Taylor Cherry barrel racing at the Quesnel rodeo.

Forty-nine years and counting

Riders from across B.C. galloped into Alex Fraser park for the 49th Annual Quesnel Rodeo

Riders from across B.C. galloped into Alex Fraser park battling the ever changing weather, riding in the rain and sun, for the 49th Annual Quesnel Rodeo this Billy Barker Days weekend, July 18 – 20.

In junior breakaway roping, Quesnel dominated with Dustin Spiers taking home first place with a score of 2.6 and Taylor Cherry’s score off 4.2 landed her in second place.

Third place went to Tatla Lake rider Jennifer Schuck with a final score of 6.1.

Denton Spiers of Quesnel held onto the reins as he raced in for first place in junior steer riding. Barriere’s Rhett Bloomfield claimed second place with Louis Creek rider Tristan Brackman following in third.

Accomplished rider Matt O’Flynn was met with success again at the rodeo, winning second place in bull riding.

First place went to 150 Mile House rider Colton Manuel, riding Blacklist for a final score of 81.

First place in pee wee barrel racing went to Gracie Antoine of Cache Creek, followed by Veron’s Zoey Hamming in second place and galloping in for third place was Kira Stowell from Quesnel.

It was a tie for first and second place in the saddle bronc.

Kamloops rider Cole Scott and Wacy Marr of Riske Creek shared the win, both riding in with a final score of 78. Avid rodeo participant Steve Hohmann of Quesnel rode in with a score of 71, winning third place.

In steer wrestling, Cache Creek’s Joel Isnardy took home first place with Langley rider Logan Wharrey following behind in second place. It was another win for Quesnel, as participant Jared Roch wrestled his way into third place.

It was a score of 81 across the board for first, second and third place in bareback.  Jared Marshall of Prince George held onto his mount, riding in for first place.

Taking home second and third place was Kamloops rider Cash Kerner.

It was Cawston’s Steve Pozzobon riding in with a score of 10.3 who took home first place in tie-down roping.

Vanderhoof’s Dustin Shields followed in second place with third place going to Cache Creek rider Jonah Antoine.

In breakaway roping, first place went to Jori Cripps of 150 Mile House, rider Keelt Dummel of Riske Creek and Morgan Forsby of Merritt tied for second and third place.

Galloping in for first place in ladies barrel racing was Monte Creek rider Laura James, following behind was second place winner Judy Hyde from Prince George with third place going to Odessa Gerard.

In junior barrel racing, Callie Humme took home a win for Williams Lake riding in for first place, second place went to Houston’s Carli Wardrop and third place winner was Tosha Seitz of Savona.

Rider Aaron Palmer of Knutsford and Cache Creek’s Neal Antoine took first place with a score of 6.3 in team roping.

Interlakes and Nemiah host the rodeo next, Aug. 1 – 2.


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