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EDMONTON’S PREMIER WESTERN EVENTS SHINE

Courtesy of Northlands

EDMONTON, AB (November 12, 2017) – For the past five days, Northlands was honoured to host the 44th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair International from November 8 – 12 at Northlands Coliseum and the Edmonton EXPO Centre. Two of Edmonton’s largest annual events spurred western excitement throughout the Northlands grounds and the entire city of Edmonton, with a combined attendance of 191,397.

“We are proud of the incredible growth achieved by Farmfair International,” said Tim Reid, President and CEO, Northlands. “The success of this event further demonstrates the importance of agriculture to Northlands and to Alberta’s economy. Farmfair is an integral part of the future of Northlands as we embrace our agricultural roots moving forward.”

The 44th edition of Farmfair International drew a record 101,129 guests to the Edmonton EXPO Centre to take in cattle shows and sales, equine events, the Heritage Ranch Rodeo, RAM Country Marketplace and more. This a 5.8% increase over last year’s record breaking attendance, and the first time Farmfair International has attracted more than 100,000 guests. Farmfair International brought 140 international buyers from 14 countries together to conduct business, trade industry knowledge and to purchase top-quality genetics from Alberta producers. The number of international buyers is up 55% over last year. With more than 1,500 head of livestock exhibited including more than 1,000 head of purebred cattle, the 2017 edition of Farmfair International was one of the biggest yet.

From humble beginnings in 1974, the first Canadian Finals Rodeo drew 24,000 guests to the Edmonton Gardens. In its 44th and final year at Northlands Coliseum, 90, 268 guests took in six action-packed performances over five days. This is a 3.3% increase over last year’s attendance. As the largest indoor rodeo in Canada, 108 competitors chased the dream for championship buckles and their share of more than $1.5 million in prize money. The Roadhouse presented by TD brought live performances to the Edmonton EXPO Centre on Friday and Saturday including Dallas Smith’s Side Effects Tour presented by Old Camp, as well as Tanya Tucker and Aaron Pritchett to keep the party going after CFR performances.

“Fans of the Canadian Finals Rodeo came out to show their support and demonstrated the impact this event has on our local economy,” said Tim Reid, President and CEO, Northlands. “We thank the CFR fans for their support and loyalty over the last 44 years. This is not goodbye but see you later.”

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Where to Dine in Edmonton, During the CFR & PBR Global Cup

Edmonton, Alberta – If you’re coming to the city for the 44th Canadian Finals Rodeo or for the inaugural Professional Bull Riders Global Cup, you’re going to be in and around the heart of downtown Edmonton.

Instead of going to Boston Pizza, The Keg or Ruth’s Chris, I have compiled a list of some delicious restaurants you should check out, Lipstick and Cowboy Boots approved of course. All of which are within 10km of Northlands Coliseum and even closer from Rogers Place.

If you don’t feel like driving the dually downtown, I don’t blame you. Call an Uber. Download the app, it is SO easy to use and is cheaper than a cab. Plus you can watch on your phone how close they are to you! The LRT also runs downtown and is an option.

I have made this really handy for you. If you click the name of the resturant it will take you to Google Maps, but if you read through, you’ll find each restaurants website at the bottom of each write up!

You’re welcome! 

Bodega Tapas & Wine Bar, 10220 103 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4A1
5km from Northlands Coliseum
This is my favourite place in Edmonton. Opens at 4:30pm. Its small, but has a large group table in the middle. What are Tapas? They are shareable dishes. So the majority of whats on the menu, you order to share with the table. There are a few bowls for one, but get in on the sharing action! If you have me on Snapchat, you’ve probably looked at every dish on the menu. (Sorry for pretending to be a food critic hipster, taking photos of my food)
Favourite dishes on the menu include but are not limited to: Bacon Wrapped Dates, Patatas Bravas, Crimini Mushrooms, Angus Skirt Steak, Garlic Prawns, Piri Piri Calamari, and the beef and lamb Empandillas. To finish it off, I LOVE the House Passionfruit Cheesecake or the Crema Catalina.
At first the dishes will start coming out and you won’t think its enough to eat, so you keep ordering more dishes, and then once its time to consider dessert, you’re wishing you wore your thanksgiving stretchy pants. Just unbutton your Wranglers and get the dessert!
Fave drink here – red or white sangria. Both are delicious.
Parking lot is across from La Boheme, you won’t get towed, or street parking.
Website with menu – www.bodegahighlands.ca

