The barrel racing community of Stettler and neighbouring areas came together on Monday, Dec. 21 to participate in the ‘Kept Wives’ barrel race series, customized for riders who are unable to travel in the evenings.
With three categories – peewee, youth and open – the competition had a large number of riders who had come in from as far as Alix.
Kayla Hronek of Erskine made the fastest time in the peewee category, while Bobbi Henderson of Alix clocked in 13.508 seconds.
In the open category it was Traci MacDonald of Erskine, who scored the fastest time of 13.506 seconds.
According to Melissa Thiessen, who has organized the barrel races, the series is geared towards people who can participate in the afternoon and are unable to travel in the evenings.
“The races are a platform for the barrel racers to run through the winter as they get ready for spring,” said Thiessen. “Its about getting our colts out and about.”
The next barrel race of the series will be held on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016.