Above, Rhea County resident Larry Simpson sits atop Bojangles Midnight Blaze as they perform a jumping maneuver similar to what will be encountered by riders that enter the Rhea County Fair Association’s 2013 Just Horsin’ Around Extreme Challenge and Running Show. The events which will be held on Saturday, May 4, are a fundraiser for the Rhea County Fair. Riders of almost any age and skill level are welcome to participate. Photo Courtesy “Bojangles Midnight Blaze’ Facebook page
Equestrians will soon be able to get a little extreme in Rhea
County as the Rhea County Fair Association will bring the 2013 Just Horsin' Around Extreme Challenge
and Running Show to the Rhea County Fairgrounds on May 4.
"The Extreme Challenge is a
competition for horse and rider with various types of obstacles to work through such as jumps,
bridges, gates, backing through a pattern [and others]." Lorrie Horton, coordinator of the event for
the Rhea County Fair Association, said. "The Running Show is a timed event in which the horse
and rider run a pattern such as the barrel racing pattern, pole bending which is a series of poles
that they weave through and the arena race which is one barrel at the end of the arena and they have
to run as fast as they can around the barrel and back to the stop timer."
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