Keremeos bullrider takes top spot

Cody Moore wins New Year's Eve bullriding event in Barriere


Cody Moore, who calls Keremeos home, took first place at a recent bullriding event held at the North Thompson Agriplex in Barriere, B.C. on December 31.

More than 30 top bullriders from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Mexico and even Australia were entered in the lineup for the coveted silver buckle and $5,000 in prize money at the event, which is sanctioned by Bull Riders Canada.

It was Moore’s  first time at the top of the podium in 2013. He also came in second at an event in Cranbrook earlier in the year.

He finished 2013 in 11th place in the Bull Riders Canada standings, with $4,930.50 in earnings and 76 points.

Moore plans to participate in BRC association events this year in Vernon and Summerland, which makes it unlikely he will be riding in the Keremeos or Chopaka rodeos.

“I’ve been riding pro for five years,” Moore said, “ I started riding when I was 16.” Moore, who is presently living in Vernon, lived in the Keremeos area for two years.

More than 800 people attended the event, which is in its second year.

The event was hosted by the Farm Kids Scholarship Fund, and is a fundraising event for their scholarship program.