Anza Lions Club’s 1st 2020 gymkhana trots off to a great start

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Kiera Fith, 12, shows off her mother’s horse Honey’s newest saddle decorations and fancy bridle before the Anza Lions Club gymkhana event. She rode Honey in all the day’s events. Anza Valley Outlook/Tony Ault photo
Anza’s gymkhana riders, large and small, young and old, and their horses were excited and more than ready to compete for the prized silver buckles at the Anza Lions Club first seasonal gymkhana Saturday, June 6, at the Lions’ Minor Horse Arena. The 33 riders and their horses did their best to get the fastest times in the traditional gymkhana keyhole, pole and barrel race contests to win points toward the end of the season prizes with the silver buckles going to the best riders in each category. Some points earned at the Lions’ gymkhanas may be used by the riders in the regional competition, many of which had to be canceled earlier this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Lions gymkhanas are open in all age divisions including lead line, under 1; Pee Wee, ages 1-7; interme
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