North Dakota: Mandan Saddle Club presents awards, elects leaders
The Mandan Horse and Saddle Club honored member contestants for 2022 season achievements at a celebration held Jan. 28 at the Mandan Eagles Club.
Nora Vesey, Bismarck, and Briar Ross, Baldwin, received the Becky Fisher Memorial Traveling Trophy. They tied for earning the most points in timed and game events.
Presley Fettig, Bismarck, was honored with the Buddy Kahl Memorial Traveling “Beginner Persistent Rider” Trophy. The trophy is presented to the beginner contestant who earns the most points during the season, yet who did not win an all-around award at a rodeo.
The club honored Ron Mosset, Bismarck, with a traveling Dedication Award for volunteerism as arena director from 2020 through present.
The club presented jackets to first-year competitors in high school rodeo and new members competing in high school rodeo: Kia Rohde, Halliday; Aeriel Schaaf and Bella Schaaf, Glen Ullin; Ella Scott, Richardton; Emma Vesey, Bismarck.
Members also elected directors for the 2023 season as follows: President, Ellen Huber, Mandan; Past President, Ida Erickson, Bismarck; Vice President, Shelby Arendt, Mandan; Arena Co-Directors, Ron Mosset, Bismarck, and Shawn Mosset, Hazen; Secretary, Megan Fettig, Bismarck; Treasurer, Ashley Ross, Bismarck; Directors-At-Large, Chad Kahl, Mandan; Bailey King, Solen; Kerry Mosset, Bismarck; Annette Rohde, Halliday; and Callie Schiermeister, Mandan; and Youth Directors, Rylyn Arndorfer, Baldwin; Liliana Kahl, Mandan; and Kia Rohde, Halliday. Laiken Aune, Bismarck, will represent the Mandan Rodeo Days Organization.
Stay tuned to the club’s website mandanhorseandsaddle.com or Facebook @MandanHorseSaddleClub for the 2023 activity schedule.
–Mandan Saddle Club