Jeff Green | Nov 06, 2008
Nov 6/08 - Jessica Nedow: Horsing Around
Back toHomeFeature Article - November 6, 2008 Jessica Nedow: Horsing AroundBy Denise Nedow
Anyone who knows Jessica Nedow, realizes that her love for horses is strong. She began riding when she got her first pony at the age of 2.
She is now 14 and nothing has changed other than she’s going stronger than ever. Charles and Denise want to share with their families, friends and the surrounding community that Jessica has finished her first season with the National Barrel Horse Association. Racing with her horse ‘Sunny Daze’, she has travelled the circuit to Summerama, North Augusta; Horsearama, Norwood; Perth, Adulphostown etc.
Jessica trained Sunny Daze herself for one year before attempting to run barrels. Still training, Jessica competed this season in the NBHA from May to October, placing 1st in the youth 3 Division. Finding out she qualifi ed for the Eastern Canadian Barrel Finals, she left October 16 on a seven hour
trip for Fletcher’s Horse World in Waterford, Ontario. Jessica would race on the 17th, 18th, and 19th, against four other districts in a competition that was broadcast live, competing against 86 to 225 riders.
Finally, after lots of preparation, planning and last minute worry over her horse, she made it. With a positive attitude, strong determination a d her love and care for Sunny Daze, she placed first in the youth 3 division. With a time of 15.8 seconds, she brought home a N.B.H.A. belt buckle, an E.C.B.F. jacket, duffle bags and a grin to boot.
While Jessica was two tenths of a second from placing in the youth invitational with times of 15.7 and 15.6 seconds, her overall placing takes her to the 2009 World Youth Barrel Racing Competition in Florida in July.
Jessica, Charles and Denise would liketo take this opportunity to thank: Jessica’s sponsors: Eastern Cowboy Horseback Adventures, Parham; Bence Motor Sales, Kaladar; Kickin' Quarters Ranch, Parham; Tarasick Carpentry, Parham; kwik Load Products, Harrowsmith; and Nedow Construction, Sharbot Lake; family and friends for their support, hugs, pats on the back, and good wishes; Donna Beasely who decorated the Wrangler shirt Jessica wore during her races, with her Sponsor’s names. You’ve helped put a smile on a girl’s face.
Sincerely, Jessica & Sunny Daze of Heads or Trails Boarding Stable