The 51st Quesnel rodeo was a big draw at Billy Barker Days, as it allowed fans to see the best cowboys and cowgirls across the province show their skills during the three day event.
Dignitaries even made a stop at Alex Fraser Park as Premier Christy Clark and Member of Parliament for Cariboo-Prince George Todd Doherty addressed the crowd before the action kicked off. Quesnel riders were on full display as they had a number of top finishes, showing visitors from out of town what rodeo in Quesnel is all about.
Tavis Roch of Quesnel was named the Tie Down Roping champion with a time of 14.1., which saw him collect $713.
In the Wild Cow Milking event the championship buckles went to local boys Joey McDonald, Curtis Gassoff and Tim Traber.
Steve Hohmann brought back the hardware in the Bareback competition, as he tied for first with Cash Kerner for a score of 81 and Alan Puhallo’s team from Quesnel won the Wild Horse race on Friday night.
Other winners included Josh Cahill and his partner, who won Team Roping for $1,160, Tyler Antoine in Steer Riding, Brianna Billy from Williams Lake in Barrel Racing, Kaitlyn Lulua of 150 Mile House in Pee Wee Barrels and Lindy Friessen who won the flat race for both days.