|Posted by walterquarterhorses on November 16, 2009 at 1:34 AM|
Ladies Barrel Racing - Go 6
1 Brittany Pozzi,Victoria, TX, 14.68 $10,847.62;
2 Rayel Robinson, Alix, AB, 14.72$8,135.71;
3/4 Rana Walter, Lethbridge, AB, 14.85 $4,067.86;
3/4 LindsaySears, Nanton, AB, 14.85 $4,067.86;
Total Season Earnings
1 Gaylene Buff, Westwold, BC $67,555.57;
2 Rana Walter, Lethbridge, AB$66,627.28;
3 Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, TX $63,598.29;
4 Rayel Robinson,Alix, AB $62,428.67;
2009 Canadian Ladies Barrel Racing Champion: Gaylene Buff
2009 Canadian Finals LBR Aggregate Winner: Rana Walter
Rana went for it today. Doc set a little harder than he should have at the first barrel but she still had a beautiful run. I am so pumped that they went 6 rounds without tipping a barrel. By less than a $1000 or 1/100th of a second Rana missed winning the Championship. She is the 2009 Reserve Canadian Champion and the 2009 CFR Average Champion! I am so proud of how well Rana did this week and all year for that matter. She was unable to ride Doc until the end of July due to an injury he sustained at the NFR. He was out for 8 months. She was dealt another devastating blow when her mare Barbie broke her leg at Lea Park and had to be put down. The pair had just won second at Brooks, AB in the pouring rain. She didn't want to go on fearing she couldn't handle any more bad news. She started to ride her 4 year old futurity horse Hitch. He was all she had that was ready to go on with. They were even able to win some money at a few rodeos. When Doc was given the greenlight to start competeing again it was with hesitation, scared that all the time he had spent healing would be all for not. Morris marked the return to the arena. They placed there and continued on to place at all but three rodeos from that point on. This effort put her into the 11th spot and the CFR. This week Rana not only rocked but she ran the fastest time of the CFR which is also the second fastest time in the 36 year history of the CFR. They were also the top money winners of all the events.
Rana Walter competes inthe ladies barrel racing at Rexall Place on Friday. Walter posted thesecond-fastest barrel-racing time in the history of the CFR on Saturday.Photograph by: Ed Kaiser, edmontonjournal.com
Congratulations go out to Gaylene Buff and her horse Vador for their outstanding finals and for winning the Canadian Championship. They placed in all the go rounds. I heard it said that the barrel racing was the best event to watch at this years CFR. This came from a contestants dad and he hated to admit it :wink:!
Today at intermission Tess Thurston, daughter of Skeeter and Linda, wowed the crowd. I don't know how old she is but she's no bigger than a minute and she did a hipadrome stand going very fast around the arena - ALL BY HERSELF. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps on my arms. It was amazing that somebody so little could do what she did!
We are home safe and sound from Edmonton and really who could ask for anymore than that. Loved watching the rodeo and Kassie was so good for each and every performance. She was so happy to be home tonight and have a reunion with all of her toys. I don't know what this week will bring but I sure we'll all have something to do. Nathan is pumped for this next weekend. There is a pheasant hunt in Stavely. He along with Oscar, Logan, Rick Hollingworth, Mike Schooten and Chris (his brother) are on a team. I hope they do well and I will report. I am excited that Jody and Wacey will be coming along and us girls can ride while the guys hunt.
Good luck to Victoria Trautman and Keho this upcoming weekend too. This will be their first rodeo weekend together! Go Keho Go as Kassie puts it.
Have a good week.