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Extreme Horse Race
Submitted by: Kaylynn Nunn
The competitors of the Extreme Horse Race ran horses through an outdoor obstacle course on a beautiful summer night on the first day of Cardston Heritage Days. Twenty-two local cowboys and cowgirls competed in the event at the Agridome. The course included passing between tires & blankets, crossing a tire, weaving through trees, climbing a hill of dirt, jumping over a log, backing their horse through logs, crossing a wooden bridge, dancing with a pipe and going through a metal gate.
In the Tiny Mite and Youth categories, there were only 2 competitors in each section. Trygger Olsen earned the Tiny Mite buckle and Brody Olsen won the Youth buckle.
We had the most entries in the Women’s Event that there has been since the event began four years ago. Natalie Walburger earned the buckle in a close race, beating her sister’s time by only 2 seconds.
In the Open category, 9 cowboys and 1 cowgirl raced through the obstacles. After the first round, Calin Duce and Colt Duce who are brothers, were tied so they had to run a tie breaker. Again the second time, they were tied with a time of 1 minute 47 seconds. For the third run, the brother raced through the course on their horses bareback. Calin was the final winner earning the buckle for the Open Champion.
Stock Dog Trials - 2016
Submitted by: Rebecca Lewis-Russell
The annual stock dog competition
happened on Thursday, August
4th. This year, for the competition,
cattle were used. The course was
made up of a barrel obstacle, a
chute, and a large free standing
pen with 4 possible exits. A time
limit of 7 minutes was allotted
to make all obstacles and get the
cattle out of the arena. Holding
the trial in the North arena proved
very challenging for dogs and handlers.
As the size of the arena
could eat up lots of time if the
cattle got off course. The judge
Bill Reeder assigned 6 points per
cow per component. However, in
the Open Category, the handler
had to remain in one place for the
majority of the course. If the dog
required help to move the cows,
half points were awarded.
Also new this year was the addition
of a horseback class. In which
the contestant and their dog was to
complete a sort at the end. Making
1 cow go out each separate exit of
the last obstacle. For a possible 15
In the Open first place went
to Tyler Harker and Clay from
Coaldale. Second went to Ben
Juhasz and Mike from Del Bonita.
And third was Jeff DeMarni and
Turk from Cardston.
The Open horseback was dominated
by Dustin Gonnet from
Nanton, who won first, second and
third with his dogs Jen, Ring and