Ted Bowe Memorial Race

Saturday August 25th, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Every year the Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club hosts the Ted Bowe Memorial Barrel Race. This is a family event with a chili cook-off, good music and lots of thrilling horse events.

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History of Ted Bowe

Bowe moved to Gibsons in the mid ’60s and soon became known as a talented horseman. He was best known for “getting everyone out” to watch the gymkhanas.

During the early ’70s, the arena was on the site where London Drugs (in Gibsons) is now. The main attraction of one gymkhana Bowe organized was a 2,800 pound bull called Freight Train and all the local cowboys had a go at riding this beast. He brought bareback riding (on wild horses) and bull riding to the Coast, the likes of which has not been seen since. For many years to follow he was part of the horse community as it moved to different sites and riders came and went.

The Sunshine Coast Equestrian Club has endeavored to follow Bowe’s example and get the whole community out to watch and enjoy the day and remember him and what he meant to this community.

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