Kids came from Stettler area and beyond to attend the two-day bucking clinic held at the Stettler Agriplex on March 30 and 31. Taught by some of the best in the sport

Stettler’s two-day bucking clinic hosted by Gertners at the Agriplex

Several instructors including Wyatt and Zeke Thurston were on hand to demonstrate bucking skills.

With spring almost here and the weather clearing up for some warm-up clinics, Dawn and Monty Gertner of Big Valley hosted a two-day bucking clinic, Thursday, March 30 and Friday, March 31 at the Stettler Agriplex.

“It was an opportunity for kids aged five to 14 to gain knowledge and some experience in the rapidly growing sport of mini bareback/saddle bronc riding,” said Dawn Gertner. “In a safe environment with good horses and experienced professional instructors, the clinic taught the kids some basic skills.”

There were 14 kids who attended the clinic, from Stettler and area, including Vegreville, Rimbey, Saskatoon, Bluffton, Endiang and Tees.

Among the instructors were Wyatt Thurston, Kyle Rock, Darrell Cholach, Justin Meston and Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston stopped in as well.

For the clinic, the medic and registered nurse was Jenna Watson, while the stock was supplied by Kyle Stuckey.

“At the clinic the kids learnt safe dismount on ground and pickup man, besides controlling emotions and adrenaline,” Gertner added. “They were also taught proper body and spur positions.”

The Gertners are well entrenched in the rodeo community with Monty Gertner roping and Dawn Gertner barrel racing.

However last year they weren’t able to do much, as their son Whip Gertner had to be taken to the Junior and Little Britches rodeo.

“There hasn’t been much organization in the mini buckers in Canada and there are so many kids that want to try and do it, so we have been holding some practices with some great help and teaching them how to do it,” Gertner said.

During the Steel Wheel Stampede, the Gertners will be hosting another clinic with added money and prizes that will be drawing kids from all over Alberta, Sakatchewan as well as Montana.

Just Posted

Stettler Community Christmas Hamper Society seeking donations and volunteer support

Program helps to make the season brighter for local families

Male pedestrian dead after collision with train in Blackfalds

Man from Red Deer pronounced dead at the scene

Halloween Howl: a not-to-be-missed event organized by local group

Halloween fun in support of Stettler and District Crisis Aid

Sylvan Lake shoreline flags wrongfully replaced by well-meaning citizen

Al Cameron of VVOC says a loose thread is not enough to replace the Canadian flags on lakeshore

Stettler Elementary School to host informative evening on difficult situations and conflict

Kim Edwards, an expert in the field of bullying, will be facilitating this parent session

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

PODCAST: Journalism instructor discusses how reporters have taken on climate change

Mount Royal University’s Sean Holman has been researching how journalists have covered climate change

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Male pedestrian dead after collision with train in Blackfalds

Man from Red Deer pronounced dead at the scene

Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

Transportation minister has said government was reviewing rules for school bus drivers and farmers

Male pedestrian dead after collision with train in Blackfalds

Man from Red Deer pronounced dead at the scene

‘Sky didn’t fall:’ Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization

Statistics Canada says 541 people were charged under the federal Cannabis Act between Oct. 17, 2018 and the end of the year

Most Read