Cowboy Team Challenge 2016
Thank you to our Sponsor that have committed so far this year!!
The Wharry Family Dorothy VanKoughnett
COWBOY TEAM CHALLENGE 2015
A HUGE Thank you to our Sponsors for 2015:
The Wharry Family
Cowboy Team Challenge 2013
Sunshine and Team Spirit were on order for the inaugural Cowboy Team Challenge held at Langley Riders on July 13, 2013. The Challenge brought together 72 riders forming 12 teams with 4 different Western disciplines coming together. Cutting, Barrel Racing, Ranch Sorting and Team Roping were on display with competitors vying not only for cash and amazing prizes, but also valuable points towards the Coveted Team Challenge Award. It was evident that this was not just fun and games, as no one was quietly sitting by, based on the cheering heard and some heckling too, all in the fun of getting your team to the top.
First Place for each individual event was awarded Prize Money and beautiful Bronc Halters provided by Sunrise Trailers. Bill Remple won the Cutting, Barrel Racing fast time was Carrie Mussell, Trish Ensworthy and Leeanne Lote won the Ranch Sorting and Rich Davidson with Frank Principe took the top prize in Team Roping.
To start off the CTC the 12 teams were auctioned off in a Calcutta to raise money for the Little Britches Rodeo Association and High School Rodeo. Competitors, Friends and Family forked over $2050 in total with Team #6 selling for a whopping $325 purchased by Dennis Wharry.
For the CTC Calcutta event, the Cutter started it off with a 30 second single cow cutting that was judged by Lee Ponclet. The Ranch Sorters then had to take that cow down the arena and into the Pen and hold it. Once the cow was penned, the Team Ropers were off with their steer, and once caught the Barrel Racer on foot had to get there and dob it. Strategy was evident with teams working together to try and come up with the best plans, with crafty and fast cows, near misses and hard work most teams got it done.
Team #7 that won the Calcutta Team Challenge and Ted Hall (who won the bid for this team) walked away with his share of the Calcutta money for his purchase of Team #7 made up of David Paton, Jeanette Smith, Lloyd Patenton, Dora Naber, Wayne Lindsay and Bailey Blackstock. Team #7 were awarded beautiful Impact Gel Saddle Pads from Rick Flemming at Lafarge. The overall Cowboy Team Challenge winner, based on points from the individual events plus their Calcutta Points, was Team #1 made up of Mandy Fil, Jessie May, Tammy Foote, Camille Carter, Dave Lambert and Lee Ponclet. They were awarded the Trophy Buckles sponsored by The Mill Store, Paton & Martin Vet Services, R & E Tack, Clearview Horticultural, The Wharry Family and Langlee Acres.
A huge thank you to the Committee that made this day possible, Kerri Lee, Fred Wein, David Paton, Elana Wharry, Logan Wharry, Christine Gawthorne, Rick Davidson and Dave Lambert. Kerri Lee had the idea of starting up this event just like the Cowboy Olympics of the past. She wanted a fun way to get more riders out and involved in the western disciplines and boost memberships in all the associations, and the Cowboy Team Challenge was born.
Please check out the write ups in Gait Post and Saddle Up Magazines.