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Awards presented to riding club members

Sunday, 08 October 2017. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

Awards presented to riding club members
Awards presented to riding club members

By Wendy Francis

The Turtle Mountain Riding Club held its annual awards banquet Sept. 24 at the Lundbreck Hall. The delicious meal was prepared by Chris’ Restaurant. Any member who attended more than four gymkhanas throughout our season was eligible to receive a prize.

High-point winners this year were Amy Gettman, beginners; Derrick Toppin, tiny mites; Morgan Dingreville, juniors; Macey Jo Friel, intermediates; and Hayley Strandquist Milley, seniors. The high-point prize was a buckle.

Beginner Amy Gettman received a leather headstall. Other beginners awarded a trophy and a cash prize for their hard work and good horsemanship were Jenna Koshney, second place; Asia Hurlburt, third; and Jaylene Hopwood, fourth.

Tiny mites Mia Jensen and Kiah Simpson tied for second place and Fallon Dingreville placed third. Liam Keil and Milo Strandquist tied for fourth. They received gift bags and cash prizes for the points they earned throughout the year.

In the junior division, Zack Hann placed second, Julie MacDonald third and Londyn Freiheit fourth.

Intermediate Danielle Hann placed second, Hailey Grove third and Kaylee Hann fourth.

Sacha Anderson placed second in seniors. Kate Mckim was third and Jocelyn Olsen fourth.

The horse-and-rider trophy went to Derrick Toppin. He also received the award for highest high points — 192, riding his horse Cash all season.

All youth prizes and high-point buckles were sponsored by the Crowsnest Ag Society.

Volunteer of the year honours were shared by Stan Francis, our concession cook, and James Jensen, our dedicated gateman.

Sportsman of the year was Latisha Grove. This award is voted on by our members only.

An award for this year’s most-improved rider was presented to Danielle Hann by Guy and Rose Perozak. They donated the award in memory of their two sons, Kyle and Adam, and Guy’s father, Steve. It was a beautiful headstall, which Danielle seemed surprised and thrilled to have won.

The riding club thanks all who donated money or merchandise for our year-end function. A big thank you goes out to the Crowsnest Ag Society, Crockets Trading Company, and Pam and Glen at the Rusty Spur Ranch.

Thank you to the family of the late Agnes Poch for your generous donation to our club. It was very much appreciated.

We also thank all our members and volunteers. We wouldn’t be able to do this without your support and continued dedication to our club.

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