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By Spring Krogue
Classic Barrel Racing

CERES, CA – What better way to kick off the new year than with a barrel race! More than 150 contestants competed at Diamond Bar Arena Dec. 30-31 at a barrel race by Classic Barrel Racing. The Open race had $1,000 added daily, thanks to Diamond Bar Arena and Classic Barrel Racing.

Saturday morning started with exhibition/time only runs and the fog was heavy…at one point you couldn’t see the barrels in the arena. When it was time for the open race the fog cleared and Shane Parson and his crew had the ground in tip top shape.

Saturday’s race had 138 Open contestants, the fast time of the day was Pam Scheer on Lucky Fame, who ran a 17.473 to win a check for $509. We met up with Pam to discuss her runs. She said on Saturday, Lucky Fame, who she calls Patrick, took the lead with or without her…he was on fire and she felt like a flea on his back. They placed 5th on Sunday, Pam said he is a great average horse. She calls him Patrick because he was born on St. Patrick’s Day. Pam mentioned that Patrick has tons of quirks, which makes him fun. She has owned him for two years, prior to that she leased him in 2012 and was heartbroken when she lost the lease. It was 4 years until she got him back. Her husband, Bryan, started him as a 2 year old so they have been acquainted for a long time. When asked who she would love to travel with, Pam said, “my husband, Bryan, he is my best friend.”

Sunday the sun was shining, and the contestants were out in full force. There were 111 in the open, the fast time for Sunday was set by Samantha Dewhurst riding Herbie Rides Again, they ran a 17.599 winning $475. We asked Samantha about her run and she said it started off by her tipping the first barrel but it stayed up, she said things went well after that. She admitted she was shocked when they announced her time.Her horse’s nickname is Marlo and sometimes she calls her “the princess” and she loves cookies. Both Samantha and her horse were born in 2005, her horse was trained by her mom, Shella Dewhurst. When asked if Samantha could travel the road with anyone, the answer was Charmayne James. Samantha attended a clinic of hers and learned a lot. Samantha’s greatest accomplishment so far is winning this race in Ceres, and her future plans are to attend some CCPRA rodeos, the Sherry Cervi Youth Championships as well as many Classic Barrel Racing events. Samantha decided to donate some of the money she won to a Cat Rescue in Santa Rosa that is focused on finding the fire victims’ cats in that area.

The average was tough, with just hundredths of a second separating the placings. First through third in the average were awarded awesome Classic Equine boots, thanks to Diamond Bar Arena and Classic Barrel Racing. 

We have a full schedule of races ahead for the year in Lincoln, Woodland and Ceres, be sure to check out ClassicBarrelRacing.com for the schedule. 

Results follow with place, rider, horse, time and money won rounded down to the nearest dollar.

Saturday Open

1D: 1. Pamela Scheer, Lucky Fame, 17.473, $509. 2. Shelley Holman, Red Hot N Burnin, 17.624, $428. 3. Kathy Petska, Bet On This Lion, 17.639, $366. 4. Mary Jo Camera, Marshall, 17.757, $285. 5. Rachel Dice, Tivitos At The Gogo Bar, 17.805, $203. 6. Leah Baize, Nicks Star Player, 17.859, $142. 7. Cheyenne Hattesen, Let’s Play Rodeo, 17.953, $101.

2D: 1. Jenny Sherbo, Ravishingroanoftexas, 17.980, $458. 2. Samantha Dewhurst, Herbie Rides Again, 18.020, $385. 3. Aimee Barragan, GL Jets Frostedpeach, 18.029, $330. 4. Jordyn Haile, Miss Holey Terror, 18.060, $256. 5. Regan Davis, Coats Streakin Cash, 18.065, $183. 6. Kayla Dami, ColorMeLikeABully, 18.119, $128. 7. Ellie Bonilla, GoReneJet, 18.142, $91.

3D: 1. Krista Williams, El Cachorro, 18.474, $390. 2. Renee Ryckebosch, Short Go To Fame, 18.490, $328. 3. Shelly Pelowski, Chance, 18.495, $281. 4. Shelley Holman, Cody The Count, 18.497, $218. 5. Tiffany Richter, Lollypop, 18.529, $156. 6. Kelsey Collins, Shortys Catty Lynx, 18.532, $109. 7. Shella Dew­hurst, This Journeys A Gift, 18.543, $78.

4D: 1. Regan Davis, Lottolicious, 19.492, $339. 2. Emily Short, Glimmer N Glamour, 19.504, $285. 3. Christine Mason, Spice Cooper, 19.513, $244. 4. Matie Cordoza, Sterling, 19.550, $190. 5. Lacey Robinson, Rockin Witha Corona, 19.707, $135. 6. Bailey Donahoo, Doubles Shot Of Shiner, 19.745, $95. 7. Caylee Graves, Daisey, 19.787, $67.

