On January 27th and 28th, the Catahoula Riding Club hosted the Krissy Hoffpauir Memorial benefit rodeo at the Shivers Arena in Jonesville. Neblett, Beard & Arsenault
proudly sponsored the event, and all proceeds went directly to the Hoffpauir family.
On the evening of Monday, December 18th, teen Krissy Hoffpauir of Atlanta, Louisiana, was driving with her mother, Kandace Hoffpauir, on Highway 71 when she lost control of the truck. Tragically, Krissy lost her life in the accident, while her mother was transported to the Rapides Regional Medical Trauma Center in Alexandria.
Krissy was a member of the Catahoula Riding Club and, in an effort to raise funds for medical expenses and funeral costs, the club put together a benefit in Krissy’s name.
Rodeo contestants from all corners of the Cenla community came to help support the event and compete. Events included barrel racing, pole bending, goat flipping and tying, arena race, flags, and team roping.
Attorney Lauren Saucier and her daughter, Cami, competed at the rodeo, as did employee Ashton Brinkley. Lauren won 1st place in the arena race and 2nd in barrels in her age category. Cami placed 3rd in the arena race and 2nd in goat flipping in her age group. Lauren even won a trophy for her win in the arena race! Lauren, Ashton, and Cami handed out NBA goodies to attendees at the firm’s booth, and all drinks purchased from the concession stands came with a complimentary NBA drink hugger.
A silent auction was held throughout the rodeo, and at 1p.m. all events were put on hold as a truck and trailer entered the arena, and a live auction was held in front of the stands.
Although it rained for most of the day, it didn’t stop local residents from showing up to support the competitors and the Hoffpauir family. Said one attendee, “Thank you, Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, for supporting the rodeo and all of the items you’re giving away today. You have no idea how much it means.” NBA and its employees were happy to assist in raising funds for the Hoffpauir family.