The dust has settled, the season's curtain has fallen and the champions of the Mogollon Montoneras Gymkhanas have been crowned.
Each Saturday over the course of the past six months, the competitors gathered at the Payson Event Center to test their riding skills in three gymkhana events.
"We had barrels, poles and one funny event," Mogollon Montoneras President Megan Ward said. "We had a pretty good turnout -- about 75 contestants."
The monthly "funny events" are unique challenges that differ with each gymkhana.They can include events like "hurry scurry" or "rescue race."
For Ward, who has been competing in gymkhanas for about 20 years and whose mother was a Montoneras before her, the real thrill in the competition is watching the riders improve.
"It's really neat to see them when they first come in and how much they progress," she said.
At the conclusion of the campaign last week, Ward and the Montoneras organization presented the five age-group champions with saddles. Second-place finishers were awarded buckles and those who took third received headstalls. Fourth-place finishers were awarded horse blankets and those in fifth picked up spurs. Boot bags were doled out to those in sixth place.
The age-group champions included Chelsie Stodghill (7 to 9-years), Candace Bullard (10 to 13), Jordynn Runzo (14 to 17), Chancy Brown (18 to 30) and Lori Brown (31-years-and-over).
The champion of the 6-years-and-under age group, Bryce Stodghill, received a buckle.
The really young set, known as "Leadliners" in gymkhana lingo, all received a halter and lead road.
Leadliners, or those on top of a horse usually led through the events by a parent or other adult, included Daylen Brown, Emily Daniels, Addie Parker, Bryndee Hall, Mercedes Miranda and Tate Parker.
Other age group finishers:
2nd: Emma Randall
3rd: Taylor Randall
4th: Cierra Tidwell
2nd: Amber Marshall
3rd: Skye McNeeley
4th: Bailey Randall
5th: Cydney Figueroa
6th: Whitney Matthews
2nd: Jessie Alhandy
3rd: Sami Novak
4th: Tiffany Klemstine
5th: Annie Klemstine
2nd: Shelbi Parker
3rd: Lindi Parker
4th: Riley Miller
5th: Jessie Brown
6th: Melissa Daniels
31 & Over
2nd: Melanie McNeeley
3rd: Peggy Randall
3rd (tied): DeeDee Stodghill
5th: Margaret Parker
6th: Paula Waterman
6 & Under
1st place: Buckle - Bryce Stodghill
2nd place: Headstall - Brooks Randall
3rd place: Blanket - Ali Tenney
4th place: Breast Collar - Brylee Hall
5th place: Spurs - Kara Ward
6th place: Boot Bag - Cassidy Tidwell