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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Boots and Saddles Rodeo

Young riders go solo for first time


Pierre Bibbs

Riding barrels by himself for the first time in his young career, five-year-old Traxton Simanton of Whitewater looks back at his mother Carli Simanton (not pictured) for directions. Photo by Pierre Bibbs.

The 2018 season for the Phillips County Saddle Club's Boots and Saddles Rodeo kicked off last Saturday, June 16, at the Milk River Pavilion in Malta.

"So far, so good," said Paul Warren, President of the Phillips County Saddle Club. "There hasn't been any hitches so far."

The event was originally supposed to be a Trafton Park, but because of the high probability of rain, the club decided to move the event inside.

With a new season, comes a few new, young riders that are eager to show their ability to demonstrate their horsemanship and just have fun.

One of those riders was five-year-old Tra...

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