A weekend of intense competition involving athletes from across Alberta was held in Wetaskiwin July 30 and 31.
The Wetaskiwin Horseshoe Club held its third annual sanctioned event on the July long weekend and featured 32 competitors noted club president Cindy Ekkel, whose family hosted the event.
Also involved in the competition was Bruce Grandel, president of the Alberta Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He said the competition, being fully sanctioned, was sure to follow all the rules.
Grandel said those involved in horseshoe pitching love their sport, and want to rejuvenate it to bring it to new players.
He said horseshoe pitching is a low-impact, low-cost sport that can be played by athletes of any age or gender. Clubs also ensure that players compete against others of their own skill level.
Grandel also stated the sport is easy to learn and has a large social aspect to it. Also, the competition featured cash prizes too. An annual grant can help travel expenses for competitors attending events.