El Cortez Mexican Kitchen + Tequila Bar, 8230 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB T6E 4B2
8km from Northlands Coliseum
El Cortez makes you feel like you’re not in the North Pole, instead you made a run for the border and you’re in the heart of Mexico. They have weird but interesting video snippets playing on the wall, occasionally have a DJ come in, and ALWAYS have great tacos!
Favourite dish on their menu is the VALENTINA’S FRIED CAULIFLOWER with Aji Aioli Dip.
Fave taco there is the Cinnamon Braised Pork,
Fave drink here – Sangria.
Parking lot across the street.
Website with menu – http://www.elcortezcantina.com

Tres Carnales Taqueria, 10119 100A St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0R5
5km drive from Northlands Coliseum or you can take the train.
This restaurant was my first Taco love. It is small and usually has a line but they are fast and the food is worth the wait. Great option for those of you headed to the ladies fashion show at the Westin. Its within stumbling distance.
Favourite dish to start is the Papas Fritas, which is fried chunks of Russett potatoes topped with a guajillo chile chimmichurri, queso fresco and cilantro.
Fave taco is the El Pastor (Pork)
Fave drink here – you guessed it, the Sangria.
Parking – minimal street parking, but there is a parkade around the corner. I will cross my fingers CFR44 & the PBR Global Cup aren’t coming with a blizzard and forty below temps!
Website with menu – http://trescarnales.com

Meat, 8216 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4E5
8km from Northlands Coliseum
If all you want is a rack of ribs, fried chicken or smoked chicken, may I suggest Meat. They do have a few sandwiches as well. Sides are ordered separately. Its all delicious! You’ll leave with a full belly and the meat sweats.
Favourite drink here – Kentucky Mule (Bourbon)
Parking – find a lot and walk down Whyte, or test your luck and see if there is street parking.
Website with menu – http://meatfordinner.com

Sicilian Pasta Kitchen, 11239 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 0L5
6km from Northlands Coliseum (There is also a south side location if you’re staying on the south side of the city.)
If you want pasta, may I suggest not stopping at Olive Garden and checking out the Sicilian Pasta Kitchen instead? Seriously, you’ll thank me later.
My favourite dish was a lobster stuffed ravioli which I am not seeing on the menu, BUT, you could order anything on the menu and feel like you’re in Italy for the evening. Their in-house prepared tiramisu has been hailed as Edmonton’s best.
Website with menu – www.sicilianpastakitchendowntown.com

Blue Plate Diner, 10145 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7
5.5km from Northlands Coliseum
GREAT BREAKFAST HERE I am told.
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, and a kids menu, the Blue Plate Diner has you covered. Again, I have never personally been here before, but have always heard great reviews of the place.
Parking – there are pay-parking lots close by.
Website with menu – www.blueplatediner.ca

Rose & Crown Pub, 10235 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3G1
4.5km from Northlands Coliseum
Pub food, close to Northlands, with a dinner, lunch and kids menu, along with daily specials. Hidden gem I think!
Website with Menu – www.roseandcrownedmonton.com

Local Jasper, 11228 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5K 2V2
 6.5km from Northlands Coliseum
This is a bit of a chain restaurant, similar to Joeys or Earls but its a safe bet if you’re scared of everything else I have recommended so far. Kids are welcome here. Board games, shuffle board etc available to play while you wait.
Favourite dish here would be the Fried Chicken Sandwich.
Fave drink – Kung Fu Punch. Tastes like juice, packs a punch..
Parking – I believe there is a parking lot here, or street parking.
Website with menu – www.localjasperave.com

