True Excitement in the Air and Arena
A Barrel Racing Event Hosted at the Healing Horse Ranch in Parshall Draws Many Participants
By Logan J. Davis
The Healing Horse Ranch was a flurry of activity over the weekend of January 23rd and January 24th as the Parshall facility hosted some barrel racing and there were enthusiastic smiles on many faces of the riders and the fans who attended. The ranch arena was ready to go at 1 o’clock on Sunday afternoon and so were all of the barrel racers. There were several local racers who did very well in their times and they went away with cash prizes.
The Open Division had many great performances on Sunday. In the 3D placings, the winner was
CHAMPION OF THE YOUTH DIVISION WAS JADE ALKIRE AT HEALING HORSE RANCH ON HER HORSE CHANCE
JESSIE VIGEN WENT ON TO PLACE SECOND IN THE OPEN DIVISION
Reba Foote who rode her horse Rio in a time of 17.016 followed closely by Jesse Vigen who came in second with a time of 17.117. Vigen also took third place riding a different horse in a time of 17.263.
In the 1D Placing, Danielle Fladeland took first place with her horse Sam. In the 2D, Tisha Peek placed first, and in the 4D placing, the winner was Alesha Johnson on Sven. Jamie Myrick-Morsette also placed in that category in fourth place. Sidney Sanderson also competed but did not place.
In the Youth Division 1D, the winner was Jade Alkire who rode Chance to the win. The excitement was evident on every rider whether they placed or not, they were just enjoying the sport they love with their four-footed athletic partners.
“The riders were all happy we’re back open since we have been closed for a while,” stated Healing Horse Event Coordinator Jim Baker. “It shows just how much of an attraction this place is and that we are able to put on a winter event for the rodeo participants was a good feeling. Our next barrel racing event will be on Valentine’s Day (February 14th).”
Baker noted that the next event will be on Feb 7th for what is expected to be a great team roping event with many ropers from the area and region.
“We’re glad to see everybody coming back and looking forward to hosting the upcoming events here at the Healing Horse Ranch,” Baker declared.