Junior Riding Club

The Bit & Spur Riding Club continues to provide activities for all  ages. A few of the Jr. Club events include Western Pleasure, Bareback Pleasure, the Egg Race, the Stake Race, the Flag Race, Barrel Racing, and Pole Bending. Club members also put on team penning twice a week, open to all  riders of all ages and abilities. The club supports the Tooele High  School Rodeo Association and provides donations to several local charity  organizations.

Sam Anderson and Codi Nohr are the Bit n' Spur Junior Leaders. This year some of the activities that the riders will do are:

  • End of March is the Junior riders' "Meet n' Greet" which is when sign-ups for the 2020 program begins.  Sam and Codi give activity updates and schedules for the horse shows.
  • Practices start the first week of April (either a Tuesday or Thursday whichever comes first that same week) and then each Tuesday and Thursday after that.  Start time for each practice is 6:00 pm.
  • Sometime in May, they will hold a "Club Show" ;  competition between our kids in the 3 age groups:  6 - 8, 9-12 and 13 - 15.  15 and older are eligible to ride with the adult riding club. From there, the kids are placed on a team (5 per team) and from there they participate in the District 1 Junior Riding Club competition. (District 1 is made up of kids from Tooele (Bit n' Spur), Grantsville (Standbury Riders), Riverton (Rough Riders) Magna (Cooper Ridge Riders) and Tooele (Rowdy Riders).


Contact Junior Director, Sam Anderson at (435) 841-9834 for questions or membership information. It is best to text her as she works during the day. 

Jr. Royalty

Jr. Contestants

The 2019 winners are:  (refer to picture below)

  • Rodeo Princess:  Shaylee Brown
  • 1st Attendant:      Maya Jackson
  • Jr. Rodeo Princess: Makenna Martin
  • Jr. 1st Attendant:    Elizabeth Brown

The eleven Princess Contestants are:  (refer to picture below)

Back row, left to right: 2018 Rodeo Princess Alexys Jones, Maya Jackson, Shaylee Brown, Sidney Bateman, Kira Kagle,

Bottom row, left to right:  Elizabeth Brown,Makenna Martin, Syli Lucas, Jerzi Bateman, Rainy Champneys and Shai Martin.

The girls were judged on horsemanship which included completing a reining pattern. Then the contest moved inside the Bit n' Spur clubhouse where each girl was judged on poise, personality and stage presence based on a speech written and presented by each contestant.  (I'm in the process of finding out what the topic for the speech was and I'll let you know as soon as I find out).

We are so grateful to Heiden Orthopedics for supporting the Rodeo Princess competition and we are looking forward to the next phase - the July 3rd and 4th Bit n' Spur Rodeo.  We will have Rodeo tickets available this next week and either Jim or I will deliver them to your business address.