Middle Park Fair & Rodeo barrel race features seasoned riders
August 6, 2008
Ten-year-old Meghan Cameron was modest after winning first place in the Middle Park Fair & Rodeo Junior Barrel Race Tuesday.Although she completed the race the fastest, her response to how she thought she did was pretty good.The daughter of Kim and Bill Cameron of Kremmling has been riding horses her entire life. She credits her aunt, Debbie Lewis, for helping her succeed.She tries to ride her quarter horse, Millie, at least five days a week, but admits sometimes it doesnt happen.Amy Grey, 17, said she was feeling good before the race, and it showed when she won first place in the Senior Barrel Race. The Kremmling resident warmed up her quarter horse, Vixon, before the 4-H timed event. She has been riding since she was 6 years old. Barrels is her favorite event, she said.I work my horse at least four days a week, Grey said. I try to practice as much as I can so I dont have to worry about all of the technical stuff during the race so I just do it.I always have a good feeling when Im on my horse. Its her first year with me on her.Greys friends were in the Grandstands to support her. She did like 110 percent, said Annabelle Whitten. Shes really good.Shes awesome, added Rheann Pesch. We like to watch Amy.Emma Auger, 8, also competed in the Junior Barrel Race. She prepped her quarter horse, Roger, 16, before the event and was confident before the race. Im going to win, said the daughter of Ann and John Auger of Kremmling.