Equine Extravaganza Open a success

MEEKER — The second annual Equine Extravaganza was held June 7 and was a fun time for all! The open horse show is a fund raiser for the Painted Ponies 4-H club and is proving year after year to be a success.
The extravaganza features morning performance classes and afternoon speed and fun classes. The show is designed for 4-H kids to practice for fair, relax and have a good time.
Some of the fun classes included a pairs class, a bareback back-to-back class, a flour race, a costume class and freestyle reining.
“We try to combine the classes the kids need to do for fair with some classes that just let them ride and have fun,” said Amanda Deerr-Miller, club leader and show coordinator.
Painted Ponies club members Avery Watt and Sarah Gerloff sold concessions and were excellent gophers for all the volunteers, the judge and Deerr-Miller.
The judge was John Sandrock of Denver.
The high point winners for the day were Kelsey Tate, Sydney Hughes and Sarah Martin. The reserve high point winners were Brenda Burge, Kiefer Kaufman and Becca Bosworth. The show attracted exhibitors from Meeker, Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Edwards.
In addition to high point awards, the show offers $50 to the freestyle reining winner, class ribbons and random class prizes. Everyone wins something.
Organizers wish to thank sponsors Watts Ranch Market, DeWitt Saddles, White River Riders, the Wild Life Ranch, MGM, Samuelson’s, Craig Murdoch’s and Corral West.