Riders have had a busy month, participating in two rodeos May 18 – 19 including the Keremeos rodeo and the South Cariboo rodeo in 100 Mile House, as well as the Clinton May Ball May 24 – 25.
At the Keremeos rodeo, Ellensburg rider Orlan McGuffin racing in to place first in bareback, following closely by Quesnel’s Steve Hohmann.
It was Hohmann claiming another victory this time for the saddle bronc, hanging onto Bandit to claim first place.
First place went to Nevada Dynneson of Westbridge in junior barrel racing, with Quesnel’s Mariah Mannering following in second place.
At the South Cariboo rodeo in 100 Mile house, Hohmann took home first place in bareback with Tyrone Hulin of Williams Lake coming second.
In the saddle bronc Wacey Mann rode into claim first and third place, with second place going to Hohmann.
Callie Jo Hume from Williams Lake won first place in junior barrel racing, followed by Mariah Mannering and in third place was Abbotsford rider Countenay May.
Qusenel took charge in junior steer riding, with riders James Johnston and Emmet Beeds placing. It was Barrier rider Owen Hawkins that took home first place, followed by Johnston in second with third place going to Beeds.
Riding for another victory was Hohmann, placing first in bull riding. Second place went to Brady Smith from Salmon Arm and Shaun Greenhough of Pentiction in third place.
At the Clinton May Ball, riding for first in bareback was Hohmann, followed by Kamloops rider Denver Derose and coming in third was Fort St. John’s Brady Thomas.
Quesnel’s Steve Lloyd placed first in tie-down roping, second place went to Nick Teixeira from Kamloops and Vanderhoof’s Dustin Shields took home third.
Junior barrel racing saw some talented riders, with Quesnel locals taking first and second place. Taylor Cherry rode in for first place, Emma Langevin followed close behind and it was 150 Mile house rider Brooke Call who won third place.
Tristan Brackman from Louis Creek place first in junior steer riding, with second place going to Lane Paley. Coming in third was Quesnel’s Denton Spiers.
First place for junior breakaway roping went to Chase’s Lincoln Yarama, Taylor Cherry roped her way into second place and Gracie Antoin from Cache Creek followed behind in third.
Cache Creek riders Joel Isnardy and Archie Williams worked together in team roping to take home first place and roping their way into second place was Quesnel duo Russel and Richard Glassford. Knutsford’s Maddy Mills paired up with Jim McColl of Clinton, sharing third place with 150 Mile House cowboys Myles King and Cody Braaten with a score of 6.7.
In steer wrestling Logan Wharry took first place back home to Langley, second place went to Cache Creek’s Lincoln Kennedy and it was Hohmann riding for another victory that took third place.
Quesnel took home a few more victories, with Kira Stowell coming in third for pee wee barrel racing and also riding into third was Levi Lawlor in bulling riding.
The next rodeo will be held in Kispiox Valley May 31 – June 1.