Silversmith Richard Tenisch and Don Pearse

Top Hand award goes to Gang Ranch cowboy

Historic Hat Creek Ranch's fourth annual Ranch Rodeo awards

Eleven teams competed in the 4th annual Historic Hat Creek Ranch’s Ranch Rodeo on July 9-10.

The teams competed in several events, from cutting horse to a saddle race to win the Top Hand belt buckle

1st: PZ Ranch

2nd: Nicola Ranch

3rd: Weekend Warriors/Douglas Lake – Portland.

Working Ranch Horse: Tim Thomas, Chilco Ranch.

Top Hand: Paul LeBlanc, Gang Ranch.

The teams competing this year were:

Douglas Lake Ranch – Chapperon Division (Douglas Lake): Cameron Jacobs, Thomas Linford and Cory Nottingham.

Chilco Ranch (Hanceville): Tim Thomas, Pat Jasper and Crystal Grier.

Nicola Ranch (Merritt): Mark Elliott, Josh Klassen and Mike McCormick.

Coldstream Ranch (Coldstream): Nick Bapty, Pascal Olivier and Josh Friesen.

Douglas Lake Ranch – Portland Division (Douglas Lake): Jesey Hickling, Steve Brewer and Greg Graham.

Gang Ranch A (Gang Ranch): Wacey Marr, Ross Gardner and Larry Ramstad.

Gang Ranch B: Curtis Smith, Paul LeBlanc and Richard Pegg.

Wineglass Ranch (Riske Creek): Keely Durrell, Ian Durrell and David Maurice.

PZ Ranch (Cache Creek): Keith Zabotel, Archie Williams and Leroy Antoine.

Weekend Warriors (Bonaparte): Travis Antoine, Jonah Antoine and Cash Isnardy.

Isnardy Cattle Co. (Bonaparte): Joel Isnardy, Riley Isnardy and BJ Isnardy.

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