Winners of the #5.5 roping were Carl Daniel and Danny Mullins. Ryan Fowler of Skyline Silversmiths, Gus Rodriguez Jr. of Cactus Saddlery, and ACTRA President Bob Blair present their saddles. – Off The Beaten Path Photography
By Mike Sweeney
California ACTRA Secretary
TURLOCK, CALIF. – You’ve heard the old saying, “It can’t get any better than this!” Well, every year things have been getting better for the ACTRA Chapter Finals. The team counts were up, especially in the #7, #5.5 and the #4 and #3.
The awards were outstanding. Cactus Saddlery, Skyline Silversmiths, Professional’s Choice, Cactus and Fast Back Ropes, Weaver Leather and Wrangler do their best to make the California Finals special.
Ashley Robertson and Bondalina Bar Flit, 3D Average winners. (Dally A Star Photography)
CLEMENTS, CALIF. – Once again, the Clements Buckaroos welcomed barrel racers from all over California and Nevada to the 2015 Wine Country Classic held October 17-18, presented by Reeve Trucking & Les Schwab. The first Wine Country Classic was produced by the Clements Buckaroos in 1999, and after some changes in management it was resurrected by the Clements Buckaroos in 2013. The Clements Buckaroos are proud to offer a great facility with plenty of parking, excellent ground and a fun atmosphere for barrel racers to come enjoy the weekend in Clements. The Wine Country Classic is the finale to the Club’s monthly Tuesday night barrel races that began in May. Added this year was a Members Only Side-Pot, $200 Added Each Day for Clements Buckaroo members and Exhibitions on the markers for Futurity horses.