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Comanche County 4-H Club member Kaytlan Cochrane, 14, of Sterling sets the stage for the next event of the Comanche County Free Fair’s Youth Horse Show held Saturday at the LO Arena.Kylee Dodd competes in the Comanche County Free Fair’s Youth Horse Show held at the LO Arena on Saturday.

Horse show participant drums up business

A few sprinkles added some outdoorsy savor to the Comanche County Youth Horse Show on Saturday.

MacArthur High School junior Lindsi Rogalski drummed up business for the opening event of the Comanche County Free Fair by encouraging her friend, Britney Volentine of Sterling, to enter the show. Britney in turn recruited her classmate, Kaytlan Cochrane. Both are 14 years old and in the eighth grade at Sterling.

Lindsi, the 16-year-old daughter of Dawn and R.D. Ash and Richard Rogalski, won a saddle a couple of weeks ago when she broke a record at the Grand National Horsemen's Association's Playday Finals. It was an arena record that had been standing for 20 years, and this was actually her third arena record.

The last time she showed at the Comanche County Fair was 2011, when she got reserve grand champion with her horse, Zeb.

Lindsi said she plans to bring a couple of more people to next year's show.

Lindsi rode both English-style and Western, wearing the appropriate attire for each, and Britney obliged her by using her phone to take both still photos and videos of Lindsi and Zeb jumping hurdles. Lindsi learned English riding at an early age at Suncrest Stables, but later turned to Western Pleasure and mainly just rodeos now, according to her mother. In fact, all three girls planned to compete in barrel racing at the Elgin Rodeo Saturday night.

"We do everything local. We do Lawton Rangers (Rodeo). We just got done doing that. And then we were in Grand National Horsemen's Association that was at the (Great Plains) Coliseum," Dawn Rogalski said.

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