After the Urban Trail, riders had a brief rest, then
were called back to the area to find out who were
the top ten riders to compete in the Freestyle.
Wyatt waits in his stall
our friend Joe Misner makes Top Ten
...and so does Cindy!
Thumbs up for Cindy and Wyatt!
The amazing Team Wyatt, finishing preparations for
the Freestyle. Aislinn, Don, Amanda, and Cindy
The finals consist of a 90 minute exhibition of compulsory
movements, followed by a freestyle to music with whatever
props or toys the riders can bring into the arena
in 4 minutes. It was my intention to get at least
one photo of each rider, but tricky lighting made
that impossible. Some riders got a couple photos,
but for some none turned out. Apologies to those riders
I missed, you were all great!
The top ten turned out to be five ladies and five
men! Here are the ladies....
...and here are the men! Next, two audience members
were selected for a dance off - one man and one woman!
the ladies' dancer
the mens' dancer, who won the challenege!
The Norco Cowgirls open the show
the littlest cowgirl came to...
...sing the National Anthem!
Joel Sheridan & Ameron
Dominque Ferraro & Itsy Bitsy Spider ("Spidey")
Linda Smerber & Rango De Mustang
Joe Novy & Comeback Kid
Joe Misner & Rio Bravo
Don Douglas & Bay Joe
Nicole Thompson & Let's Get Western
Cindy Lapp & Wyatt
Hiroyoshi Nagai & Dillinger
Sandi Anderson & Twin Peaks Taxi
I got very few photos due to the lighting - I guess
you will just have to come out to next year's event
to see how fun it really is!
At the end of the evening, Cindy & Wyatt came
away with sixth place - We are all very proud of how
great they did! The Winner was Don Douglas, and Joe
Misner came in second. Congratulations to all the
trainers who competed in this great challenege!
Sunday, May 15th, all the mustangs were auctioned
Cindy & Wyatt wait for their turn in the auction
showing his stuff one last time...
Cindy talks about Wyatt and his accomplishments
then the bidding begins...Wyatt had several bidders
competing for him...
Wyatt King, purchased by...Steve Lapp as a gift for
his wife, Cindy!!!!! Wyatt gets to come home to YVEC!
Stop by and see him, and give him a pat for all his
hard work. A great job by Cindy and all the riders,
and a fun event for audience and participants. See
you all next year!