Lions Play Day Gymkhana welcomes equestrians

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Brittney King slides her mount around a barrel during the barrel races at the Lions Play Day Gymkhana Saturday, April 30. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The Lions Club of Anza Valley held its first gymkhana of the year Saturday, April 30. The long-anticipated event by the new Lions Club was a rousing success, attracting both local equestrian talent and competitors from surrounding areas. Old-time cowboys and cowgirls returned to the Lions Arena after a long sabbatical to reignite their passion for horse sports and games. Up-and-coming riders competed alongside seasoned experts in an atmosphere of camaraderie and fun.Thirty-one riders competed in a variety of entertaining events and games. Traditional gymkhana hotdogs, plus water and sodas were available for purchase.Events included Keyhole, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing and a Ribbon Race.Winners are
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