Barrels of fun

Island Barrell Racers hold first-ever doubleheader event

BLACK CREEK RIDER Leslie Pederson rounds a barrel during recent action.

BLACK CREEK RIDER Leslie Pederson rounds a barrel during recent action.

The Island Barrel Racers held their first-ever doubleheader at the Innes’ Arena in Oyster River on Sunday. We had 25 riders enter this event, with some running two horses.

The top riders for the first race in the Open class were: 1D Campbell River’s Lindsey Innes, 2D Hayley Green from Port Alberni, 3D Courtenay’s Kaila Christie and 4D Dallas Noble from Coombs. In the Junior class 1D Hannah Bergman from Black Creek, 2D Hayley Green,  4D Kimberly Versluis from Campbell River, and in the Senior class 1D Leslie Pederson from Black Creek, 2D Donna Jagr from Coombs, 3D Sue Sheppard from Coombs, and 4D from Port Alberni Carey Jeffery.

The second race top riders were: in Open 1D Leslie Pederson, 2D Amberlee Baker from Campbell River, 3D Donna Jagr and 4D Launda Crossman from Victoria. The Junior winners were 1D Hayley Green and 4D Katrina Wink from Coombs. The Senior class winners were 1D Leslie Pederson, 2D Donna Jagr, 3D Carole Herman from Courtenay and 4D Carey Jeffery.

Our next event will be at Innes’ arena in Oyster River April 28. Racing starts at 5 p.m.

– Island Barrel Racers