COARSEGOLD — My name is Katie Linderholm — I’m a senior at Minarets High School and live in Coarsegold. I’m hosting a Gymkhana at the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds on Sunday, Nov. 4, for my Senior Legacy Experience project.
All proceeds of the gymkhana and raffle will benefit the O’Neals-Minarets FFA Chapter. The money raised will help Minarets FFA by lowering cost of leadership conferences for members, paying for travel and hotel cost when members compete, banquet awards and FFA meetings. I want to give back to a chapter that has not only invested so much in me, but invested so much for its members.
A gymkhana is a horse competition consisting of a series of speed events, and the individual with the fastest times wins. This event is family-friendly and even if you do not own a horse, you can come watch and support the O’Neal’s Minarets FFA Chapter.
I have been in FFA for four years and I am currently the chapter reporter. I raise market swine as well as horses, and participate in contests such as parliamentary procedure, banking, job interview and livestock judging. After high school I plan on attending Fresno State to receive my bachelor’s degree in agriculture education.
For the past four years Minarets FFA has become a family and has been so supportive of its members in multiple ways.
I want to give a special thank you to Amanda Martin and the Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds for making this event possible. I also would like to thank my Ag Teachers/Advisors, Kristi Mattes, Jessica Sweet, Keeley Hall, Richard Chapman and Kenna Sandburg for all of your support throughout my FFA career, and for inspiring me to become an amazing Ag teacher like all of you.
If you would like to help, I am looking for sponsors and raffle items for the event. If you’re interested in sponsoring or donating an item please email Katie Linderholm.
For more information, please look us up on Facebook at Racing for The Blue and Gold Gymkhana.