North Thompson Star/Journal
Barriere teen Tristan Holt has returned victorious from the 2013 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals held in Nanton, Alberta.
Holt won the second go round of chute dogging with a 2.9 second run; receiving a beautiful set of championship Montana silversmiths spurs for the win.
Riding his horse Cherokee in the goat tying event, Tristan brought in two very quick times of 10 seconds flat, and a 12.5 second run, enough to place him in second place for both rounds.
In the bull riding event this North Thompson cowboy had some tough rides. He got bucked off.and was not able to make the eight second horn.
Tristan says he has really appreciates all of the help he received to be able to compete at Nanton; from parents, relatives, sponsors, and friends.
“I want to thank the Hawkings family and my family for making the drive to Alberta to cheer me on,” said Tristan, “A big hug and thank you to my horse Cherokee; and a huge thank you to everyone from my awesome home town of Barriere for the good luck wishes. Barriere rocks!”
The young cowboy says he really appreciates his parents for driving him all over B.C. and western Canada to rodeo.
Asked by a lady in Nanton where Barriere was and what it had to offer, Tristan replied, “Barriere is a small town north of Kamloops. We don’t have a Walmart or a Home Depot, but we have the most generous and awesome businesses and people in Canada. Hands down.”