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INSIDER

Jordan Hansen, winner of the Rebel Energy Bull Riding, on Vold’s Johnny Ringo for 88 pts. The CPRAsanctioned Xtreme Bull riding event was held Feb. 18 in Red Deer, Alta.

PHOTO BY MIKE COPEMAN

HANSEN WINS RED DEER RODEOCANADA.COM

CANADIAN COWBOY COUNTRY APRIL/MAY 2017


MATT SHIOZAWA

2016 CFR TIE-DOWN ROPING CHAMPION

LEAD,

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C.P.R.A.

RODEO SEASON 2017 Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Schedule

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HOPE EVERYONE IS AS EXCITED ABOUT THE 2017 RODEO SEASON AS I AM.

PHOTOS COURTESY CPRA

2017 is off to a fantastic start with the February 18 Rebel Energy Services Xtreme Bulls event in Red Deer and the Chad Besplug Invitational bull riding in Claresholm a week later. Chad Besplug officially announced his retirement from bull riding competition. Congratulations on a very impressive career. The Claresholm event also marked the kickoff of the fundraising efforts for the Ty Pozzobon Foundation, which is an organization with the goal to “protect and support the health and well-being of rodeo competitors inside and outside of the arena.” Visit TyPozzobon.com for more info. In March I was privileged to attend the final performance of the Small Spurs rodeo season. Judging by what I witnessed, the future of rodeo is alive and well in the hearts of our young people! I have been travelling up and down Hwy 2 to Edmonton over the past few weeks and planning for CFR 44 is well underway. The incredible partnership with Northlands and FarmFair International has been made even stronger with the addition of another partner, AgriTrade out of Red Deer. I hope everyone will join us November 8-12, 2017, at Northlands Coliseum to once again be part of our 44 years of heritage and tradition! Thanks to all who attended the AGM in February. I’d like to welcome new CPRA President Terry Cooke to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with him going forward. With the heart of rodeo season quickly approaching I am very excited for what this year can become. Hope to see you down the road...

APRIL Medicine Hat, AB�����������������������������������������April 7-9 Camrose, AB�������������������������������������������� April 28-30 Coleman, AB�������������������������������������������� April 28-30

MAY Drayton Valley, AB��������������������������������������May 4-6 Stavely, AB��������������������������������������������������May 11-13 Falkland, BC����������������������������������������������May 20-22

JUNE Grande Prairie, AB��������������������������������������� June 1-4 Leduc, AB�������������������������������������������������������� June 1-4 Wildwood, AB�����������������������������������������������June 2-3 Hand Hills, AB�����������������������������������������������June 2-4 Brooks, AB���������������������������������������������������June 9-10 Lea Park, AB������������������������������������������������ June 9-11 Rocky Mountain House, AB������������������ June 9-11 Innisfail, AB������������������������������������������������June 16-18 Wainwright, AB���������������������������������������June 22-25 Sundre, AB������������������������������������������������June 23-25 High River, AB������������������������������������������June 23-25 Ponoka, AB������������������������������������������June 27-July 3 Williams Lake, BC���������������������������� June 29-July 2 Airdrie, AB������������������������������������������ June 28-July 2

Dates are subject to change. Please visit rodeocanada.com for up-to-date information.

— Kyle Rock CPRA Operations Manager

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Pro Rodeo Canada Insider

The Short Round

By CPRA STAFF, TIM ELLIS and TERRI MASON

NEW K-DAYS RODEO, EDMONTON Northlands is launching their CPRA-approved K-Days Summer Rodeo this July and it will be the richest oneheader rodeo in North America. Professional rodeo athletes from across Canada and the United States will compete for their share of a $400,000 purse over the course of this exciting three-day event. “Northlands is proud to showcase our region’s western heritage with the addition of a summer rodeo to K-Days,” said Tim Reid, President and CEO for Northlands. “Rural and urban audiences alike will get

a chance to enjoy world class rodeo action as a part of their K-Days gate admission.” Northlands has been home to the Canadian Finals Rodeo for 43 years and monies won at K-Days Rodeo counts towards qualifying for the CFR in November, 2017. K-Days Rodeo runs July 21-23 in the Northlands Coliseum. Tickets are on sale at northlands.ca with exclusive pre-sale opportunities to CFR six-pack members.

