Rodeo

Jake Burwash of Nanton posts an 82.75 ride on Tiger Warrior during saddle bronc on Day 2 of the Canadian Finals Rodeo at the Peavey Mart Centrium. (Photo by Byron Hackett/Advocate staff)

Central Albertans in the hunt at CFR 47

Lacombe’s Justine Elliott is no stranger to the big stage. The 20-year-old…

 

Ponoka cowgirl Janae McDougall in the short go at nationals in Des Moines, Iowa. (Photo AcentricRodeo)

Ponoka teen has successful barrel racing summer

Local cowgirl does well at provincials, nationals

  • Sep 19, 2021

 

CFR 46 pulled in almost 71,000 fans over six days in 2019. The event was cancelled in 2020 but is expected to go ahead full force in 2021. (Advocate File Photo)

47th Canadian Finals Rodeo on track for November

The 47th running of the Canadian Finals Rodeo is on track. The…

CFR 46 pulled in almost 71,000 fans over six days in 2019. The event was cancelled in 2020 but is expected to go ahead full force in 2021. (Advocate File Photo)
While bars and restaurants aren’t able to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. due to new COVID-19 measures introduced by the Government of Alberta Friday, a few central Alberta rodeos were able to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. (File photo by The Associated Press)

Central Alberta rodeos were able to sell liquor after 10 p.m.

Central Alberta rodeos were exempt from the recently introduced COVID-19 measure requiring…

While bars and restaurants aren’t able to serve alcohol after 10 p.m. due to new COVID-19 measures introduced by the Government of Alberta Friday, a few central Alberta rodeos were able to serve alcohol until 2 a.m. (File photo by The Associated Press)
Dylan Bilton puts on a 77.5-point ride (unofficial score) during the bareback riding competition at the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo celebrates 60 years

For 60 years, the Daines family has brought rodeo action to central…

Dylan Bilton puts on a 77.5-point ride (unofficial score) during the bareback riding competition at the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)
Ponoka's Zane Lambert puts up one of the first qualified rides Friday in bull riding at CFR 46. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)

Ponoka’s Zane Lambert wins season-launch cup series event

Ponoka bull rider Zane Lambert’s 90-point ride propelled him to a win…

Ponoka's Zane Lambert puts up one of the first qualified rides Friday in bull riding at CFR 46. (Photo by BYRON HACKETT/Advocate Staff)
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, is set to go ahead this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mike Olesen hopes large shows will go ahead as scheduled this fall. (Advocate file photo)

‘We’re going full-in,’ says Westerner Park’s CEO about fall schedule of shows

There’s a full line-up of hockey games and trade shows planned

Agri-Trade Equipment Expo, which runs each November at Westerner Park, is set to go ahead this year, after it was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO Mike Olesen hopes large shows will go ahead as scheduled this fall. (Advocate file photo)
Next week will be the 60th running of the Daines Pro Rodeo. The three-day event will feature night-time performances. (Advocate File Photo)

60th annual Daines Pro Rodeo set for next week in central Alberta

The time of year and the start time may have changed, but…

Next week will be the 60th running of the Daines Pro Rodeo. The three-day event will feature night-time performances. (Advocate File Photo)
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Stettler Junior Rodeo series starting Aug. 10

A rodeo series aimed at developing the skills youth need to compete is back for another year

  • Jul 31, 2021
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UPDATE: ‘No More Jason Kenney Pro Rodeo Rally’ near Bowden postponed

A rodeo planned for this weekend in central Alberta has been postponed…

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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).
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
A rodeo south of Bowden drew a huge crowd on May 1 and 2, 2021. (Photo courtesy Mom’s Diner’s Facebook page)
Almost 50 Canadian rodeos have either been cancelled or postponed because of the virus, in a June 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Mouths to feed, no money coming in; rodeo stock contractors feel pandemic pain

CALGARY — Canada’s rodeo stock contractors are caught between bulls and broncs…

Almost 50 Canadian rodeos have either been cancelled or postponed because of the virus, in a June 19, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Almost 50 Canadian rodeos, along with multiple Professional Bull Riders Canada events, were cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic, in a June 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

No call to buck, rodeo bulls and broncs idled by COVID-19 pandemic

CALGARY — Get Smart and Stevie Knicks are lounging in the penthouse…

Almost 50 Canadian rodeos, along with multiple Professional Bull Riders Canada events, were cancelled or postponed because of the pandemic, in a June 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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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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Westerner Park has eye on rodeo finals

Westerner Park has eye on rodeo finals

Canadian Finals Rodeo looking for a new home with closure of Northlands Coliseum

Westerner Park has eye on rodeo finals
Young rodeo competitor will be missed
Young rodeo competitor will be missed
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
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.

Benalto 110th rodeo wows crowds

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.