LONG BEACH - "I compete against myself and go for my personal best," said Allison Bonney, one of a handful of local Pee Wee barrel racers, prior to the Long Beach Rodeo last week.

With ages ranging from four to just under 15 years old, these young girls have been getting their first taste of competitive horse riding. This past weekend's rodeo offered them an opportunity to strut their stuff in front of a home crowd.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.