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Goldendale girl wins wild colt race


A Goldendale youngster returned from the White Swan Indian rodeo with a belt buckle bigger than your fist for winning a race aboard a wild colt—bareback.

Jessica George, 12, competed in the 55th annual Yakama Indian Rodeo Association Treaty Day Rodeo in White Swan. The event commemorates the signing of the Yakama Treaty in 1855.

The colt race includes teams made up of three people: The “mugger” (Tyron Beguey) and the “anchor” (Justin Andrews) held the wild colt, which objected mightily to the indignity, readying it for Jessica. The colts came from the Warm Springs Reservation.

Jessica leaped onto the colt and rode it across the ring to a line of barrels, turned the colt, and r...

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