Isle barrel racing finals

Enjoy some exciting free rodeo action in Coombs this Saturday and Sunday

Expect some exciting action at the Coombs Rodeo Grounds this weekend with the finals of the Island Barrel Racing 2013 season.

Coombs rider Kelsey Noble, a member of the Island Barrel Racing Club, said they will have competitors from up and down Vancouer Island, all the way from Port McNeil to Victoria.

The event is free to watch and the public is invited to cheer as riders and horses navigate barrels and poles.

Noble said barrel racing is typically a female dominated sport but they do have one male from Black Creek competing this weekend.

The youngest competitor this year is eight, the oldest is 60.

Two rounds take place on Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m. and the third round goes at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday will be the last day to buy tickets on the club’s raffle. The draw will take place on Sunday and up for grabs is a $500 Gas-n-Go gift certificate, a $250 Buckerfield’s gift certificate, a $100 gift card to Summer Side Tack Shop in Comox and a Joan Larson horse print.