Taneesha Beaupre pictured with her horse Whiskey is off to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 23.

Taneesha Beaupre pictured with her horse Whiskey is off to compete in the National Junior High Finals Rodeo June 23.

Taneesha Beaupre off to National Junior High Finals Rodeo

Former resident of Princeton, Taneesha Beaupre has earned a position on the B.C. provincial National Junior High rodeo team.

DENVER – Taneesha Beaupre, a former eighth grade student of Princeton Secondary School has earned a position on the B.C. provincial National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Gallup, N.M., June 23 to 29 to compete in the ninth annual Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Team Roping and Ribbon Roping competitions.

Featuring more than 1000 contestants from 41 states, five Canadian provinces and Australia, the NJHFR is the world’s largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $75,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $100,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named the National Junior High Finals Rodeo National Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 – based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds – to advance to Saturday evening’s final round. National Champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Again this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as part of the CinchTown Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of each NJHFR performance will also air online at NHSRATV.com powered by iHigh.com. Performance times are 7 p.m., on June 23 and 9 a.m., and 7 p.m., each day thereafter.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, tug-of-war, contestant dances, family oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and shopping at the NJHFR tradeshow, as well as visiting historical attractions of New Mexico and nearby Arizona.

To follow Taneesha Beaupre at the NJHFR, visit NHSRA.org daily for complete results. For ticket information and reservations, call (800) 590-1302