The United States Team Penning Association held their Region 8 competition in Austinville, VA on Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27. The host of the event was Diamond K Arena, owned and operated by Larry and Tammy Keith. The Keiths offer training, lessons and sell horses at their facility.
There were team penning and team sorting timed competitions. Four hundred-twenty-seven teams competed over the three day period. Riders came from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Michigan, Virginia, Maryland, Texas and Canada.
The event was blessed with absolutely beautiful spring weather. A Saturday steak dinner was provided for the partipants and spectators. To inquire about Diamond K Arena and upcoming events, contact Larry and Tammy Keith at 276-699-1541 or e-mail them at diamondkarena@embargmail.com .