Are you an adrenaline junkie with a craving for high speed action and raw horsepower?
Then you might find what you're looking for Saturday at the Thunderbird Show Park.
The B.C. Ranch Cutting Horse Association is a grassroots club, based in the Fraser Valley, that promotes the sport of cutting.
In yesteryear when a cowboy and his trusty "four-legged ATV" needed to doctor a cow out on the lone prairie, the horse and rider had to "cut" the animal out of the herd.
Over the years the sport developed as way for ranchers and cowhands to show off their expertise and earn bragging rights for their cow-savvy horses.
These days you don't need a spread like the Ponderosa to participate, just a horse that is a willing partner and a desire to have a lot of fun.
The Oct. 27 competition is the BC Ranch Cutting Horse Association's last show of the season.
The day's activities will kick off at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day.
Feature classes include the open, non-pro and $10,000 novice classes in which more than $1,500 in added prize money is being offered.
The afternoon will include a real crowd-pleaser, the Bridleless Invitational.
Organizers will be auctioning off the bridleless contestants, with the proceeds going to B.C. Children's Hospital.
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