By: Josh Beavers
Several Lakeside students earned recognition this weekend during the Ringgold Riding Club banquet held Saturday night.
Lauren Williamson, Gemi Robinson, Sydney Robinson, Meredith Robinson, Clara Robinson, Alyssa Culpepper and Daisy Brunson earned multiple awards for barrels, poles, goat tying, flag racing, breakaway roping and others.
Alyssa Culpepper earned awards in several categories listed above as well as all around champion in the saddle competition for her age group. Age groups vary from 0-6 to 20 years and over.
Rodeo is a competitive equestrian sport that arose out of the working practices of cattle herding in Spain and Mexico, expanding throughout the Americas and to other nations. It was based on the skills required of the working vaqueros and later, cowboys, in what today is the western United States, western Canada, and northern Mexico. Today, it is a sporting event that involves horses and other livestock, designed to test the skill and speed of the cowboys and cowgirls.
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