Gymkhana wraps fabulous weekend start to fair

© 2017-Lusk Herald

The Gymkhana, taking place on Sunday, July 30, was the wrap to the weekend start of the Niobrara County Fair held at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds in Lusk. A Gymkhana is a combination of competitions between horses and riders. Each event is timed and range from barrels and poles to steer riding and team roping. Three age divisions were held including, Peewee: anyone under 6 years, Junior: anyone 7-11 years, and Senior: anyone 12-17 years. Participants this year were required to pre-register with competitions beginning at 9:00am Sunday morning. In total, the 2017 Gymkhana saw 125 contestants and 575 runs. The competition lasted the better portion of the day and  placements were as follows: 

Senior All Around:

Runner Up Boy: Blake Miller

All-Around Boy: Kelton Ewing

Runner Up Girl: Karlee Juhnke

All-Around Girl: Jasmine Dyer

Junior All Around:

Runner Up Boy: Teige Whitham

All-Around Boy: Braxton Bufford

Runner Up Girl: Kaylee Juhnke

All-Around Girl: Sophie Hruby

 PeeWee All Around:

Runner Up Boy: Trey Hubbard

All-Around Boy: Hudson Ebmeier

Runner Up Girl: Kaylee Lambert

All-Around Girl: Hattie Haeffelin

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