Riders were in Vanderhoof last weekend riding at the Nechako Valley Rodeo.
In bull riding, Quesnel rider Matt O’Flynn hung on to Alcatraz to take first.
Dyson Laneve, from Quesnel, roped his way to first in junior breakaway roping, followed by Narley Antoine of Cache Creek. Quesnel’s Taylor Cherry took third.
Quesnel riders excelled in pole bending with riders placing first in both junior and pee wee – Taylor Cherry for junior and Kira Stowell in pee wee. Mychaela Ketlo from Fraser Lake placed second, and Jennifer Schuck from Tatla Lake placed third.
In pee wee, a rider from Monte Creek, Taylan James, placed second and a rider from Vanderhoof, Riley Beien placed third.
Steve Lloyd from Quesnel placed first in tie-down roping, followed by Vanderhoof rider Dustin Shields who placed second and Langley rider Logan Wharry who placed third.
Quesnel rider Todd Lloyd shared first placed with Carl Hyde from Prince George in team roping.
Kamloops rider Jeff Wills paired with Myles King from Kamloops to place second and Vanderhoof roping team Josh Delmer and Josh Siemens placed third.
In junior steer riding, Tristan Brackman from Louis Creek placed first, with Quesnel rider Lane Paley placing second, and Emmett Beeds from Williams Lake placing third.
Two riders from Quesnel placed third in barrel racing, Kira Stowell placing for pee wee and Perri-Lynn Leneve in junior. In pee wee, Gracie Antoine from Cache Creek placed first, with Vanderhoof rider Riley Beier coming in second. For junior, Tosha Seitz from Savona placed first, followed by Williams Lake rider CallieJo Numi in second.
Kamloops riders dominated the saddle bronc, with Cole Scott winning both first and second place and Joe Roberson placing third.
In bareback, Telkwa rider Chris Dieleman raced to get both first and third place and Fort St. John rider Brady Thomas placed second.
Joel Isnardy, from Cache Creek, placed first in steer wrestling, Langley rider Logan Wharry placed second and coming in third was Dustin Shields from Vanderhoof.
Houston rider Ginella Talanico placed first in ladies barrel racing, followed by Alexis Creek rider Nicole Hoessl in second, and Keri Mikkelsen of Pritchard placing third.
In breakaway roping, a rider from Lone Butte, Rike Wieth placed first. Kristen Bell, from Houston, followed in second place, with Vanderhoof rider Audrey Cooper placing third.
Next weekend, May 10–11 Princeton hosts the rodeo.