Rodeo fundraiser cancelled

The Horse Survivor Challenge fundraiser for the Summerland Rodeo Grounds will not go ahead this year as there were too few volunteers.

The Horse Survivor Challenge fundraiser for the Summerland Rodeo Grounds will not go ahead this year as there were too few volunteers.

“If we would have had a volunteer base of about 20, it would have been wonderful,” said Gwen Shaw, organizer of the event. Instead of 20 people, only 10 were involved and some of those had personal commitments which kept them from being able to organize the event.

The challenge was first held a year ago. It was modeled after the Survivor reality television shows.

Instead of a competition, the challenge was set up as theatre on horseback. The story is of an elite equestrian team, shipwrecked on an island en route to an international competition. On the island, the riders had to compete in numerous tests of skill.

The event was to be managed by the Summerland Rodeo Grounds Equine Development Committee.

Shaw said the organization will continue to focus on horse shows, but a fundraising event is also needed. She said the horse challenge will return next year.

 

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