The Bend High School Equestrian Team will be having a fundraiser this coming June 3 at 7pm and tickets are available online at the school store CLICK HERE or at the school inside the administration office. The 90 minute program will feature "Oh, You Cowgirl Live!" Shirley Morris, filmmaker and storyteller opens the program with her original piece of cowgirl poetry, "A Cowgirls Dream" which describes a dream she had early on in the research stage of her acclaimed documentary movie about the cowgirls, the unsung heroes of the west. She weaves a tale of women who competed on broncs and as bulldoggers, an old cowgirl who is a mentor and guide for all the other cowgirls, a beautiful woman who loves being a cowgirl more than anything, and places these women in the audience, seated right next to you! Their spirit has survived and they want to make sure the story is told right.... As they lived it. Morris states, "This isn't a story about rodeo champions. It isn't a story of repression, the suffrage movement, grain prices or the Great Depression. None of that can be denied and I'm sure there is truth to all of it. What is important to me, is that I pass along to the audience the passion, heart and spirit of a few of these individual women.... They were heroes! The west would have been a very different place and we would be very different people without their influence and impact upon our lives."
The Bend High Equestrian Team represents its High School in athletic competition with a season lasting five months and culminating in the State Competition in May. The team is growing with fifteen members this year and the possibility of nearly doubling that next year.
The team is in need of uniforms for riders, saddle blankets, arena and event fees. The team would benefit with membership to Rim Rock Riders to enhance their competitive skills.
For further information please contact Teddy Richardson at 541. 410.0433