A band of six young equestrians, who usually can be found each Wednesday evening riding in the Turn and Burn series at Payson Event Center, showcased their skills last week at the Queen Creek Junior Rodeo.
Participating were Bailey Sylvester, Hannah Joe Tomerlin, Emily Daniels, Makiah Taylor, Bryndee Hall and Brylee Hall.
Brylee Hall, 10, earned a third-place finish in the junior girls division all-around competition.
The Frontier Elementary School student was third in barrel racing, second in pole bending, tied for third in ribbon roping and was the junior girls goat-tying champion.
Her awards included custom trophy stirrups, trophy headstall, silver spurs and a custom buckle.
Bryndee Hall, 8, competed in the junior girls category and was awarded a buckle for her seventh-place finish in the all-around point standing.
Bryndee, also an FES student, competed in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying and breakaway and ribbon roping.
Tomerlin, Daniels, Sylvester and Taylor were awarded special certificates for their outstanding participation.
The Payson children are local 4-H and Arizona Junior Rodeo Association members.
Next up for the group will be the AJRA finals to be held in August at the Apache Gold Casino area in San Carlos.