Winners of the first buckle series event

Some of the high point winners of the Lake County Horsemen’s Association buckle series event on Sunday, June 28. Miles Oswald, l-r, Lanie Havel, Cheyenne Albertson, Wyatt Ferrell, Tiffany Muller, Kaydyn Kintzley and Kya Kintzley.

Lake County Horsemen’s Association held its first buckle series event of the summer on Sunday, June 28, at the Lake County Fairgrounds; competitors earned points towards earning a buckle at the end of the summer.

There were nine styles that people competed in, with different age ranges in each style from peewee up to senior. Each person competing in the event earned points depending on how they placed.

Competitors could earn points in different styles, with high point winners for each age bracket beyond winning in a specific style.

High point senior was Tiffany Muller; she competed in English Equitation, English Pleasure, and Western Equitation. High point intermediate was Kaydyn Kintzley who competed in English Equitation, English Pleasure, Western Equitation, Western Pleasure, Reining, Trail, and Barrel Racing. High point junior was Kya Kintzley who competed in English Equitation, English Pleasure, Western Equitation, Western Pleasure, Reining, Trail and Barrel Racing. High point peewee was Cheyenne Albertson who competed in English Equitation, English Pleasure, Western Equitation, Western Pleasure, Trail, and Barrel Racing. High point lead line peewee was Lanie Havel.

The judges were Dr. Elise Flynn and Keith Barnhart.

In the pleasure classes they are judged on how easily the horse handles the event, while in equitation the person riding the horse is judged on how well they ride. In the trail competition the riders and horses are judged based on how they handle obstacles.

The next show will be on Saturday, July 25, at the Lake County Fairgrounds. It will feature English, Western, Jumping and Ranch Riding. People are encouraged to compete as there is still plenty of time to earn points for the high point buckles. Competitors must compete in at least two of the three shows to be eligible for awards.

For more information call 541-947-2655.

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