Rodeo

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…

 

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
Red Deer County’s Dylan Bilton holds on for a wild eight seconds during the Benalto Fair and Stampede on July 7. Despite staying on the bucking bronco for the required time, Bilton’s second hand momentarily came into contact with the saddle horn, disqualifying his ride. PHOTO BY MEGAN ROTH/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

Results from the 100th Benalto rodeo

The top three performers in each event from the weekend

Red Deer County’s Dylan Bilton holds on for a wild eight seconds during the Benalto Fair and Stampede on July 7. Despite staying on the bucking bronco for the required time, Bilton’s second hand momentarily came into contact with the saddle horn, disqualifying his ride. PHOTO BY MEGAN ROTH/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
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/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS

100 years of rodeo 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/SYLVAN LAKE NEWS
Red Deer County’s Dylan Bilton holds on for a wild eight seconds during the Benalto Fair and Stampede on July 7. Despite staying on the bucking bronco for the required time, Bilton’s second hand momentarily came into contact with the saddle horn, disqualifying his ride.

Updated: Pro rodeo cheered on by many in Benalto

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

Red Deer County’s Dylan Bilton holds on for a wild eight seconds during the Benalto Fair and Stampede on July 7. Despite staying on the bucking bronco for the required time, Bilton’s second hand momentarily came into contact with the saddle horn, disqualifying his ride.