The Wrangler Horse and Rodeo News

10-05-21 TW Digital

The WRANGLER Horse and Rodeo News is an equine and rodeo publication with circulation in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, Utah and Idaho.

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2 The WRANGLER, Horse and Rodeo News • October 5-19, 2021 Wri en by Hope Raley The Fizz Bomb Classic is a race with a deep history. Established in 1982, the Fizz Bomb has been a premier event in Gille e, Wyoming for 40 years. Barrel racers from all over have flocked to the small Wyoming community to try their chance with Lady Luck and the cloverleaf pa ern. Every year the Cam Plex Event Facility opens their doors to barrel racers and by the first day of the event the parking lot is packed full of rigs from all over the country. This years Fizz Bomb Classic was loaded with incen ves and added money. Hallie Hanssen and Ms French Wallawalla pocketed $42,141 for their fantas c efforts while in Gille e, winning the average in the futurity, the Saturday open, and a load of incen ve money from the $55,000 added Blue Collar Breeders Futurity and Open sidepots and the $50,000 guaranteed Future Fortunes Open. In addi on, Hanssen and the talented mare were also named Future Fortunes Super Tour Champions earning them another $3,000 included in that grand total of $42,141, which also includes sire and breeder money earned by Hanssen and "Walla". "Walla" is by the late The Kandyman and out of futurity money earner Fizz Bomb and Wendy Larsen Recap Fizz Bomb and Wendy Larsen Recap French Streakin Izzy, who is by A Streak A Fling and out of PC Frenchmans Flirt, a full sister to Frenchmans Guy. WENDY LARSEN MEMORIAL The 7 th Annual Wendy Larsen Memorial was held in conjunc on with the 40 th Annual Fizz Bomb Classic, and like every year since its incep on, senior barrel racers from all over invaded the Cam Plex Event Center to honor the event's namesake. Wendy Larsen was a friend to everyone and loved barrel racing, loved the Fizz Bomb and loved having fun. The event is open to racers fi y years young and older. Produced by Larsen's long me friends Jane McGinley and Eva Edwards, the event is a way to not only honor the kind of person Larsen was, but to remind barrel racers to enjoy life, enjoy their shared passion, and always, always have fun. This year's Wendy Larsen Memorial was packed with HALLIE HANSSEN AND MS FRENCH WALLAWALLA incredible horses and jockeys and the compe on was fierce. In the first round it was Colorado barrel racer Kim Schulze that took top honors and on Sunday it was Oklahoma veteran futurity trainers Mark Bugni that lit the leaderboard up. As always, fun was had by all and a wonderful woman that was lost too soon was honored and remembered.

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