RUTH (MCDOUGALL) GARRISON

ALBERT LAYE

CAMERON H. LANSDELL

HARRY VOLD

Sept. 27, 1920–Dec. 4, 2016

Mar. 26, 1922–Jan. 15, 2017

Jan. 29, 1924-Mar. 12, 2017

Sept. 29, 1950–Nov. 27, 2016

Albert Laye passed away Dec. 4 at the age of 96. Born in Walsh, Alta., Albert was in the top five of Canada in the bull riding, steer riding and all around standings from 1949 to 1951. In 1952 Albert competed in tie-down roping and steer wrestling and was consistently in the standings until he retired from rodeo. In 2008, Albert was honoured by the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame as a Legend of Rodeo.

Cam was one of the founding members of the Cowboys Protective Association in 1944 and in 1950 earned the CPA Saddle Bronc Riding Championship title. He later served as the Saddle Bronc Director. Cam was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in 1990.

Born near Ponoka, Alta., the renowned “Duke of the Chutes” rodeo stock contractor Harry Vold’s legion of awards included 11-time PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year and Honorary Sarcee Tribal Chief. He was inducted into nine rodeo Halls of Fame, including the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.

A well-known trainer and competitor, Ruth was a dominant force in barrel racing in the 1980s. Over an eight-year span, she won five Canadian titles, finished second in Canada the other three years. In 1986 she won Calgary Stampede and competed at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. In 2009, Ruth was inducted into the Canadian Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame.

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PHOTOS COURTESY JENNINGS/CPRA FILE PHOTO; LAYE FAMILY; TED DAWSON PHOTO/GRAPHICS; ELLENSBURG RODEO HALL OF FAME

EMPTY SADDLES


C.P.R.A.

IN TRIBUTE

“TY POZZOBON” BY CURTIS ANDERSON Everyone will remember Pozzy’s smile and laugh He enjoyed spending time with his fans for an autograph or photograph When Pozzy would get nervous he would rub his hand together We will be friends forever Pozzy took care of his fans He was, and still is, a mountain of a man When Pozzy rode, the crowd would cheer and scream He would encourage his family and friends To reach their goals and dream Pozzy’s character speaks very loud He made his parent’s, Leanne and Luke, extremely proud Pozzy grew up talking, laughing and building a strong bond with his sister Amy in Merritt, B.C. When Pozzy’s travelling partners or friends made a good ride he would be On the back of the chutes hollering, and the first one to give them credit Pozzy found in Texas the love of his life, backbone of support that made him smile brighter, his wife Jade He would call ‘A spade, a spade’ Pozzy was a shining star Inside and outside of the arena with the CPRA, PRCA, ERA, PBR Pozzy filled everyone’s heart with love, inspiration, hope and joy He was the epitome of a True Cowboy Pozzy had a lot of labels–champion, hero, legend One I’m proud to call him is a friend till the end Pozzy excelled at all levels of any competition He was the 2016 PBR Canadian Champion Pozzy enjoyed playing, laughing, talking With his traveling partner’s kids He touched hearts, had fans, rode rank bulls all over the grid

PHOTO BY DEANNA KRISTENSEN

Pozzy looked for the good in everyone Through his family friends and fans His legacy will live on On June 26, 2002 at the Ponoka Stampede, Curtis Anderson’s life was changed forever when the young bull rider suffered a severe head injury. Today, Curtis gives presentations across the West on his recovery journey and raises funds for brain injury awareness with his Courage Canada Trail Ride – May 27, 2017. Call 780-581-4802 to register.

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TY POZZOBON FOUNDATION In February, family and friends close to the late bull rider, Ty Pozzobon, announced the Ty Pozzobon Foundation (TPF). “We knew we wanted to all do something for Ty in his name to make a positive change in our sport,” said Pozzobon’s best friend, Tanner Byrne, a spokesman for the Foundation. “A focus of Ty’s Foundation is to work with our youth and our athletes on concussion awareness and the affects they have. We want anyone dealing with anxiety or depression to have somewhere to go, someone to talk to and a way for them to reach out to us for help to get the proper care and education they need. “Ty loved people; this is our way of still doing that for him.” “Our first announcement with the Ty Pozzobon Foundation is a commitment to provide care by the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team at every PBR Canada event in 2017,” Byrne said. This announcement marks the first time ever that the PBR in Canada has enjoyed the presence in some form of the CPRSMT at every single event throughout a single season. To donate to the Ty Pozzobon Foundation and for more information, visit TyPozzobon.com.

