Youngsters seize the reins for summer rodeo action

Lindsey Wyllie's tank is just about empty as he digs hard for the finish line, leading daughter Reitta's horse during the pole bending competition at the G Lazy 6 Playdays Rodeo in Dayville on Saturday. More photos are available in the <a href=

DAYVILLE - Approximately 30 kids from Grant County, youths ranging in age from 2 through high-school age, were on hand for the second of four G Lazy 6 Playday Rodeos at the Gibb Gregg ranch on Saturday, July 12.

Spokesperson for the group, Babette Larson, said the events were started last year in lieu of Pee Wee Rodeo.

"A lot of kids from this area want to come out and have fun, but don't want to travel a long way," she said. "This way, the kids and their parents can get together at Gibb Gregg's place and compete, without having to drive down to Redmond or some other place to do it."

The youthful competitors participated in events ranging from barrel racing, pole bending and scurry, which involves jumping a low gate and making a turn around a stationary barrel. The group was divided into junior and senior classes.

The next playday is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, and the final event will be held Saturday, Sept. 13.

For more information about the playdays, call (541) 987-2180.

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