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Rodeo Weekend ~ Workshop
Jr. High ~ Breakaway

“Like A Girl!”
Submitted by: Traci Aipperspach

In the past it has been common to hear people use the phrases “you throw like a girl” or “you run like a girl”. The commonly accepted undertone of doing something like a girl was a bad thing. The same has rang true within rodeo; “you rope like a girl”. Multi time WPRA World Champion Roper Lari Dee Guy has also heard this phrase all her life, and she is turning this negative stereotype into an empowering movement across the world.


“First and foremost, it is not about beating the boys. It is about being confident in knowing who you are, setting goals and achieving your dreams.” This message, along with Lari Dee’s long list of accomplishments in roping is exactly why Traci Aipperspach & Kiley Shade (organizers) teamed up to bring this inspiring mentor to Cardston.

Rodeo Weekend ~ Workshop
Jr. High ~ Breakaway

“Like A Girl!”
Submitted by: Traci Aipperspach

Lari Dee, along with WPRA World Champion roper Hope Thompson, worked with twenty lucky students who had the opportunity to improve their fundamental skills as ropers, and to hang out with two of the best ropers in the world. The school was held at the Westwind Rodeo Academy, which started Thursday, April 9th and ran through Friday evening. Roughly half of the participants were from the Cardston area, but some traveled from as far as Northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and also Montana. Participants’ ages ranged from fourteen to forty-three, and skills ranged from beginner to advanced ropers.

Trucks and trailers started coming in Wednesday night and did not leave our town until Sunday morning. In addition, there was also a Junior High School Rodeo that was held April 10 & 11.

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