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Pro Rodeo Canada Insider RODEO RESULTS

THE CANADIANS DOWN SOUTH

HERE’S A SNAPSHOT OF HOW WELL THE CANADIAN’S DID AT PRCA RODEOS IN FEBRUARY SOUTHWESTERN EXPOSITION AND LIVESTOCK SHOW

Fort Worth, Texas, Jan. 20-Feb. 4 Bareback Clint Laye Saddle Bronc Zeke Thurston Jake Watson Clay Elliott

$10,283 $7,131 $4,986 $2,327

RODEO RAPID CITY

Rapid City, S.D., Jan. 28-Feb. 4 Bareback Luke Creasy Team Roping Kolton Schmidt/Shay Carroll Tie-Down Roping Kyle Lucas

$931 $2,661 $3,348

WRANGLER CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE

Rapid City, S.D. Feb. 1 Bareback riding 1. Orin Larsen 86 pts on C5 Rodeo’s Spit Fire $3,944 Team roping 2. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler, 4.9 pts $3,016 Saddle bronc riding 1. Zeke Thurston, 87.5 pts $3,944

XTREME BULLS & PRCA CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

Bismarck, N.D., Feb. 2 5. Jordan Hansen, 83.5 pts

$915

MCALESTER PRORODEO

McAlester, Okla., Feb. 3-4 Steer Wrestling 3. Straws Milan

$1,281

$2,342 $4,367 $974 $321 $2,333 $1,155 $1,949 $1,283 $2,412 each

BELL COUNTY PRCA RODEO

Belton, Texas, Feb. 9-11 Bareback 3. Mike Solberg 4. Dantan Bertsch

$573 $287

DIXIE NATIONAL RODEO

Jackson, Miss., Feb. 9-15 Bareback 1/2. (tie) Jake Vold 8. Luke Creasy

Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 10-12 Steer Wrestling 6. Jeremy Harden Team Roping 4. Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler

$194 $941 each

LOS FRESNOS PRCA RODEO

$335 $335 $335 $1,315 $1,711

SAN ANGELO RODEO

San Angelo, Texas, Feb. 3-17 Bareback 5. Clint Laye 6. Orin Larsen 7. Kody Lamb Steer Wrestling Stephen Culling Saddle Bronc 3/4. Zeke Thurston 3/4. Layton Green Tie-Down Roping 7. Ben Robinson Barrel Racing Lindsay Sears Bull Riding 4/5/6. (tie) Jordan Hansen

$4,562 $4,527 $1,425 $1,141 $11,693 $570 $1,711 each $10,400 $8,198 $5,489 $4,919 $4,704 $4,491 $2,851 $285 $285 $2,281 $1,711 $1,426 $1,331

72ND ANNUAL YUMA JAYCEES SILVER SPUR RODEO

PRCA CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO

Bismarck, N.D., Feb. 3-4 Bareback 5/6/7. (tie) Linden Woods 5/6/7. (tie) Dantan Bertsch 5/6/7. (tie) Pascal Isabelle Tie Down Roping Ben Robinson Bull riding 2/3. (tie) Jordan Hansen

SAN ANTONIO STOCK SHOW & RODEO

San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 9-26 Bareback Wyatt Maines Jake Vold Orin Larsen Luke Creasy Steer Wrestling Scott Guenthner Tanner Milan Team Roping Levi Simpson/Jeremy Buhler Saddle Bronc Zeke Thurston Clay Elliott Dustin Flundra Tyrel Larsen Layton Green Lane Cust Luke Butterfield Sam Kelts Jake Watson Tie-Down Roping Morgan Grant Logan Hofer Kyle Lucas Bull Riding Jared Parsonage Total for Canadians $75,711

Los Fresnos, Texas, Feb. 17-19 Bareback 4/5. (tie) Linden Woods Steer Wrestling 4. Morgan Grant Tie-Down Roping 6. Morgan Grant

