Gymkhana season ends with changing of the guard

The 100 Mile & District Outriders Club gymkhana series ended on Aug. 26 with the last of four events

The 100 Mile & District Outriders Club ended its their four-event gymkhana series Aug. 26 at the Outriders grounds, with the awarding of prizes to the top 3 overall winners in five age divisions.

The 100 Mile & District Outriders Club ended its their four-event gymkhana series Aug. 26 at the Outriders grounds, with the awarding of prizes to the top 3 overall winners in five age divisions.

The 100 Mile & District Outriders Club gymkhana series ended on Aug. 26 with the last of four events and with the announcement of this year’s all-around winners.

Riders had a chance to accumulate points at monthly gymkhanas, which began in May and vie for prizes that included saddles for the winners in each age division, belt buckles for second and halters for third place. In the Peewee division only, the winner Cassidy Kolisnyk of 70 Mile House received a buckle, and reserve champion, Angus Paul of Big Lake was presented with a horse blanket.

The Junior category winner was Amy Hume of Williams Lake (WL) and reserve was Brianna Billy, (WL). Theresa Inscho (WL) rounded out the top 3.

Taylor Stewart of 100 Mile House (100) was the Intermediate division champ and Raven Gentry, Lone Butte (LB), was second, and Callie Hume (WL) in third.

Senior first-place winner was Nicole Hoessl of 105 Mile. Courtney Mailhot of Big Lake finished second, and Tanya Johnson (100) was third.

The Jack Benny division, 50 years and older, saw Sandra Mulvahill (WL) take first place, Dawnna Robertson (100) second, and Tracy Gentry (LB) was the third.

Gymkhana co-ordinator, Jen Szigety has organized the series since its inception six years ago, but with a baby on the way, she’ll be handing over the reins to Robertson next season.

“She knows the ropes because she’s been there for all the gymkhanas since the beginning.”

Szigety says the series has been a good one with obvious skill development seen among the riders.

“Cassidy Kolisnyk started the year being lead around and now she’s riding on her own. It’s a great learning environment and you also have a chance to win. Everyone helps to school each other and it’s really satisfying.”

The final gymkhana saw 24 riders compete and the top 3 results in each division from first to third were:

 

Pole Bending

Peewee: Paul; and Kolisnyk.

Junior: A. Hume; Micheal Gulbranson; Inscho.

Intermediate: R. Gentry; Stewart; and C. Hume.

Senior: Johnson; and Hoessl.

Jack Benny: Dennis Gunn; Robertson; and

Carol Thorne.

 

Stake Race

PW: Kolisnyk; and Paul.

Jr.: A. Hume; Billy; and Gulbranson.

Int.: C. Hume; Stewart; and R. Gentry.

Sr.: Hoessl; Johnson; and Mailhot.

J.B.: Mulvahill; Gunn; and Robertson.

 

Barrels

PW: Kolisnyk; and Paul.

Jr.: Billy; Gulbranson; and A. Hume.

Int.: R. Gentry; C. Hume; and Stewart.

Sr.: Hoessl; Mailhot; and Johnson.

J.B.: Mulvahill; Robertson; and Gunn.

 

Keyhole

PW: Kolisnyk; and Paul.

Jr.: A. Hume; Billy; and Inscho.

Int.: C. Hume; and Stewart.

Sr.: Johnson; Hoessl; and Mandy Pincott.

J.B.: Mulvahill, Laura Sperling; and T. Gentry.

 

Speed Barrels

PW: Kolisnyk; and Paul.

Jr.: A. Hume; Billy; and Gulbranson.

Int.: R. Gentry; Stewart; and C. Hume.

Sr.: Hoessl; Mailhot; and Johnson.

J.B.: Mulvahill; Thorne; and T. Gentry.

Baton Race: Hoessl, James Allen and Stewart; Hoessl,

Thorne and Allen; and Gunn, Robertson and Johnson.

The day aggregate winners were:

PW: Kolisnyk; and Paul.

Jr.: A. Hume; and Billy.

Int.: C. Hume; and Taylor.

Sr.: Hoessl; and Johnson.

J.B.: Mulvahill; and Gunn.

 

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