Our Very Own Rodeo Champion!

On May long weekend, Derek Hadland, travelled to Quesnel for the BC Jr. High School Rodeo finals where he competed in Goat Tying and Ribbon Roping. Derek did really well in the Goat tying placing in all three performances. The calves were fast and furious in the Ribbon Roping. Derek was the only roper to catch in this event on the last day. His partner Jenna Hiebert from Upper Pine ran her heart out to the finish line. At the awards ceremonies on Sunday May 20th, Derek and Jenna were named BC Ribbon Roping Champions! Placing in both events qualifies them to compete in Gallup New Mexico at the National Jr. High School Finals and in Virden, MB. for the Canadian Jr. High School finals. Nationals run from June 24th to 30th and Canadians August 2, 3, and 4th. Contestants, family and horses will be traveling together on the adventures of Jr. High School Rodeo! Congratulations Derek and all the best at Nationals!!