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Local riders stood out over the weekend when the Eastern Montana Horse Show circuit returned to Baker for a two-day competition at the Fallon County Fairgrounds.

Kennedy Lyson of Baker emerged as the High Point winner for the weekend, also taking the Youth All-Around title.

She started off the weekend Saturday with a win in the Showmanship event.

In the other all-around competitions, Jeannine Losing of Baker won the Pee Wee division, while Nicole Njos of Rhame won the Ranch title.

Miles City had a couple of All-Around winners, with Alaine Stablen winning the Mini and sharing the Yearling title with Sandy Lee, also of Miles City.

Glendive riders had a strong outing with Stephanie Hove winning the Walk/Trot Horsemanship All-Around, Ann McRae winning the Senior All-Around and Cara Voss taking the Junior Horsemanship All-Around.

According to officials, it was the first time Baker held an EMHS circuit event in five years and still drew more than 300 entries.

The two-day competition closed out with the speed events Sunday afternoon, where Ian Njos of Rhame tied with Losing of Baker for the Pee Wee title, while Glendive’s Cassidy Rae and Jordan Hove won the Youth and Novice titles, respectively.

Brenda Kartevold of Wibaux won the Adult Speed event at the end of Sunday’s competition.


The ninth annual Njos Family Ranch Day will be held Sept. 12 at the ranch approximately 13 miles south of Rhame.

Sign ups will start at 10 a.m., with events starting at 11 a.m.

Among the divisions planned are Buckaroo (3 to 7 years), Cowpoke (8 to 12 years), Wrangler (13 to 23), Outlaw (24 to 35) and Longhorn (36 plus years).

Entrants can preregister on Facebook.


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