Peewee barrel racer, Kaitlyn Lulua of Williams Lake tugs lightly on her reins, encouraging her barrel horse to make the proper turn as the duo rounds barrel number two in the cloverleaf pattern at the Esk’et (Alkali) Rodeo on Sunday afternoon. It’s no surprise that this little cowgirl likes to go fast, she was likely born with ‘speed’ in her genes; her father Jimmy Lulua is the former champion mountain racer (Williams Lake, Nemaiah Valley and Redstone (Tsi Del Del) . The go-fast without-fear gene comes from both sides as Kaitlyn’s mother June (nee-Cahoose) Lulua also appears to have no fear-of-flying. She was one of the competitors (and a winner) in the Wild Cowgirl Race, a new event featured at last months’ Williams Lake Stampede. Kaitlyn’s run-time on Sunday at Esk’et was 17.84 seconds which was good enough for third place and a cheque in the Peewee barrel race division.
Rounding the barrel
Peewee barrel racer Kaitlyn Lulua at the Esk'et (Alkali Lake) Rodeo Sunday.