Rodeo state champion rides to national competition in Wyoming

After Fallon Arave was named the California High School Rodeo State Pole Bending Champion in Bishop Saturday, June 18, she began preparing for the 2022 National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming.“I will be competing with the top four pole benders from every state, also including Mexico, Canada and Australia for the National Pole Bending Champion title,” she said.The weeklong rodeo competition is July 17-23, and Fallon and her mother, Sandy, will be driving there with her horse partner, Nip. All NHSFR contestants must be checked in by Saturday, July 16.“It obviously takes longer to get where you are going when you are pulling a horse trailer,” the Hemet resident said. “We have to stop along the way to let him walk and water him. We will drive halfway the first day, w
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