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Dufur equestrians scoop up first place

The Dufur duo of Harley Burgener and Zach Christiansen were in top form, and Sherman’s Mikkaela Ruise and Shayne Holmes kept their rise up the charts after event 2 in Sunday’s Central District High School Equestrian Meet ending in Redmond.

Burgener and Christiansen notched four top-10 finishes in the three days of equestrian action to net 57 points for first place in the mini team classification.

Christiansen had his best output in the individual flags division where he tallied 11.55 for fourth place.

He added a seventh place rally in working rancher and tacked on his efforts for 19th place in steer daubing with an 8.44 and one daub for 19th place.

Burgener chalked up a tie for fifth place in working rancher, kicked in 18th place in trail equitation, and placed 22nd in showmanship.

While working together as a team, Burgener and Christiansen tallied 11th place in working pairs, and they combined forces in team penning with 19th place picking up one pen and one cow for 74.43 points.

Sherman wound up in second place behind Dufur with 29 points on the scoreboard, as Holmes did most of the cashing in for his try at working rancher.

Holmes scored fifth place in working rancher and he tacked on sixth place in reining.

Ruise picked up 16th place at in hand trail, had 21st in trail equitation, and placed 29th in showmanship.

Teams are in action again from April 25-27.

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