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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 _ THI UTHMIDCf HCffAlO 20, Barrel racing champion visits Lethbridge: Ardith started astride a pig By GARRY ABUSON of The Herulil Riding pigs and winning world barrel racing champion- ships seem to have little in common with each otter al first giance. But it was on the backs ol tier father's sows that Ardilh Bruce got her start. That unorthodox introduction to riding paid oft handsomely (or her. In 1964 Ardith won the world's barrel racing title. A happy, bubbling personal- ity is one of Ardith's trade- marks and sire looks back on her pig riding days wHh humor. "I sure wouldn't near one now, but as a kid, and even now, I'd rather ride than walk. I used to ride anything. Cows, pigs, work horses, you name it." Ardilh was in Lethbridge to conduct a barrel racing clinic. The scheduled instruc- tor backed out at the last min- ute and Ardith stepped in. Quality cei-tainly was not sac- rificed with the change ol in- structors. In a six-year period Ardith won Besides the world title she has state titles and victories at numerous top ro- deos to her credit. "The horse I won the title OB during those six yenrs is DOW retired and Kves a lesiurely life at home." Home is a 120-aere lidding on the outskirts of Fountain, Colorado. And while many of the 22 horses Ardith and hus- band Jim have on I heir ranch are for sale, her championship mount is not for sale at any price. Fountain is in die beautiful foothills region o( Colorado, short distance from the NORAD base. Like mom was, Ardilh's chil- dren are also horse-oriented, Continued on Page 16 Instructor Champion barret racer, Ardith Bruce calls instructions 1o lier studenls al a recent Lethbridge training session. DEEP TILLAG! CHISELS SWEEPS SHOVELS McKay sweeps are precision engineered toots with maximum in-builr wear resistance ong retention of culling edge. The range coven modern cultivators and general laolbor use. Maximum strength is concenlraled into the critical area be Few the bottom boll hole, and variations of stem angle (43 degrees, 50 degrees, 57 degrees or 54 degrees) are ovailabfe to suit shank mount ing and to ensure the correct AVAILABLE NOW AT INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY 141 SiarTori! Dnvr AlBfRTA Phont D77-1571 t03 Avc SE CALGARY, ALBERTA Phone 743-5551 Around the turn GARRY ALLISON photo; Dalyce Van Cleave steers her horse around lurn ol Ihe borrel racing school at Lelhbricfge. FREDDIES' Introduces CHARGE? CASH and CARRY PRICES BENJAMIN MOORE'S BEST EXTERIOR HOUSE PAINT Reg. 13.30 Cash and Carry oai 10.88 o, WHITE BARN pncl FENCE PAINT and SHINGLE PAINT By Benjamin Moore Cash and Carry QO Gallon 1.OO BENJAMIN MOORt LATEX FIAT ENAMEL Washes like a semf giosj Cash Carry Q AA Gallon INTERIOR LATEX PAINT Reg. 6.05 gallon Cash and Carry Go, 6.49 o, SATIN ENAMEL Reg. 9.45 Gallon Cash and Carry Gai 7.44 CM 2.69 CEILING TEXTURE FINISH Brush or roll. a texture. Ideal for rough areas. Cash and Carry o QO Gallon VARNISH Tough Plastic Coating Cash and Carry 9.95 q, DRY WALL PRIMER and SEALER Regular 7.95 Gallon Cash and Carry M on Gal FLECTO ANTIQUING NOW Off PREPASTFD VINYL WALL PAPER DRY STRIPPABLE 50% Off FREDDIE'S PAINT LTD. 813 -3rd Ave. S. Phont 327 Where quolily Mils for