Stettler’s Deaver and Schwartz among high point earners

Stettler’s Rachael Deaver came second in the 15-18 and Robin Schwartz third in the 19 plus age groups at the third Stettler Gymkhana.

Stettler’s Robin Schwartz participates in the pole bending event at the Stettler Gymkhana on Saturday

Stettler’s Robin Schwartz participates in the pole bending event at the Stettler Gymkhana on Saturday

Stettler’s Rachael Deaver placed second in the 15-18 age group with 55 points, while Robin Schwartz held third in the 19 and above age group with 64 at the third Stettler Gymkhana that took place on Saturday, July 9.

In spite of an early warning of rain showers, the weather cleared up enough for the Agplex to go ahead with the gymkhana as 55 participants came out to test their skills at poles, stakes, flags, thread and barrels from Stettler and surrounding areas.

There were five age groups and the high-point winners were as follows.

For six and under, it was Gadsby’s Addison Rock with 145 who took first, Erskine’s Luke Hronek came in second with 123 and Big Valley’s Wyatt Elder was third with 98.

For the seven to10 age group, Erskine’s Kayla Hronek took first with 128, Botha’s Brett Hymers came in second with 76 and Denver Barritt of Alix was third with 74.

For the 11–14 age group Emily Barritt of Alix took first with 110, Gadsby’s Lexa Bergstrom took second with 102 and Gadsby’s Alyssa McLaughlin came third with 84.

For 15-18 age group, Hanna’s Taylor Kiemele came in first with 73, Stettler’s Rachael Deaver came in second with 55 and Hanna’s Abigail Warwick took third with 40.

For the 19 and above age group, Erskine’s Tammy Hronek took first with 121, Ponoka’s Jana Nilson took second with 83 while Stettler’s Robin Schwartz took third with 64.

“We are so pleased with the turnout and had a few more new families join our club as well this time,” said organizer Tammy Hronek. “Our Stettler Gymkhana Club families are currently selling raffle tickets in order to raise money to pay for expenses, such as arena rent and to buy our own equipment.”

Tickets are $5 each and the prizes are $1000, $500 and $250.

Tickets can be purchased from i.d. apparel, from gymkhana club families or at the next gymkhana on Aug. 13.