$501 $776 $310

138TH SILVER SPURS RODEO

Kissimmee, Fla., Feb. 17-19 Saddle Bronc 3. Luke Butterfield 4/5/6. (tie) Jake Watson

$2,781; $1,254

HELZAPOPPIN PRCA RODEO

Buckeye, Ariz., Feb. 18-19 Tie-Down Roping 1. Kyle Lucas

$1,629

LA FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS

Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 18-26 Bareback 8. Mike Solberg Steer Wrestling Curtis Cassidy Scott Guenthner

$543 $2,923 $85

SAN PATRICIO COUNTY PRCA RODEO

Sinton, Texas, Feb. 24 Barrel racing 5. Cathy Grant

$348

$5,499 $623

Canadian Cowboy Country makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information it publishes, but cannot be held responsible for any consequences arising from errors or omissions.

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C.P.R.A.

RODEO RESULTS

Garrett Green riding Pound the Alarm for 91 points in the short go

a heart-in-the-throat contest between a bullfighter and a bull who are awarded points for agility, aggression, creativity, quickness and difficulty. Weston Rutkowski collected his first win of the 2017 Bullfighters Only season at Alpha Bull’s Chad Besplug Invitational. Rutkowski scored 83 points against Gringo Bulls #23 Slam Dunk to claim the BFO Claresholm title. Event producer, Chad Besplug, formally announced his retirement during the event. Besplug sports two Canadian Bull Riding championship buckles (2011 and 2013) plus he won $100,000 at the Calgary Stampede and was a PBR World finalist. He will now concentrate his efforts on his Alpha Bull production company and staging bull riding events across the West.

REBEL ENERGY BULL RIDING DIV. 2 XTREME BULLS FEB. 18, RED DEER, ALTA.

CHAD BESPLUG INVITATIONAL BULL RIDING

PHOTO BY COVY MOORE

FEB. 25, CLARESHOLM, ALTA. Congratulations to bull rider Garrett Green, who won the fourth annual Chad Besplug Invitational Bull Riding in Claresholm, Alta. “After the last two years, this is one I really wanted to win,” says Garrett Green, the three-time CFR qualifier and winner of the 2017 Besplug Invitational. The Meeting Creek, Alta., cowboy had finished third at the last two editions. He rode Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls’ Pound the Alarm to a spectacular 91 points and 175.5 on two head to claim the victory. cowboycountrymagazine.com

“I’d seen Pound the Alarm on television a few times and figured he would fit my style,” says Green. “And tonight, he was exactly what I thought he’d be and what I hoped for.” I changed my approach this year,” says Green. “This winter, I’ve been lifting weights and doing yoga. And the difference is, I feel tremendously confident coming to events like this knowing how well prepared I am physically.” Green split the long round with defending Besplug Invitational champion, Brock Radford. For Green, the only man to make a qualified ride in the championship round, the win was worth $4,872. Added to the drama of bull riding itself was a Bullfighters Only competition — 

Moments after Jordan Hansen won his first Canadian bull riding title at last year’s Canadian Finals Rodeo, he announced that his next goal was a spot at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. “I close my eyes and I see those yellow chutes,” he proclaimed. “I want to be part of that.” The Okotoks, Alta., cowboy took another step toward realizing that dream when he won the Rebel Energy Services Bull Riding event in Red Deer. The CPRA event was also an Xtreme Bulls event, the first Canadian bull riding to receive that PRCA distinction. Hansen noted that he couldn’t have hand-picked two better bulls than what he drew in Red Deer. “I had Too Dark 2 C in the long go,” Hansen recalled. “Then I had X6 Ranch’s Jesus N Bocephus in the short round. I rode him at Oyen last year so I knew what to expect.” For Hansen the $3,250 payday coupled with a tidy $2,412 cheque for a 4/5/6 split at San Angelo, Tex., vaulted the talented 23-year-old into the top 10 in the World standings. c

