Contestants from across Western Canada and five northwestern states competed in the largest futurity and derby in Canada May 16-18th. Held in the Cardston Agridome the South Country Barrel Futurity and Derby saw 63 horses ran in the futurity, 57 horses competed in the derby, as well as over 380 entries in the open 4D barrel race. This year’s event had over $16,000 added money plus prizes.
One of the event organizers Monica Wilson said that it was the best weekends for good weather they have seen in awhile, adding there was no snow!
In the Futurity the top 15 average times after two runs came back for the short round. With a time of 14.290 in the short go, Rayel Little on Dreamy Little Nick took home over $2,800 for winning the short go and the average as well as a trophy saddle.
The top 12 average times on two runs in the Derby came back for the short go. In the end it was Elaina Black on Possible Rockstar who ended up on top turning in a 14.290 in the short round and to go on to win the average. Black left Cardston with a trophy saddle and over $2,500 richer.
In the open 4D it was Sonda Marks on Time To Raise The Bar who won the average buckle in the 1D. Kari Bloor on Drum took home the 2D buckle, Barbra Kennedy on Allie won the 3D buckle and Randa Nugent won the average in the 4D on Howes Pitch Black.