Horses, fun, and family; the Western way, since 1969
2016 Annual Awards Banquet
The Awards Banquet for 2016 is a wrap! Award winners and their families enjoyed the many scrumptious banquet dishes, winning fun door prizes and celebrating the accomplishments of our special FRRC family. (Some nice pictures are on our Facebook page.)
The annual Kit Eastlake Memorial Award (by club vote) went to:
Sam's name has been added to the plaque on the travelling trophy. This award is given to the clubmember who goes the extra mile(s) for our club and has the most impact on our club's year.
Our new 2017 FRRC Queen and her court were crowned by last year's royalty, Queen Miss Courtney Dustrude and Princess Miss Naomie Bench. Freshly sashed and crowned, they are ready to represent our club at our events, as well as parades and other activities.
Queen Miss Shania Shaw
Princess Miss Brooke Soltwedel Queen Attendant Miss Summer Aitchison Princess Attendant Miss Morgan Byerly
Speed Points gave out awards for their Youth, 1D, 2D, 3D, 4D, and 5D for Poles, Barrels, and Speed Pattern. Personalized pullover FRRC sweatshirts, horn bags with water bottles, shedding groomers, leather hole punches and horse print gear bags were given to the top three places in each event, in each division. The youth riders who placed in the top three in their division won horse themed items: pillows, blankets, folding chairs, sticker books, pencils, and a horse encyclopedia.
Gymkhana gave awards that sparkled, with belt buckles as well as show blankets with FRRC leather corners, FRRC halters and lead ropes,FRRC saddle bags, and FRRC garment bags. They gave awards to the top three of all age groups from leadliners to ages 50 and over.
Those who rode and helped with the Obstacles classes received FRRC 2016 breast collars.
Annual awards are traditionally given to our club officers. This year's awards were: for the President, Sparky Eastlake, a president belt buckle. For Vice-president Lucky Ekberg, a rear cinch buckle. For Secretary Sheryl Dustrude, a FRRC jacket. For Treasurer Jo Soltwedel, a gift certificate.
Customized worker's awards went out to over twenty FRRC members for their assistance "over and above" with dedication to keeping the club events running and doing the work that needs done.