Kelsey Batterson


Benefit Barrel Race



50 / 50 Raffle

Silent Auction

Rescheduled for October 17th!

Dittmer Arena - 2091 SE 78th St - Runnells, IA

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Kelsey Batterson is 10 years old and attends 4-Mile Elementary.  In 2008, she was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia.  This is a very rare bone marrow disease in which the bone marrow does not produce sufficient new cells to replenish her blood cells.

Kelsey underwent her first bone marrow transplant in February 2009.  Unfortunately, this disease continued to ravage Kelsey's body and a second transplant was performed December 2009.  Kelsey's 12 year old  brother Cody has been her hero.  He was the bone marrow donor for both transplants.

Kelsey is doing well and the doctors are keeping a very close watch on her.  She is constantly travelling to Kansas City where the doctors monitor her progress.  She keeps up with her school work with the help of tutors and is looking forward to being a full-time student at 4-Mile Elementary next fall.

The cost of two bone marrow transplants, along with the constant doctor and hospital visits have put an enormous financial strain on the Batterson Family. 

Dittmer Stables is proud to help out by hosting the Kelsey Batterson Benefit Barrel Race on Sunday, October 17th at 1pm.  This show willl count as one of the Point Shows for the 2010 Award Series, but all money raised will go directly to the Batterson Family.  There will also be a 50/50 Raffle and a Silent Auction.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the show or auction - please contact Vicki Dittmer at 515-263-9351


Show Bill

Barrel Warm Ups Start at Noon

Pole Warm Ups After Barrels

Jackpot Starts at 1 pm


1 for $3.00 or 2 for $5.00

1 for $3.00 or 2 for $5.00

Pee Wee Barrels

Open 3D Barrels $200 Added

Youth 3D Barrels

4-H Barrels(anyone involved in 4H is eligible)

Exhibition Barrels (Timed)

Warm Up Poles

Pee Wee Poles

Open Poles

Youth Poles(19 and under)

4-H Poles

Exhibition Poles (Timed)

Pee Wee Goat Tail Untie(on foot, no horse)

Goat Tying(12 and under)

Goat Tying(13 and over)







$3.00 or 2 for $5.00