Sunday Open

1D: 1. Samantha Dewhurst, Herbie Rides Again, 17.599, $475. 2. Kathy Petska, Bet On This Lion, 17.646, $407. 3. Bryan Scheer, Liddle Judge, 17.648, $322. 4. Kayla Dami, ColorMeLikeABully, 17.671, $237. 5. Pamela Scheer, Lucky Fame, 17.695, $152. 6. Cheyenne Hattesen, Fairlea’s Star Date, 17.804, $101.

2D: 1. Miranda Castro, Kiamichis Queen, 18.131, $428. 2. Aimee Barragan, GL Jets Frostedpeach, 18.178, $366. 3. Brianna Wright, JR Chicka, 18.278, $290. 4. Shelley Holman, Im A Sassy Fling, 18.283, $214. 5. Corley Raper, Silver, 18.319, $137. 6. Katie McCaslan, Ninja, 18.327, $91.

3D: 1. Nikki Neal, Real Ginuwine, 18.604, $364. 2. Brianna Sharp, Cool Zanolina, 18.617, $312. 3. Megan Ehlers, Johnny Is Quick, 18.697, $247. 4. Emily Short, Quays N Layla 18.702, $182. 5. Danielle Klessens, Diggers Flashing Zip, 18.723, $117. 6. Corley Raper, Gracin, 18.735, $78.

4D: 1. Jenny Sherbo, Gone Wrong, 19.608, $317. 2. Rayma Castro, Rays Vaca Muchacha, 19.610, $271. 3. Corianne Sartor, Ringo, 19.612, $215. 4. Kamrynn Bonsell, Cash That Hot Sanchex, 19.628, $158. 5. Kay Crook, Semi Autumnmatic, 19.633, $101. 6. Kayli Sciacca, Daydream Of Fame, 19.717, $67.

AVERAGE

1D: 1. Pamela Scheer, Lucky Fame, 35.168, $178. 2. Kathy Petska, Bet On This Lion, 35.285, $136. 3. Samantha Dew­hurst, Herbie Rides Again, 35.619, $99. 

2D: 1. Aimee Barragan, GL Jets Frostedpeach, 36.207, $160. 2. Krista Williams, El Cachorro, 36.461, $123. 3. Lynsey Machado, A Royal High Kelly.

3D: 1. Lynn Green, LBS Smokin Corona, 37.227, $136. 2. Shelly Pelowski, Chance, 37.266, $104. 3. Miranda Castro, Kiamichis Queen, 37.363, $76.

4D: 1. Regan Davis, Lottolicious, 39.211, $118. 2. Kay Crook, Semi Autumnmatic, 39.502, $91. 3. Kylie Miller, Ms Pocos Peppy Lepew, 39.710, $66.

Youth Saturday

1D: 1. Samantha Dewhurst, Herbie Rides Again, 18.020, $123. 2. Jordyn Haile, Miss Holey Terror, 18.060, $94. 3. Regan Davis, Coats Streakin Cash, 18.065, $68.

2D: 1. Corley Raper, Silver, 18.579, $111. 2. Megan Sharp, Champs Classy Dash, 18.610, $85. 3. Mallory Coit, Bean, 18.616, $62.

3D: 1. Amber McGuire, Lil Whiskey, 19.318, $94. 2. Kiah Betschart, Bucky, 19.330, $72. 3. Kaylie Sciacca, Daydream Of Fame, 19.347, $52.

4D: 1. Corianne Sartor, Breeze, 20.339, $82. 2. Oakley Johnson, Starmayne, 20.659, $63. 3. Madilynn Gliege, Dunmore In Blue Jeans, 20.706, $45.

Youth Sunday

1D: 1. Samantha Dewhurst, Herbie Rides Again, 17.599, $114. 2. Kayla Dami, ColorMeLikeABully, 17.671, $87. 3. Ellie Bonilla, GoReneJet, 18.017, $63.

2D: 1. Corley Raper, Silver, 18.319, $102. 2. Megan Sharp, Champs Classy Dash, 18.530, $78. 3. Madilynn Gliege, CJ’s Rocky Creek, 18.543, $57.

3D: 1. Brianna Sharp, Cool Zanolina, 18.617, $87. 2. Corley Raper, Gracin, 18.735, $67. 3. Mac Basso, The Flying Dutchman, 18.761, $48.

4D: 1. Kamrynn Bonsell, Cash That Hot Sanchex, 19.628, $76. 2. Kayli Sciacca, Dayream Of Fame, 19.717, $58. 3. Regan Davis, Lottolicious, 19.719, $42.

Sunday Novice

1D: 1. Kinsey Archer, Wanna Be A Rock Star, 18.189, $215.

3D: 1. Heather Heather, Lola, 19.550, $99. 2. Shelley Holman, Brody, 19.809, $66.

4D: 1. Corianne Sartor, Ringo, 20.530, $72. 2. Becka Savery, Chief, 21.233, $48.


Pamela Scheer on “Lucky Fame” won the 1D on Saturday as well as the 1D average. – Capture Photography