th, while Kiera placed 15th in the 100m Backstroke. Both girls swim for the Pincher Creek Dolphins Swim club and also qualified
with their respective relay teams to attend provincials