Rodeo rides in

Little Britches Rodeo take to the Armstrong fairgrounds ring from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday

Some of the province’s best, and youngest, buckaroos are getting saddled up for the Little Britches Rodeo in Armstrong this weekend.

“Next to Merritt, it’s the second biggest (Little Britches Rodeo) in B.C.,” said Skye Hamming, North Okanagan organizer.

Riders take to the Armstrong fairgrounds ring from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Kids nine and under saddle up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the 10 to 14 year-olds ride in the afternoon.

“There’s barrel racing, pole bending, goat tail tying and steer riding,” said Hamming. “And it’s free to the public.”

More than 100 kids are competing in the event.

“We have quite a few local competitors but we also have competitors coming from all over B.C.”