Sherlock Holmes Pub, 10012 101A Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0P5
5km from Northlands Coliseum
Pub food, around the corner from the Westin, so ladies who are headed to the fashion show, looking for a drink and quick bite to eat before the rodeo, this is a great option (as is Tres Carnales, its just a little longer walk.)
Daily specials, and brunch available for those who don’t wake up early enough for breakfast..
Website with menu – www.thesherlockspubs.com

Northern Chicken, 10704 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H1
7km from Northlands Coliseum
I have not been to Northern Chicken but have been recommended to go here. Judging by the photos on their website, I need to check it out ASAP.
Closed on Wednesdays
Website with menu –www.northchickenyeg.com

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse, 9929 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H6
10km from Northlands Coliseum or take the train
I have never actually ate here, but know many people who have and they all rant and rave about it. If you go to Pampa, let me know what you think!
Website with menu – http://pampasteakhouse.com/edmonton/

Rge Rd, 10643 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P2
7km from Northlands Coliseum
Though I have not been here myself, I am still adding it on the list because this restaurant has been named #1 in Avenue Magazine for best steak and best overall restaurant in Edmonton.
Website with menu – www.rgerd.ca

Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival at the Shaw Conference Centre
5km from Northlands Coliseum
If you’re looking for something else to do while in the city, check out the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival November 10th and 11th. Purchase tickets and pick which wines you’d like to try out, and some of the best desserts and appys.
Event tickets do not include food tickets. Must be purchased separately.
Website – https://www.rockymountainwine.com/event/edmonton/event-details/

Eat Clean St. Albert
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative through out the week, I will HIGHLY recommend Eat Clean St.Albert. Dan and Stacey will meal prep for you and all you have to do is order. You can either pick up at their location or you can choose the delivery option. Check out their Facebook page or their website for all options!
http://eatcleangrill.com

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The Cloverleaf Sale – Futurity, Derby & Sale Results


Futurity Results

1st- Laci Suitor FAMOUS LITTLE BUGGAR 17.590 $1216
2nd- Kim Gertowski SR FAMOUSINPARADISE 17.821 $912
3rd- Chad Muldoon NINETYNINE ELCAMOONO 17.833 $608
4th- Pam Havens STRAIGHT BACK TA FAME 17.884 $304
5th- Chelsea Moore LEROY 17.986

Derby Results

1st- Melissa Resch GO BAD MAN GO 17.560 $640
2nd- Virginia Foran LITTLE DREAM WEAVER 17.646 $480
3rd- Rene LeClercq SPECIAL N TINY 17.981 $320
4th- Shauna Cole MARTHAS GOLD 18.185 $160
5th- Twylla Bruhn GOOSES DONALD DUCK 18.267

Results to be posted after the sale.
Sale begins at 5PM and will be on the Three Step Quarter Horse Facebook page LIVE. The preview will be on the same page at 12PM where horses will have five minutes in the arena and are asked to make a run (to the horses ability)

