Danie Rairdan scored a 14.41 seconds at the final session of Stettler Winter Barrel Series on Saturday

Stettler Winter Barrel Series hosts its final jackpot

The Open 1D winner was Joanne Long with a time of 14.035, while Mikenna Schauer won the Youth 1D at 13.809.

On Saturday, April 1 the Stettler Winter Barrel Series hosted its final jackpot with a silent auction, which raised a little more than $650 for the community.

“The club was formed because there were no other jackpots in winter,” said Jasmin Schultz, president of the Stettler Winter Barrel Series committee. “It’s a great way for barrel racers to keep their horses going throughout the winter, to have something to look forward to, and besides it’s also great for the kids.”

The club was formed some 15 years back to give Stettler and area rodeo community a place to keep running their horses during winter.

According to Schultz, since the jackpot is a smaller one compared to the others in the community and surrounding areas, the participants can practice in a competitive atmosphere and it is especially convenient for those who are just starting out.

The Stettler Winter Barrel Series has a committee made up of about a dozen volunteers who split into groups of three or four to help organize each jackpot throughout the series.

There is also a “prize committee” that’s in charge of getting the prizes and keeping track of those who qualify for them.

“We try and find sponsorship each year to help pay for it all, but this year was really difficult,” Schultz commented. “We had a few sponsors but the majority of the costs this year were funded by the club, from any profits that were made at the jackpots.”

Schultz added that the budget they worked to this year was really small and the club almost couldn’t afford to pay for the prizes this year.

“But we put together a silent auction at the finals and that helped,” Schultz said. “The committee is made up of a group of really great women who love to barrel race and who are a lot of fun to be around. Without their hard work and commitment to the sport, this series wouldn’t be possible. I’m grateful to have met them all and to be able to have worked alongside them.”

In the final jackpot the results were as follows.

PeeWee: 1D Kayla Hronek 16.740, Addison 16.993; 2D Whip Gertner 20.663; 3D Cruz Lillico 21.030, Luke Hronek 21.831

Youth: 1D Mikenna Schauer 13.809, Kelsey Rider 14.493; 2D Hailey Loeppky 14.864, Alyssa McLaughlin 14.921; 3D Lexa Bergstrom 15.988

Open: 1D Joanne Long 14.035, Dawn Fryer 14.076, 2D Celeste Montpellier 14.742, Brittany Strandquist 14.879; 3D Jamye Lillico 15.507, Kobi Brower 15.526.


Just Posted

Calgary’s Erin Ross featured at Entertainment in the Park July 24th

Ross has performed several times in past years at the popular event

Ponoka RCMP investigate motorcycle crash resulting in fatality

On July 13th, the man succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital

Castor resident meets award-winning namesake

Luella Kowalsky, who is a resident of Castor’s Paintearth Lodge, met ‘Miss Luella’ recently

Action-packed Stettler 1/8th Mile Drags ready to burn rubber

Races July 20th and 21st free for spectators

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered Kelowna teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

RCMP investigating alleged ‘sexual misconduct’ by cyclist on BCIT campus

BCIT said they were reviewing video evidence of the incident

Graphic suicide scene edited out of ‘13 Reasons Why’ finale

Suicide prevention groups support the decision

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

Annual ridership is projected to exceed three million

Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings into Canada

Between January and June 2019, a total of 6,707 asylum seekers crossed irregularly into Canada

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Trudeau avoided using Trump’s name when he was asked about the president’s Twitter comments

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

New rules codified compensation for lost luggage, overbooked flights

Canadian is detained in China on drug allegations: Chinese government

Detention of a Canadian in China comes as part a diplomatic dispute triggered by arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

Most Read