Submitted by Vauxhall Ag Society
Jo Jones has been a longtime member of the Vauxhall Ag Society and has had a very successful 2019 show season with her three-year-old AQHA gelding Barkley.
Some of this team’s 2019 achievements include winning the 2019 Alberta Reined Cow Horse Association (ARCHA) Willow Creek Ag Society buckle series for the Ranch Hand Rein/Box Class. This duo also won the 2019 ARCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity in the Non-Pro Limited Class, along with the ARCHA 2019 year end Reserve Champion in the Ranch Hand Rein/Box class.
Titus Kropf is another Vauxhall Ag Society member who has also had a very successful 2019 year at many team roping and ranch rodeo events.
Some of Titus’s accomplishments this past season include winning the Cutter Invitational Team Roping event, along with the Dale Burns Memorial Team Roping and the Jenner Rodeo. He won the Veteran Memorial Team Roping where he also won the Hi-Point Roper Award.
Another big win Titus had this past summer was the Nanton Ranch Rodeo that he won with his teammates, which consisted of his brother Jess Kropf, Riley Regier and Tracey Shock. Within this competition he also placed third in the working cow horse portion, against some tough competition.
Titus also competed at a World Series of Team Roping event, where he and his teammate Doug Wedel qualified to rope at the World Series of Team Roping Finale Event which is held annually in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino, from Dec. 7-15.
Vane Ferguson is one of the Vauxhall Ag Society youth members that has had some wonderful accomplishments.
Vane currently attends Grade 8 at the Vauxhall High School and is a member of the Alberta Jr. High School Rodeo Association. He competes in five events including, team roping, ribbon roping, boys goat tying, chute dogging and tie down roping.
This is Vane’s second year as a member of the AJHSRA. His Grade 7 year was his rookie year where he was very successful and competed at the Alberta Provincial Jr. High Finals in all five events, winning the Boys Alberta Rookie of the Year Award and qualifying for the National Junior High School Rodeo Finals in both chute Dogging and boys goat tying.
He has currently finished the fall season of his Grade 8 year for the 2019/2020 AJHSRA season and he is currently leading the standings in first place for the chute dogging, boys goat tying, ribbon roping with his partner Kasha Borsy, team roping with his header Joel Evans and second in the tie down roping, he is also leading the Boys All Around standings thus far.
Jessie Ferguson is another of the Vauxhall Ag Society youth members who has been showcased for her successful year as the Alberta High School Rodeo Association 2019/2020 Queen where she competed at the National High School Rodeo Finals Queen Competition and placed in the top 10. Ferguson was also very successful at the Alberta 4-H Provincial Communication Competition this past spring, winning first in the Sr. presentation category.
This now allows her to travel to Toronto, Ontario to the Royal Winter Fair, where she will be competing against some of the best youth speakers from across Canada at the Canadian Young Speakers Competition on Nov. 2.
This will be an amazing event where she will be promoting youth and their involvement in the future of agriculture within Canada on behalf of 4-H Alberta and also The Alberta High School Rodeo Association.
These above noted individuals along with many others are proud members of the Vauxhall Ag Society and use the Vauxhall Rodeo Grounds facility to practice, train and compete in to better their skills, which in turn promotes the organization and community.