The Cloverleaf Sale Results

Lot 1 – ZS GOTTA SMOOTH ALIBI $3,500
Lot 2 – VON FILLINIC -PASS
Lot 3 – BAR F SUGAR PAM $2,400
Lot 4 – SCRATCH
Lot 5 – UNLEASH THE ICE $4,000
Lot 6 – MISS FLASHY MERCEDES $3000
Lot 7 – JXL DELIGHTFUL CHIC $700
Lot 8 – ZS ZIPPYHIPPIE $2,400
Lot 9 – LECTRIC LILY BAR $1,000
Lot 10 – CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE $4,750
Lot 11 – ALG LITTLE AMIGO -PASSED
Lot 12 – HANKS VEGAS SHOWMAN-PASSED
Lot 13 – BULLYS JACKIE JOH-PASSED
Lot 14 – UNLEASHED THE FIRE $4,500
Lot 15 – QUICK MOVIN GUY-PASSED
Lot 16 – HD COLOR ME REBEL-PASSED
Lot 17 – CHICKS PERFECT BABY $9,750 HIGH SELLER
Lot 18 – RAISIN THE GO $7,600
Lot 19 – BAR F BEE JAY $900
Lot 20 – DUSTY TATOR BUG $1,250
Lot 21 – STRIKERS GINGER PINE-PASSED
Lot 22 – DQ DELIGHT $8,500
Lot 23 – DK BANKIN ON FAME $8,600
Lot 24 – CAUGHT ME ON THE 99-PASSED
Lot 25 – SPECIAL GLOW -SCRATCH
Lot 26 – RAISIN THE MOON DR -PASSED
Lot 27 – SURFER -PASSED
Lot 28 – THE ORIGINAL GANGSTER-PASSED
Lot 29 – THINGS GETN WESTERN $700
Lot 30 – DDD MC CLASSY DASH-PASSED
Lot 31 – DK FAMOUS FWF $8,500
Lot 32 – VEGAS CHROME $5,150
Lot 33 – GS COWBOY WAY -SCRATCH
Lot 34 – MLR STREAK FOUREL VIS-PASSED
Lot 35 – RADICAL GOLD SCRIBBLZ $4,700

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Top 15 in the WPRA Headed to Las Vegas

This is the UNOFFICIAL list of the top 15 barrel racers in the WPRA who should be heading to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas, thanks to Miles McNarland, who keeps tabs on this all year long! As official results come in from the WPRA, I will update this post!

The number one cowgirl, Tiany Schuster and her horse Showmance, are ahead of Stevi Hillman who is occupying second position by $65,319, unofficially. The next closest by money won in the rough stock and timed events is bull riding sensation Sage Kimzey, who has won $234,136.27 in his 2017 season, then Tuf Cooper with $211,927.32.

Canada will be sending 9 of their best south of the border for finals, including Jordan Hansen, Tanner Milan, Scott Guenther, Jake Vold, Orin Ellis, Clay Elliot, Zeke Thurston, Layton Green, and Jeremy Buhler who will not be competing with his roping partner Levi Simpson as Simpson fell into the crying hole. Buhler will be roping with Tom Richards. Thanks to Ted Stovin with Everything Cowboy for the update. To learn more, check out his story here.

1 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $250,016.98 90
2 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $177,791.92 92
3 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $130,536.75 46
4 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $120,852.11 50
5 Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $115,162.81 24
6 Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, WA $111,785.38 45
7 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $97,778.87 66
8 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $93,438.32 57
9 Taci Bettis (R) Round Top, TX $93,222.32 66
10 Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, NM $91,376.73 74
11 Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $86,019.79 88
12 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX $83,741.30 90
13 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $83,342.23 96
14 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $77,490.74 83
15 Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, UT $73,819.70 58


16 Sherry Cervi Marana, AZ $73,015.80 76
17 Emily Miller Weatherford, OK $71,704.09 79
18 Jana Bean Ft Hancock, TX $70,654.26 92
19 Jackie Ganter Abilene, TX $68,758.99 96
20 Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, AR $62,607.25 86

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WPRA Standings as of September 18th

Two weeks remain to fight for a chance to run down the alley of the Thomas and Mack this December in Las Vegas, Nevada. See whose in it, and whose damn close!

When the dust settles and the final rodeo of the 2017 season is finished, the top 15 will be on the road to the WNFR!

** standings courtesy of wpra.com

1 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $249,358.98 88
2 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $176,551.88 89
3 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $127,227.21 42
4 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $120,852.11 50
5 Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $115,201.07 24
6 Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, WA $111,808.00 45
7 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $95,685.49 63
8 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $93,461.59 57
9 Taci Bettis (R) Round Top, TX $92,914.47 64
10 Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, NM $91,376.73 74
11 Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $85,762.94 84
12 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX $83,288.93 88
13 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $80,052.23 94
14 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $74,719.64 79
15 Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, UT $73,282.78 57
16 Emily Miller Weatherford, OK $71,602.81 75
17 Sherry Cervi Marana, AZ $70,295.84 70
18 Jackie Ganter Abilene, TX $68,758.99 94
19 Jana Bean Ft Hancock, TX $67,543.62 87
20 Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, AR $61,369.66 84
21 Carmel Wright Roy, MT $57,606.44 80
22 Kelly Tovar Rockdale, TX $56,575.44 68
23 Christine Laughlin Pueblo, CO $54,372.48 64
24 Tammy Fischer Ledbetter, TX $52,319.89 69
25 Carley Richardson Pampa, TX $51,674.38 57
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Leather N’ Lace Weekend in Ponoka Alberta

