SUBMITTED BY LILLIAN DALTON
The Chinook Team Penning Association\’s Silver Slate Series finals, were held July 28 and 29, in Nanton, AB. Penning in a large arena is always more challenging, and it often takes a little different strategy and lots of horse-power, to be the victorious teams sporting the gorgeous buckles at the end of the fourth show. This year, the most consistent teams were:
Open – Debbie, Bryan and Chris Thompson
#10 – Kirk Cottrell, Don Poole, Hope Poole
#7 – Mason Cockx, Dale Glover, Shane Hamilton
#5 – Marcie Hamilton, Ken Royko, Mandy Royko
The Senior Youth class provided some extra excitement with the necessity of a ride-off between Hope Poole, Clayton Mason and Shane Hamilton. Jordan Lesh did the honours of “second” for each rider and, when the dust settled, Clayton Mason was victorious with a blistering run under 11 seconds! Sonya DiStefano was the Junior Youth Champion.
Visit www.chinookpenning.com for a list of all those riders lucky enough to go home with a cheque in their pockets.