Lions gymkhana held despite blistering temperatures

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A rider waves to the judges as her mount works the barrels at the Lions Club of Anza Valley gymkhana Saturday, Sept. 3. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The Lions Club of Anza Valley held its monthly gymkhana Saturday, Sept. 3. Despite triple-digit temperatures, the event was a success, attracting a good showing of riders, both young and old. The games began later in the afternoon as it started to cool, and both horses and riders fared well. The equestrians competed in a variety of entertaining horse and rider events and games, including Leadline, Keyhole, Pole Bending and Barrel Racing.Traditional gymkhana hot dogs, burgers and snacks, plus water and sodas were available for purchase. The games were announced by Lion Pebbles Bartlett-Lewis, with Lion Jaye Isbell assisting.Lions club members made sure all guests and their mounts were well-h
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