This Saturday and Sunday at CJM Country Stables, the Hawaii High School Rodeo Association will hold its Kaua’i District Rodeo.
The rodeo will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and at 8 a.m. Sunday. On Sunday there will be a special grand entry featuring seven seniors from Kaua’i.
High school seniors include Cody Manibog, Casera Silva, Kiyana Kanoho, Kahinu Palama-Soares, Nicole Medeiros, Francesca Bivens and Mahina Puu.
After completing rodeos 5-8, Kahinu Palama-Soares, who was awarded the High School Spotlight with 10 National points for his performance in the Tie Down (37.589). Palama Soares continued to winning times in the Poo Wai U (24.999) and Double Mugging (47.09) for 20 Hawaii points.
Skye Schumacher, the Junior High School Spotlight winner, received 30 National points after winning all three major events. Goat Tying (16.353, Barrel Racing (17.838), the Pole Bending (22.403).
Mateo Vegas who was awarded the Keiki Grade Spotlight 3-5 after earning 50 points through wins in the Barrel Racing (21.218), Pole Bending (29.708), Goat Tying (32.359), Reach Roping (16.299) and Break-away (8.579).
Tanner Refamonte won the Keiki K-2 Grade spotlight with 36 points. This included two first finishes at Goat Undecorating, where he defeated Cade Carveiro by just .6 seconds, and Reach Roping (17.944).