On the Pegs - August 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 8 - August 2022 - Page 100

The Rising Stars Montana Silent Auction took place after the day ’ s riding ended . Rising Stars Montana is a fund dedicated to the future development of up-and-coming youth riders in Montana . One of those promising up-and-comers , 11-year-old Bennett Hebner , took the lead in Intermediate Class by 4 marks over his father Bob 41 to 45 at the day ’ s end .
A question an answer session with Bernie Schreiber then took place before The Rising Stars Montana fund raising check of $ 2,940 was presented in order to give a helping hand to the youth riders of Montana in reaching their full potential .
Afterwards , landowners Keith and Heather Fortin were presented with everyone ’ s gratitude for their continued commitment in helping grow the sport in the state of Montana . The evening ended with the Under the Montana Stars bonfire .
Day two began with rider sign-in at 8:00 AM sharp followed by once again the section scorer and gift bag distribution , thanking those who have the not-so-easy but rewarding job as an observer . Shortly before the riders meeting all riders were required to be in the paddock area looking up towards the sky for the Big W aerial drone photo , another detail making this event so special .