Lowgap, NC.

   The first rodeo of the 2013 National Barrel Horse Association season was held in North Carolina. It was a sunny day (my nose got sunburned). It was a combined rodeo, so a local North Carolina district was also running. In all, there were 96 riders in the Open Division. This class is open to everyone, any age.  Ashley, the rider I'm following this season, placed 3rd in the 3rd Division.