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WORLD RODEO STANDINGS AS OF FEB 28 WEATHER GUARD® PRCA 2017 WORLD STANDINGS BAREBACK Rank Name City State 1 Tim O’Connell Zwingle IA 2 Bill Tutor Huntsville TX 3 Tanner Aus Granite Falls MN 4 Tyler Nelson Victor ID 5 Chad Rutherford Lake Charles LA 16 Clint Laye Cadogan AB 18 Luke Creasy Brownville AB 22 Wyatt Maines Maple Creek SK 23 Jake Vold Ponoka AB 24 Orin Larsen Inglis MB 44 Kody Lamb Sherwood Park AB

Earnings $53,813.63 $39,727.17 $39,257.80 $36,849.79 $33,960.35 $13,111.34 $12,163.36 $10,119.27 $10,025.37 $9,736.27 $5,870.62

STEER WRESTLING

SADDLE BRONC Rank Name City State 1 CoBurn Bradshaw Beaver UT 2 Jacobs Crawley Boerne TX 3 Audy Reed Spearman TX 4 Zeke Thurston Big Valley AB 5 Hardy Braden Welch OK 20 Clay Elliott Nanton AB 29 Luke Butterfield Ponoka AB 35 Jake Watson Hudsons Hope BC 41 Tyrel Larsen Inglis MB 44 Lane Cust Sylvan Lake AB 46 Layton Green Meeting Creek AB 50 Dustin Flundra Pincher Creek AB

Earnings $54,664.87 $47,965.23 $35,098.00 $26,719.19 $24,759.08 $12,893.85 $9,110.24 $7,341.57 $6,538.89 $6,128.70 $5,860.00 $5,488.82

Rank Name City State 1 Caleb Smidt Bellville TX 2 Marcos Costa Childress TX 3 Marty Yates Stephenville TX 4 Bryson Sechrist Apache OK 5 Hunter Herrin Apache OK 39 Ben Robinson Innisfail AB 42 Logan Hofer Magrath AB 48 Kyle Lucas Carstairs AB

Earnings $40,379.97 $35,584.32 $34,061.41 $33,859.96 $31,834.52 $8,196.86 $7,816.29 $7,056.03

Earnings $48,865.13 $38,084.56 $35,374.62 $34,232.89 $34,011.69 $18,274.37

TIE DOWN ROPING

Rank Name City State 1 Ty Erickson Helena MT 2 Tyler Waguespack Gonzales LA 3 Luke Branquinho Los Alamos CA 4 Nick Guy Sparta WI 5 Josh Peek Pueblo CO 22 Scott Guenthner Provost AB 44 Tanner Milan Cochrane AB

Earnings $64,452.74 $48,707.04 $27,067.68 $26,769.73 $26,448.82 $11,777.93 $6,973.31

TEAM ROPING (HEADERS)

BULL RIDING

Rank Name City State 1 Erich Rogers Round Rock AZ 2 Luke Brown Stephenville TX 3 Kaleb Driggers Albany GA 4 Dustin Egusquiza Mariana FL 5 Cody Snow Los Olivos CA 30 Levi Simpson Ponoka AB

Earnings $44,853.30 $37,859.95 $36,377.77 $29,300.82 $25,766.07 $8,610.73

Rank Name City State 1 Ty Wallace Collbran CO 2 Garrett Smith Rexburg ID 3 Cole Melancon Liberty TX 4 Roscoe Jarboe New Plymouth ID 5 Sage Kimzey Strong City OK 19 Jordan Hansen Okotoks AB

Rank Name City State 1 Cory Petska Marana AZ 2 Jake Long Coffeyville KS 3 Junior Nogueira Burleson TX 4 Kory Koontz Stephenville TX 5 Russell Cardoza Terrebonne OR 30 Jeremy Buhler Arrowwood AB

Earnings $44,853.30 $37,859.95 $36,377.77 $25,515.40 $25,463.21 $8,610.73

TEAM ROPING (HEELERS)

2017 WPRA WORLD - PRO RODEO STANDINGS BARREL RACING Place Name 1 Tiany Schuster 2 Amberleigh Moore 3 Kathy Grimes 4 Stevi Hillman 5 Kellie Collier

Hometown Krum Salem Medical Lake Weatherford Hereford

State TX OR WA TX TX

Earnings $63,417.76 $29,366.56 $24,581.22 $23,424.13 $23,295.15

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ROAD TO THE CFR Colby Gilbert competing on her stallion, French Streaktorodeo at 2016 Cowtown Pro Rodeo in Maple Creek, Sask.