PONOKA, Alberta – Over $300,000 was won this weekend at the Calnash Ag Events Centre during The Breeze, The Runaway and the LeathernLace Open barrel races, hosted by Leather n’ Lace owner Laci Fyfe-Shock.

2016 was the first year The Runaway was hosted. The event sold out in less than a minute, filling 155 slots at $750 a piece, making a 3D slot race with a seven tenths split. Because of the huge success of this event, Laci decided to host another; The Breeze. This time being a $1780 entry fee with only 115 slots, and decided to make it a 2D slot race with a one second split. An open jackpot was also held Friday and Saturday afternoon with about 500 runs between the two days.


The clock was ticking the last few days leading up to The Breeze and Sam Smith could not seem to get a bite on renting her slot as she had no horse currently sound and able to run in the race.

A last minute deal with her friend Callahan Crossley, ended up paying off when Callahan ran a 17.053 on her great horse Brownie. The slot originally belonged to photographer and barrel racer, Kaylee-Jo Fawcett (Henkelman).

The deal they made ended up giving Kaylee-Jo $5,000 sending Sam and Callahan $22,500 each.

When asked what Sam is doing with the money she jokingly said, “It’s already gone, I paid some vet bills.”


For Christa Winsnes she had to come home with money from The Runaway, or it meant the shoes were being pulled from her horses feet and her season was over. Her and her husband Willy had discussed that this was it for money being put into barrel racing and rodeo for the season after a tough year with cattle prices. Christa and her mare Sasha have really been clicking this season and running a lot faster than she ran in The Runaway. After stopping the clock at a 18.308, Winsnes was not a happy women, storming out of the arena.

Her husband walked up to the trailer with pep in his step. Smiling he asked, “Do you want to see your run?” to which Christa replied, “Why are you smiling? No! Burn the video!” Willy said, “Do you know where you’re sitting with that run? Carman ran a 16.906, you were an 18.308.”

Christa’s face dropped,  thinking of what they could get done with $20,000 if she held on to the top spot in the 3D. They stayed out by the trailer, packed up and checked Rodeo-Go for results, scared to go back in.

After they packed up the trailer, they decided to go back into the building to watch the last five horses. They ran into friends who already congratulated her on her win. “No, no not yet! There are five horses to run.” Christa said.

“We called family members and said, ‘say a prayer, this might happen for us.’.”

Charlene Humphrey told Christa someone would have to run a thousandth of a second faster than her to bump her, the odds of that happening were slim. Christa told her it wasn’t real until the last horse ran, knowing anything is possible at a jackpot.

Finally Laci announced the money earners, and reality hit. They were going home with $20,000.

“You know, you don’t really win the 3D, you fall into it, and the luck of falling into it at this race, its something else; it’s surreal.” smiled Christa.


Check out these fast runs from The Breeze

Pays out as follows:

1D
1st -$50,000  Callahan Crossley on Brownie 17.053
2nd -$30,000  Taylor Jacob on Honour Thy Frenchman 1
3rd -$5,000   Shannon Blakely on Major Dry Bar 17.160
4th -$5,000 Carman Pozzobon on Ripn Lady 17.180
5th – Jenny Traub on LL Invidious 17.253

2D
1st -$50,000  Melissa Duff on Why Not This Man 18.073
2nd -$30,000  Abby Miller on Guy 18.081
3rd -$5,000   Del Bieleny on Chicklet Lena 18.081
4th -$5,000   Nicole Haughian 18.102
5th –

Check out Carman Pozzobon’s new arena record and other great runs from The Runaway!

