Annual Fall Fair to feature horse games

Thanks to Sandi Dixon, a special feature of Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Princeton Fall Fair will be games for young and old on horseback.

Thanks to Sandi Dixon, a special feature of Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Fall Fair will be games for young and old on horseback. The games start at 11:00 a.m. and riders may use English or western tack. Leadlines with adult help are allowed for Juniors 10 and under. All riders must wear an ASTM approved helmet and boots with heels and must be current Horse Council BC members.

Participation ribbons will be awarded to all, and horses will receive apples and carrots.

Juniors are age 10 and under, senior riders are age 11 to 100. No entry fee required as this is an event for the fun of it.

Games include the egg and spoon challenge, in which riders must race carrying an egg on a spoon. Egg Stomp race involves racing to the end of the arena where an egg will be placed. The horse must break the egg with a hoof before the rider can race back to the starting line.

Standard barrel racing will be part of the show, but there will be another race putting a twist on the barrel race. Riders will compete in pairs holding a length of toilet paper between them without breaking the toilet paper during the entire race.

A Rescue Race will be featured. During this race, the rider must dash to a person needing rescue, dismount, help the rescue person into the saddle, then lead the horse back to the start.

There will be a jumping challenge on a course with six to eight jump obstacles. Juniors will jump low-cross poles and seniors will jump two-foot-high and above.

All riders, both junior and senior, should be at the rodeo arena at least a half hour before the games begin, and should contact Sandi Dixon to let her know they are prepared to enter the games.

 

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