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Horseshoe Valley Chariot Races host quick-footed teams and promote youth leadership

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Glendo – The Glendo Rodeo Committee hosted the Horseshoe Valley Chariot Races Jan. 29-30 with great attendance over the weekend. Chariot teams competed in four divisions based on speed. 


In Division One, Morgan Quarter Horses Team One, driven by Roy Morgan, Jr. of Guernsey had a total time of 45.88 seconds, closely followed by Morgan’s second team – Morgan Quarter Horses Team Two – with a total time of 46.04 seconds. 

The first place team in Division Two – Children’s Inheritance – was driven by Stretch Austin and placed with a total time of 47.1 seconds. Nelson Quarter Horses, driven by Tom Nelson, placed second with a time of 47.13 seconds. 

Division Three’s winning team, T&M Jack’s Brats, was driven by Jenny Clutter for a time of 48.05 seconds. Another team driven by Stretch Austin – Wheeler & Stretch – came in second in the division with a time of 48.7 seconds. 

Morgan Quarter Horses Team Three, driven by James Olguin, placed first in Division Four with a time of 50.05 seconds. Running for a second time, Morgan Quarter Horses Team Two, driven by Roy Morgan, Jr., placed second in the division with a total time of 50.51 seconds. 

Club involvement

Over the weekend, the Horseshoe Livestock 4-H Club hosted a 50/50 raffle which raised $2,395. Merit Hartman of Glendo won the split and donated her winnings back to the 4-H club. The Glendo-based 4-H club plans to use the funds to purchase livestock showing and fitting equipment, including a cattle chute and lamb block. 

Additionally, the club partnered with the Platte County 4-H Leadership Team and gave half of their raffle earnings to be put towards the team’s travels. 

State races

The Wyoming State Chariot Races will be hosted by the Glendo Rodeo Committee March 5-6 at a new location north of Glendo at the airport. The committee would like to thank Sandra Sommers of the Horseshoe Valley Ranch for hosting the races and their involvement over the last 18 years. 

A team calcutta will take place during the state race with proceeds going towards the Glendo FFA Chapter, Horseshoe Livestock 4-H Club, Platte County 4-H Leadership Team and the local church youth group. 

Averi Hales is the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to 

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