This past weekend, Balance Equestrian Centre took 10 horses and 13 riders (and 5 lead-line riders) to the Campbell River Trail Riders for the last hunter/jumper show of the year.
Many ribbons, trophies and coolers (horse blankets) were won.
Lead-liners Clair Caring, Brynn and Rowan Wilson, Keyana and Isis Owens and Ava Footi tied for first place in the lead-line division.
Zoe Porter Dufour was reserve champion on Willow in the pony hack division.
Linnaea Crawshaw won the horse hack division on Cash, while Kyla Painter was reserve champion riding Sophie.
In the walk/trot division, Zoe Husdon was champion with Beaner and Kenya Storfie riding Spicy Salsa was reserve champion.
In the ground pole division, Catherine Wilson was champion on Reo and Gracey Bir took reserve champion riding Roper. Cross pole division saw Jodi Grundle on Odin as champion and Wilson as reserve. In the 2’ hunter division, Painter took the championship, while Porter-Dufour was reserve.
In the 2’3” dvison, Kasey LaThangue walked away with reserve champion riding Mickey. Finally, Crawshaw won reserve champion in the 2’9’ jumpers. Many other BEC riders won many ribbons as well, including Aiden Hoffman riding Daisy, Shelsea Brown riding Willow and Beaner, Taylor Swim riding Mickey and Mia Splane riding Roper.
All riders were to be commended for their sportsmanship and positive attitude. Through early mornings and pouring rain, the riders supported each other with everyone pitching in to feed, muck, braid manes back at the barn and then clapping and cheering at the ring.