IL 04 news:
The Circle G Arena Labor Day weekend shows had some good barrel racing along with some hot weather. The show on Saturday had Derek Diedrich, riding Tipsy, and Tamber Babler, riding Swagger, placed 3rd and 4th in the open 4-D class. Jim Hankins won the senior class and Stormy Johnson and Jade Ansteth tied for first place in the youth class. On Sunday, the winner of the saddle was Cari Hill, riding Buddy, having the fastest time of the day in the open 4-D class. Derek Diedrich, on Dash was 2nd and Tamber Babler on Swagger placed 3rd. Wyatt Johnson, riding Razzle Dazzle, won the 3rd division championship plaque in the open class. Vicky Nutter, on Jeff, won the senior class and Jade Ansteth, riding Streaker, won the youth. Ground was fast and thanks to all who helped make the Dan Griffith Circle G Arena Labor day show such a success.
Rain and storms cancelled the Bureau County Fair in Princeton. This show will not reschedule for this year.
The Fulton County Speed Show has been added to the show schedule on Sept 13 at the Lewistown County Fairgrounds. This show will be a replacement for the cancelled show in Princeton.
What a nice weekend of barrel racing. The Pec Fair had a great crowd with 116 in the open class and Cari Hill placed 1st and Bill Johnson placed 2nd. Duane Diedrich, on Chub, won the senior class and Courtney Campbell placed 2nd in the youth class. Thanks to John Spray for doing such a wonderful job on the ground and to the show committee for putting on another great fair show.
Runnin 3 Ranch saw a new arena record broken by Cari Hill, who won the class, Michelle Bogdonas was 2nd, and Stormy Johnson placed 3rd. Jim Campbell placed 2nd in the senior class. In the youth class, Jade Ansteth won the class, Brittney Schroeder placed 2nd, Jessica Sears was 3rd and Wyatt Johnson placed 4th. Once again, another very nice show with fast ground. A big thank you goes out to Nicole Renwick and Guardian Bedding for sponsoring the open 4-D class and also for giving away such great prizes. Another thank you goes to Lori Blum and Ed Diaz for putting on their second NBHA show for this year.
We had very sad news of losing Sixarun Ryan at the age of 18, but his off-spring are still highly competitive. Cari Hill, riding JTD Ryans War Buddy, won the Open 1-D both Saturday at the Pec Fair, and also setting a new arena record on Sunday, at Runnin 3 Ranch.
Perfect weather made for another great barrel race at the Whiteside Co Fair. Michelle Bogdonas ran the fastest time of the day to win the Open 4-D race. Jim Hankins won the senior class and Aubrey Bush held the fastest time for the IL 04 members, placing 3rd in the 1-D in the youth class with Sylvia Hasz placing 4th in the 1-D youth. Cal Vandermyde is the superintendent for this show, and with his show committee, did a great job of putting on a very nice show.
Make sure to pre-enter for the Whiteside Co Fair show in Morrison. Pre-entries due in secretary's office by Aug 8 to avoid a $20 late fee charge.
The July 5 show held at Circle G had some weather issues. The youth class had dry ground. Taylor Skromme, Brittney Schroeder, Megan Windish, Haley McWhorter all saw the top 5 fastest times. Then the drizzle began and continued off and on until the open and the senior class. With the rain coming down a little harder, Tamber Babler placed 2nd in the open class, Vicky Nutter was 3rd. With the tractor not being able to come in and drag, the ground still held very well. Charlotte Wall placed 2nd in the senior class. Thanks to all who helped with this show and we will do it all again at Circle G for the 2 day Labor Day weekend show.
The Henry County Fair show saw fast times in the big pen. The top 3 in the open class were Duane Diedrich riding Chub, Jim Hankins riding Flex, and Colton Curtis riding Shooter. Duane rolled his time over to win the senior class. Anna Vershaw riding Rebel had the fastest time to win the youth class and Taylor Skromme on Sizzlin Hot Bug was 2nd. Thanks to all the Henry Co Fair show committee on a nicely run show and also thanks to Todd Wheelbarger for doing a great job on the ground.