Exciting News ! Breaking News !
Mark your calendars kids ! The SRC (Smithers Rodeo Club) is super stoked to have the wonderful LAURA JAMES Barrel Clinics for 3 FULL Days.
Always loved the sport of barrels ? Need a refresher of barrel pattern ? The LAURA JAMES Barrel clinic is user friendly for all different levels of #arenaathletes. There will be 2 (two) groups for the event held at the Smithers Rodeo Arena.
Thursday July 23 - YOUTH
Start Time: Afternoon
Friday July 24 - Youth
All Day with evening wrap up/awards
Saturday July 25 - ADULTS
Sunday July 26 - ADULTS
All Day with evening wrap up/ awards
The prices for the events are
YOUTH - $150.00
The Youth clinic is open to riders under the age of 15. Horse & Rider skill levels will be evaluated during first day to ensure everybody is comfortable and safe !
The Adult clinic is open to riders over the age of 16. Horse & Rider skill levels will be evaluated during the first day to ensure everybody is comfortable & safe !
The cost includes
Instruction with LAURA JAMES with limited riders
Hours & Hours of knowledge & fun !
Delicious lunch supplied each full day of clinic
No Hookup camping within the beautiful BVX grounds.
Safe outdoor pens for your horses
Awards & Prizes throughout clinics
Who is Laura James ?
Here is a snippet from Laura's site ....
I was born and raised on a small ranch in Vanderhoof, BC where my love and passion with horses and barrel racing began at a young age. At the age of 4 I started out on an old appaloosa pony named Suntag, as well as a big sorrel quarter horse named Charlie who both won me many trophies in the local gymkhana events. Soon my parents, who both competed as well, (my dad calf roped and team roped and my mom barrel raced), were hauling me and my younger sister to BCRA rodeos where we both barrel raced and break-away roped competitively.
Through out the years of rodeo my desire and passion to become the best barrel racer and horsewoman that I could be, grew immensely. With the help and support of my parents and a special aunt and uncle, I was riding with some great teachers and clinicians. I am blessed to have a very supportive family that helped me be well mounted on some great horses, and those are the true teachers. One particular special horse that comes to mind is deck (special deckatan). My dad bought him as a seven year old calf horse who I soon stole and started pattering and roping off of. He proved to be one of the great ones with a huge heart. These were not expensive all ready made horses but they were safe and broke and we made them into barrel horses and rope horses, sometimes with growing pains and mistakes, but we always learned something from each of them, building both the horses confidence and ours along the way.
Be sure to check out the rest of LAURA JAMES website with all of her accomplishments and achievements throughout her rodeo career. Found out the core values of the LAURA JAMES method of preparing for the rodeo circuits and everyday lessons & exercises to keep you and your four legged team mate safe, sound and healthy !
Contact the SRC to RESERVE your space now ! Limited space is available and filling up fast ...so do not miss out on this fabulous #rodeosmithers event ! Deposit will be required at reserving your spot.
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