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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 extra points.

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 Dime...

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