Island Barrel racing success

These barrel racers make it look easy, but don't try this at home

Local rider Sue Sheppard on Sugar at the Island Barrel Racing event last Saturday.

Local rider Sue Sheppard on Sugar at the Island Barrel Racing event last Saturday.

The Island Barrel Racers had another great turnout at their race Saturday.  A total of 25 riders competed in three age groups with a growing crowd of spectators cheering them on.

The top riders were: in the Open group 1D Leslie Pederson from Black Creek riding Dee,  2D Launda Crossman from Victoria on Leelu, 3D went to Sue Sheppard from Coombs riding Sugar, 4D was won by Severin Pederson from Black Creek riding Mercedes.

In the Junior division 1D went to Morgan Davis from Courtenay riding Lena, 2D Meaghan Bergman from Black Creek on Lady and 4D went to Hayley Green from Port Alberni riding Sadie. The Senior division’s winners were 1D Leslie Pederson on Dee, 3D went to Sue Sheppard on Sugar and 4D went to Carole Herman from Courtenay on Justin.

 

The next race will again be at Linda Innes’ Arena in Oyster River, on May 12. Racing starts at 5 p.m.