Rodeo

Mackenzie Skeels was crowned as Miss Rodeo Canada at the Canadian Finals Rodeo on Nov. 4. (File photo)

Mackenzie Skeels crowned as Miss Rodeo Canada

Skeels currently holds the crown for Miss Ponoka Stampede 2022

 

Pictured, rodeo legend Scott Schiffner when he announced his retirement from the sport. Schiffner and Jesse Torkelson run Johansen Brothers Steer Riding School. (Photo by Ben Dartnell)

Steer riding school back in Rimbey

Steer riding school will be running Oct. 28, 29 and 30

 

Lonnie West of Cadogan rides for 93.25 points aboard Hard Not to Get during the Ponoka Stampede Showdown finals. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

PHOTOS: Ponoka Stampede Showdown wrap up

The Ponoka Stampede wrapped on July 3 with their always popular showdown.…

 

Cole Goodine rides for 83 points in the bareback event during the Ponoka Stampede on July 3. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)

Ponoka Stampede Finals set up incredible showdown

The final day of competition is complete at the Ponoka Stampede and…

Cole Goodine rides for 83 points in the bareback event during the Ponoka Stampede on July 3. (Kevin Sabo/Black Press News Media)
Sikapinakii Low Horn has been named the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess for 2022. (Calgary Stampede Twitter photo)

Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess crowned

By John Watson Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Strathmore Times Sikapinakii Low Horn…

  • Jun 9, 2022
Sikapinakii Low Horn has been named the Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess for 2022. (Calgary Stampede Twitter photo)
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Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede returning for 13th edition in June

Rodeo action is just days away from returning to the Town of…

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An event photo from the 2019 Ponoka Stampede. (Black Press file photo).

Ponoka Stampede is postponed due to pandemic

Organizers are considering later dates in 2021

An event photo from the 2019 Ponoka Stampede. (Black Press file photo).
Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: High School Rodeo action

AHRA D2 Battle River High School Rodeo was held at in Ponoka Sept. 12 and 13

Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox
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Eckville’s annual Bull Arena and Indoor Rodeo cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in the economy are cited as the reason for cancellation

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RODEO HEROES - CFR Champions Tanner Girletz and Roland McFadden attended Red Deer’s bid to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer places bid to host Canadian Finals Rodeo starting in 2018

The bidding group hosted a committee from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

RODEO HEROES - CFR Champions Tanner Girletz and Roland McFadden attended Red Deer’s bid to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
CANDY - Children lined the streets of Benalto hoping to fill up their stash of candy from the rodeo parade on July 8. PHOTO BY MEGAN ROTH/ECKVILLE ECHO

100 years of reodeo action made possible by the volunteers

The Benalto Fair and Stampede marked its 100th anniversary over the weekend

CANDY - Children lined the streets of Benalto hoping to fill up their stash of candy from the rodeo parade on July 8. PHOTO BY MEGAN ROTH/ECKVILLE ECHO
Riding in rodeos is not easy, take it from boys’ steer rider Beau Gardner, from Arrowwood, Alta., who almost immediately went sideways during his ride friday night.

Pro rodeo cheered on by many in Benalto

Benalto marked their 100th rodeo with amazing talent and many events

Riding in rodeos is not easy, take it from boys’ steer rider Beau Gardner, from Arrowwood, Alta., who almost immediately went sideways during his ride friday night.
RODEO DONATION - John Bystrom [left], and Neal Arksey with the Benalto Ag Society accept a cheque from Doug Blatz, with Squeeky Kleen Car Wash. Blatz presented a cheque for $4,000 to the Ag Society, which go towards the purchase of a calf chute [pictured in the background]. This year marks the the centennial anniversary of one of the oldest rodeos in North America: the Benalto Fair and Stampede.                                Photo submitted by Doug Blatz

Photo: Donation to Benalto Rodeo

Doug Lantz from Squeeky Kleen Car Wash donated $4,000 to the Benalto Ag Society.

  • Jun 29, 2017
RODEO DONATION - John Bystrom [left], and Neal Arksey with the Benalto Ag Society accept a cheque from Doug Blatz, with Squeeky Kleen Car Wash. Blatz presented a cheque for $4,000 to the Ag Society, which go towards the purchase of a calf chute [pictured in the background]. This year marks the the centennial anniversary of one of the oldest rodeos in North America: the Benalto Fair and Stampede.                                Photo submitted by Doug Blatz