Jill Hayward, North Thompson Star Journal
The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association, Farm Kids Fund and Bull Riders Canada brought the New Year in with a spectacular event at the North Thompson Agriplex featuring two long rounds of action.
Three riders obtained qualified rides in each round with Jacob Gardner (Fort St. John, B.C.) having the highest score of the night; an 84.5 marking on Pozzobon Bucking Bulls’ 94 Jason’s Dream.
As a result, Gardner was the event champion with a total of 166 points on two bulls and pocketed just over $2900.
Gardner also made a splash into the Bull Riders Canada National Standings with the win; moving from out of the standings all the way up to number three.
Winner of the first go-round was Marlon Williams from Mount Currie, B.C.
This was the fourth annual event, which was a fundraiser in 2015 for the North Thompson Agriplex and the Farm Kids Fund.
Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC) is now starting its fourth season, BRC has the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in the nation. In 2015, BRC Inc. sanctioned 64 events from British Columbia to New Brunswick, paying out over $319,000 in prize money. The Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals III took place in Lloydminster, SK paying out $25,000 in prize money on Oct. 2nd and 3rd, 2015. You can follow BRC throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. For more information visit: www.bullriderscananda.ca
For more information about the North Thompson Agriplex visit: www.fallfair-rodeo.com or go to Facebook.
For more information about the Farm Kids Fund go to Facebook: Farm Kids Fund – Annual Fundraiser