ONE & ONLY By TIM ELLIS

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HAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A “COMING OUT PARTY” FOR PRO RODEO CANADA ROOKIE BARREL RACER, COLBY GILBERT AT LAST YEAR’S CFR,

INSTEAD TURNED INTO A SCENE FROM A HORROR FLICK IN WHICH SHE HAD A BIT PART AS AN UNSUSPECTING VICTIM OF THE MOVIE’S STAR SLASHER.

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“My head just wasn’t in the game,” confides Gilbert, who didn’t place in any of the six rounds of the Canadian Finals Rodeo last November at Northlands Coliseum. “I’m not sure how to explain it. It was like I wasn’t even there.” It wasn’t a sudden lack of ability or a bout of nervousness on the big stage that derailed Gilbert’s expectations of a top five finish in Edmonton. Her fate was sealed two weeks before the Finals with an unthinkable mishap. “The stud I’d been riding (Rodeo) was at my mom’s place getting ready for the CFR,” begins Gilbert, who was in Lethbridge at nursing school. “My mom called and said he’d tried jumping a barbed wire fence and his blanket got caught on a post.” “Somehow, he ended up with a hematoma around his abdomen. My mom rushed him to the vet in Saskatoon and they performed surgery about a week before CFR but he didn’t survive. It was heartbreaking.” The eight-year-old stud burst on to the pro rodeo scene about mid-June picking up the slack from a six-year-old mare named Famous, which Gilbert used early in the 2016 season to win close to $5,000 by early June. Both horses were loaned to the Maple Creek, Sask., cowgirl by the same owner. “They were both talented horses,” suggests Gilbert, who won $15,486 last season to win the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association barrel racing rookie of the year award. “I was shocked at how well they worked. I never imagined I would make the CFR. I was really privileged to be able to ride them.” “After Rodeo’s accident, my confidence was shaken. All I could think about was how could we get so unlucky after all the momentum we had. To be honest, I wasn’t even interested in going to the CFR. It was one of the worst things I’ve experienced.” But, buoyed by an outpouring of support from across North America through phone calls, texts, emails and social media, and with the loan of horses from her mom and traveling partner, Chelsea Moore, Gilbert made the trip to Edmonton to compete at the Finals. “The horses worked well, there was just a lot of inconsistency all week,” said Gilbert with a sigh, who won the Canadian Cowboys Association barrel racing championship as a rookie in 2014. “It was a big letdown. It still doesn’t feel real.” Gilbert will use Mona, a six-year-old bought from her mom, to start the 2017 pro rodeo campaign on her journey back to the CFR. But she’ll carry the memory of Rodeo along for the ride. “He was special. I won’t ride a stud again. He was my one and only.” c

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Headliners This Year

JUNIOR STEER RIDING Steer Riding will be split into two tiers, based on level of experience, each tier will have one Go-Round and Finals. Contestants must hold a current Amateur Rodeo, High School Rodeo Card or a Pro permit. Contestants for the Junior Steer Riding must be at least 12 years of age on January 1, 2017 and under 15 years of age on December 31, 2016. Helmets and protective vests are mandatory.

Thursday - Charlie Major Friday - Terri Clark Saturday - Gord Bamford

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Regardless of age, there is a minimum standard that each contestant (NSB, NBB, SR) must meet to be eligible to compete in the Stampede Rodeo. Each contestant must have a membership with a recognized rodeo association as noted above and provide proof of three qualified rides in a Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo or four qualified rides at other recognized rodeo association(s). Each contestant must have their own gear.

2014, 2015 & 2016 MEDIUM SIZE RODEO OF THE YEAR

All entries will be made online. Monday, May 15, 8 a.m. MDT –Tuesday, May 16, 2 p.m. MDT (Novice and Steer Riding Only) To see all requirements and event information and make an entry for the 2017 Calgary Stampede Novice and Junior events go to: calgarystampede.com/noviceentries For more information email bmcgrath@calgarystampede.com

101 Stampede

st Teepee Creek

JULY 13–16 2017

tpstampede.ca

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