Kremmling’s Bits n Spurs Gymkhana begins this weekend |

Kremmling’s Bits n Spurs Gymkhana begins this weekend

Saddle up because this year’s first Bits n Spurs Gymkana will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds in Kremmling.

Gymkhana, which is games on horseback, is open to all ages. This year’s Bits n Spurs Gymkhana will run through August.

“We are a family-orientated nonprofit that has been putting on gymkanas in the Kremmling area for many years,” said Audrey Schultz of Bits n Spurs. “We draw contestants from as young as 3 up to as old as 65. It is not uncommon to see three generations of riders within families.”

Schultz said the gymkhanas held each summer at the fairgrounds in Kremmling has become a big draw with entrants coming from all over Grand, Summit and Routt counties.

“We are often a stepping stone to the rodeos,” she said. “We offer an affordable day of horse-related games including barrels, poles, key and a surprise event that the whole family may partake in a relaxed atmosphere.”

The annual Bits n Spurs Gymkhanas depend on sponsorships and grants from the Grand Foundation and Lions Club as well as the generosity of local citizens.

The 2008 schedule for the Bits n Spurs Gymkhanas are Saturdays June 7 and 21; July 12, 19 and 26; and Aug. 16 and 23. Starting time for all of the Saturday gymkhanas is 10 a.m.

Entry fees are $2 per class. Family membership is $15 and a single membership is $10 for the year.

“We give away high-point trophies and prizes at every show,” Schultz said. “Our year-end awards are in October.”

Call Audrey Schultz at (970) 887-0302 for more information.

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