Posted by walterquarterhorses on July 23, 2010 at 1:02 AM

We had an awesome week in Calgary.  Rana did better than fantastic.  We are so proud of her.  She started off by winning the round on her first run and she has a nice paycheck and a really cool bronze to show for it.  Unfortunately a tipped barrel in round 2 cost her from placing again but she was able to grab some money in the last two rounds.  She was tied for 4th with Deb Renger in her pool but the tie went to her as she had posted the fastest time.  It was nice to give Doc a day off and let him rest at home.  I must say it was nice for him during the week there though.  After each performance we headed out to my grandma's ranch and Doc was able to be in a nice big outside pen.  Rana and Logan hit Nashville North one of the nights.  Eric Church was playing and he's a favorite of theirs.  Thanks Brian Mandeville for getting them in.  Kassie didn't miss a rodeo performance either.  We enjoyed the exhibits checking out all of the animals.  The chicks were the biggest hit for her.  Calgary does it up awesome for the contestants and hospitality tent was another of her favorites.  She really enjoyed eating lunch at the tent.  Back to Rana and Doc.  After a nice Saturday spent around home Sunday morning rolled around and we headed back up to the Stampede.  This trip Rana's biggest fan stayed home with her daddy.  I did get to go though!  Rana was 4th out and post a 17.38 which was a great time and I thought she had a spot secured.  Then the next three girls ran and moved her down the the 4th and final available spot.  I was so on the edge of my seat right to the last barrel racer.  My hands were shaking so bad I could hardly write down times. I wish things would have worked out a little better in the final four but none the less she won 4th at CALGARY!  Yeah Rana!

I am trying to get to jackpots on my futurity horses.  They are fixing to start back up and we want to be ready.  Fizz is running pretty nice and Diesel did fabulous last night in Raymond. I also ran Cowboy.  Its been awhile since he's been to a barrel race.  He was extremely ratey but felt great.  

Rana is headed to Morris and Kennedy.  I just finished talking with her and they have stopped driving for the night.  The mesquito's are the size of turkeys.  Happy Birthday today Rana and good luck tomorrow kiddo!

The airshow is in town this weekend.  We plan to take Kassie.  She is an airplane spotting enthusiast and we think she'll love the show.  Its going to be nice weather.

Have a great weekend!





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6:20 PM on July 23, 2010 
I think we are all super proud of Rana and Doc!!!! Just awesome to watch, Justise was thrilled to see Rana on TV!!!! What an accomplishment(sp) for the Walter family and breeding program!!!!