Former Hesperia Wranglers Queen, Harmony Latham is competing for the title of Banning Stagecoach Days Rodeo Queen. The competition kicks off at 5 p.m. Aug. 1 with interviews and speeches. Horsemanship is the following day at 4 p.m. Coronation will be Aug. 16 during the Rodeo Dance in Banning. Harmony is selling raffle tickets for $1 each. The grand prize is winner’s choice of $500 or an iPad. You can get tickets for the rodeo from Harmony also, $10 each per person. For more information, email or toniispony@
Wranglers post June, July winners
Here are the high-point winners for Hesperia Wranglers’ June gymkhana.
Lead Line — Kameryn Gibson. Special Champs — Natalie Volkmann. Lil Wranglers — Faith Scott. Youth Novice — Kayla Cameron. Adult Novice — Janet Riley. Age 12 and under — Kylie Blackmore; 13 through 17 — Laci Henry; 18 through 39 — Jennifer Barnes. 40 and over — Carol Cronk.
July show high point winners were Lead Line — Kaylin Williams. Lil Wranglers — Faith Scott. Youth Novice — Sarah Ennis. Adult Novice — Janet Riley. Age 12 and under — Kylie Blackmore; 13 through 17 — Laci Henry and Lauren Lightcap; 18 through 39 — Jennifer Barnes; 40 and over — Carol Cronk and Michele Specchio.
Mea Ola’s Place happenings
While it seems most of the news at Mea Ola’s Place revolves around their successful treatment of rejected foal Rowdy, work never stops for the other horses there. If you’d like to help, donations for hay, bagged feed, straw and shavings can be made at J and K Feed, 16361 Yucca St. in Hesperia. Their phone number is 760-244-6312.
Donations toward vet fees may be sent to Dr. Sam Wittlin. Visit his website at for information.
Ann is interviewing volunteers to help around the rescue with chores and maintenance. Check the calendar at right and plan to attend the fundraiser Aug. 16 at the rescue.
For information, email