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Vanessa Rides to Victory

Vanessa Barry showing how it’s done in the Tilpa Barrel Races Photo Supplied

Bourke’s Vanessa Barry may be just in her early teens, but she is a veteran on horseback.

Vanessa has been riding since she was born, competing from the age of four and at just 13 years of age is one of the most successful camp draft riders in the region.

She has won an incredible 110 ribbons so far this year in events including Barrel, Bending, Flag, Keyhole, Apple in the Bucket and Flat races. For the past two years, Vanessa has also added the commanding skill of steer riding to her kit bag.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald

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