Barrel racing bonanza at Quesnel’s Alex Fraser Park

Brooklyn Glassford gives it her all on Mai Tai. Ronan O’Doherty photos
Launi Stowell and Dex enjoy a lovely day at Alex Fraser Park.
Tessa Anderson eyes a turn on Rose.
Wanda Larsson gallops on Chassi.

Barrel racers from across the Cariboo were treated to some excellent weather for the first race of the Quesnel Fall Spring Series on Sunday (Oct. 6) at Alex Fraser Park.

The riders and their horses were able to make use of the outdoor arena for one of the last days of the season, and they took advantage of it, pushing each other for some great times.

About 40 competitors took part in the event, which had Open, Youth, Senior and PeeWee race categories.

Race producer Jodi Staves was pleased with the conditions.

“They’re amazing,” she said. “Alex Fraser Park has really taken care of the ground here.”

For her part, Staves organizes the entries, books the arena, makes sure there are enough volunteers, and on Sunday, she even drove the quad to rake the grounds in between runs.

This year, she and her team are hoping to put on between 15 and 20 races before summer comes along.

While they will be hosting many of those events indoors, they are hoping to get at least one more race in at the outdoor arena.

“If Oct. 20 has good weather, we’ll have it outside,” she says.

“It’s going to be a costume Halloween barrel race, so it’ll be lots of fun.”

The club is looking for sponsors. If any businesses want to get involved with this quintessential Cariboo pastime, they can contact Jodi Staves at




1 16.856 $177.00 Kira Stowell on Amigo


1 17.597 $96.00 Lucy Lee on Mouse

2 17.614 $64.00 Jordan Miller on Dotcom


1 17.982 $81.00 Chelsea Brears on Gus

2 18.126 $54.00 Brooklyn Glassford on Mai Tai


1 18.777 $71.00 Jordyn Farmer on Oakie

2 18.929 $47.00 Taylor Brears on Charo

Open 2


1 17.526 $78.00 Tessa Anderson on Jade

2 17.582 $69.00 Sarah Mack on Strider

3 17.597 $49.00 Lucy Lee on Mouse


1 18.333 $71.00 Brooklyn Glassford on Mai Tai

2 18.369 $62.00 Dawnna Robertson on Starlit

3 18.512 $44.00 Gabrielle Fouty on Saeta


1 18.713 $60.00 Chelsea Brears on shady

2 18.718 $52.00 Emily Hohmann on Twig

3 18.789 $37.00 Sandy Zayachkowski on Tigger


1 19.591 $52.00 Brittney Denman on Snap

2 19.793 $46.00 Bailey Larson on Jet

3 19.830 $32.00 Debbie Roch on Greyson



1 18.126 $36.00 Brooklyn Glassford on Mai Tai

2 18.777 $33.00 Jordyn Farmer on Oakie


1 19.143 $28.00 Gabrielle Fouty on Saeta


1 20.260 $24.00 Jordaina Wogan on Envy

Youth 2


1 18.333 $31.00 Brooklyn Glassford on Mai Tai


1 18.895 $28.00 Kierianne Hohmann on Taylor


1 19.499 $24.00 Jordaina Wogan on Envy


1 20.903 $21.00 Layla Braconnier on Dodge



1 17.597 $26.00 Lucy Lee on Mouse


1 19.223 $16.00 Sandy Zayachkowski on Tigger

Senior 2


1 17.597 $31.00 Lucy Lee on Mouse


1 18.789 $20.00 Sandy Zayachkowski on Tigger



1 20.316 $20.00 Kierianne Hohmann on Taylor


1 29.016 $8.00 Isabelle Fouty on Mini

2 33.080 $6.00 Noah Peterson on Dodge

PeeWee 2


1 21.312 $31.00 Charlee Farmer on Grey


1 33.080 $20.00 Noah Peterson on Dodge

READ MORE: Fundraising barrel race raises more than $3,800 for Quesnel family

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