Dianne FInstad

Hays, Vold have great night

It was a banner night for central Alberta contestants at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.

  • Nov 11, 2011

Central Albertans ride to cash

Some Central Alberta cowboys padded their pockets during Wednesday’s opening performance of the Canadian Finals Rodeo at Rexall Place.

  • Nov 10, 2011

Big comeback for pair of barrel racing horses

A pair of talented barrel horses showed their owners they were right in not giving up on them at the 94th Benalto Pro Rodeo.

Harry Vold pays Ponoka Stampede a visit

There was a special guest at the Ponoka Stampede Wednesday. But it wasn’t his first trip to the world famous rodeo. In fact, legendary rodeo stock contractor Harry Vold was at the very first Ponoka Stampede, 75 years ago.

CFR down to the final day

After a double-header day of rodeo at Rexall Place, the championship races have been narrowed down at the Canadian Finals. A couple have even been determined.

Butterfield bettering the rest of the field at CFR

It’s only taken two nights in Rexall Place for Luke Butterfield to climb to the top of the Canadian standings in the saddle bronc riding.

Hot out of the CFR chutes

Central Alberta cowboys came out blazing in the opening performance of the 37th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.

Cassidy a deserving champ

Curtis Cassidy has done a whole lot of winning this season. He finished the season as the top steer wrestler in both Canada and the world, and on Monday he picked up a beautiful bronze for winning the Alberta championship in steer wrestling for 2010.

Fawcett misses out on rodeo finals

Pain can come in a variety of forms. Two central Alberta cowboys will be experiencing very different kinds of pain next week during the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Neiborg, Pollitt face off for title

Friends, partners and fellow competitors. That’s how Rudy Neiborg and Troy Pollitt describe themselves. And today, in the final performance of the Cowboy Classic Rodeo in Red Deer, they’ll be going head to head for the steer wrestling championship of the Foothills Cowboys Association.

Curtis continues the Cassidy steer wrestling domination at Ponoka (photo gallery)

It’s Christmas in July, and Curtis Cassidy is finally celebrating the season. The five-time Canadian High Point Champion capped off a rich rodeo run by winning the steer wrestling championship at the 74th Ponoka Stampede. He also took the high point award.

Ponoka Stampede creating a living legacy

There’s a bigger payback to the Ponoka Stampede’s efforts than just the fans in the stands. The legacy of the facilities, the families, and the fortunes invested in encouraging rodeo talent is evident when you look at this year’s qualifiers for the finals of the 74th annual event.

Wyzykoski breaks through at Ponoka

Scott Wyzykoski brought a fan club to the Ponoka Stampede Friday afternoon, and he couldn’t let them down.

Big night for Tork

The weather got a little wild Wednesday afternoon at the Ponoka Stampede, when a storm system blew in with a gale force wind, and scattered rodeo fans in search of coats.

Brazile delivers for Daines

If the world’s richest cowboy likes coming to your rodeo, you’ve got a good thing going. The endorsement of seven-time World All Around Champion Trevor Brazile was the best 50th anniversary present Jack Daines could have ever received for his rodeo.

No stopping Kesler stock

The third performance of the Daines Ranch Rodeo went off without a hitch on Friday night.

Herzog at home at Daines Ranch

For many cowboys, the hardest ride to make is the one closest to home.

Timberman steals Night 1 at Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo

It was quite a way to kick off the 50th anniversary of the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo.

Daines rodeo celebrating 50 years

Kevin Costner’s character heard a voice telling him “if you build it, they will come” in the 1989 baseball movie Field of Dreams.

RDC shines at Canadian National College Finals

Red Deer College has a reputation for athletic excellence in many sports. But a quick survey around campus probably wouldn’t yield many students aware of the college’s rodeo stars. Yet they took their turn in the spotlight this past weekend, at the Canadian National College Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.