Former Mesalands student sets rodeo record

Special to the QCS Sydni Blanchard, 22, from Albuquerque, a former member of the Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team, recently set a record at one of the largest rodeos in the world, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada. Blanchard won all four opening elimination rounds of barrel racing, including the semi-final and the championship rounds. […]

Blanchard to be honored with day

QCS staff QCS STAFF Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College got one more honor for her barrel racing performance last month — a day in her honor. According to a proclamation from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office, Friday will be recognized as Sydni Blanchard College National Finals rodeo Day. Blanchard, a sophomore at Mesalands, was one […]

Mesalands’ Blanchard wins barrel racing title

Sydni Blanchard of Mesalands Community College won the barrel racing championship at the College National Finals Rodeo, which wrapped up Saturday night in Casper, Wyo.

Mesalands students to compete in national rodeo finals

QCS staff Seven rodeo students from Mesalands Comm-unity College are competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. The students started CNFR competition on Sunday at Casper, Wyo. Sydni Blanchard, who qualified for the women’s CNFR, in barrel racing was bucked from her horse on Sunday, according to associated press reports. She overcame the […]

Moriarty comes out to show its support for Downs move

By Laura Nesbitt About 500 people from the Estancia Valley showed up in support of a proposed move by the Albuquerque Downs to Moriarty at a New Mexico Racing Commission hearing on Tuesday night at the Moriarty Civic Center. Moriarty annexed 700 acres north of Interstate 40 and east of N.M. 41 at the request […]