Photo Credit: Ponoka Stampede
Kurt Bensmiller has been on a winning streak in past weeks. After winning High River, Bensmiller headed to Ponoka for Wednesday, June 28.
The six day stop on the WPCA tour saw Bensmiller trying out a couple horses he didn’t have together before.
“They seemed to click. They have a new format now, after four days you win the aggregate and the truck. We continued on the last two days to make it a sweep of Ponoka.” Bensmiller says.
Off to Calgary
Bensmiller heads to Calgary on Thursday July 6, and the races begin on Friday. The Calgary Stampede is a ten day event that does not count towards the World standings. He hopes to aim for top 8 in the running.
Coming back to Bonnyville
After wrapping up the Calgary Stampede, Kurt Bensmiller will have a week off to relax. He will then get ready to head to Bonnyville for a “home town” competition.
“We have momentum right now. It’s still three weeks away. It would be nice because Bonnyville is as close to a home town show as I have. There’s lots of family and friends around there. We’re packing the friends of George Norman tarp. It would be nice to put it together and win the George Norman Show.]” Kurt says.
Leading the pack
Bensmiller leads the WPCA standings by over 133 points. He might have had more points if it weren’t for a 1 second penalty that cost him a win in Medicine Hat.