Pays out as follows:

1D
1st -$20,0000 Carman Pozzobon on Ripn Lady 16.906
2nd -$10,000 Bailee Switzer on Joans Special Alibi 17.208
3rd -$2,000 Brook Swaffield on Time Line In Command 17.230
4th -$2,000 Jaime Hinton on The Goob 17.241
5th – Judy Veer on Rushstone 17.311

2D
1st -$20,0000 Nina Smith on Cloud Grey 17.610
2nd -$10,000 Regan Tebb on Concerned About Cash 17.618
3rd -$2,000 Lauren Byrne 17.673
4th -$2,000 Pamela Jacob Purves on JT Sizzle Smoky Bee 17.674
5th Kim Gertowski on Letta Shawne Bug 17.710

3D
1st -$20,0000 Christa Winsnes on Sheisbyu 18.308
2nd -$10,000 Allison Thompson on Palmer 18.326
3rd -$2,000 Alex Keras on Simply Bad 18.343
4th -$2,000 Carolyn Knapp on Lynx Java Honor 18.344
5th Carla Popescu on Quick N Frosty 18.347

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Current W.P.R.A World Standings as of July 26th

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- I know I just did a world standings post after the Calgary Stampede, but another huge paying rodeo was on this weekend and shifted the standings yet again. Of course this will continue to happen right ’til the last rodeo of the season, but this is important.

Hailey Kinsel, the same college student who won RFD-TV’s The American this past February for 1/3 of a MILLION dollars on her 5 year old mare named Sister who is by Dinero aka PC Frenchmans Hayday, oh, and also won a College National Finals Rodeo title, won The Days of ’47 rodeo this past weekend, which paid $50,000 to first, plus the qualifying rounds, which send Kinsel from sitting in the 20’s, maybe it was even the 30’s, up to 7th spot with $92,812.19 after 47 rodeos attended. HOW EXCITING!!

The silver medalist, Kellie Tovar moved to 22nd and bronze medalist Lisa Lockhart moved to 9th position in the world rodeo standings.

Canadians Kirsty White and Carman Pozzobon are 32nd and 33rd respectively!

OH, and Tiany Schuster has almost a $100,000 ($97,961.10) lead over second place cowgirl, Stevi Hillman. No big deal..

Excited to watch how the standings play out the remainder of this season! Will we see Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi make a return to the bright lights of Vegas and finally get to watch the record setting Mona run at the T&M? Will Sydni Blanchard make it back? Will Amberleigh and Paige run again and break the arena record this year? I cannot wait to find out!


Standings courtesy of the WPRA–>

1 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $229,279.82 63
2 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $131,318.53 62
3 Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $115,201.07 20
4 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $112,500.60 34
5 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $106,751.81 37
6 Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, WA $99,804.79 28
7 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $92,812.19 47
8 Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $73,451.97 55
9 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $67,642.11 34
10 Emily Miller Weatherford, OK $66,189.48 45
11 Taci Bettis (R) Round Top, TX $63,453.31 48
12 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $61,404.53 56
13 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX$54,318.68 53
14 Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, UT $51,730.41 34
15 Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, AR $51,629.15 52
16 Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, NM $51,334.25 44
17 Tammy Fischer Ledbetter, TX $49,212.45 56
18 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $48,826.05 48
19 Taylor Langdon Aubrey, TX $45,574.64 45
20 Carley Richardson Pampa, TX$45,074.60 38
21 Sherry Cervi Marana, AZ $43,848.12 37
22 Kelly Tovar Rockdale, TX $42,469.18 45
23 Cayla Small Bokchito, OK $40,261.91 41
24 Sabra O’Quinn (G) Ocala, FL $39,791.37 42
25 Jackie Ganter Abilene, TX $39,447.93 61
26 Sidney Forrest Lipan, TX $36,145.34 52
27 Jana Bean Ft Hancock, TX $36,102.27 50
28 Carmel Wright Roy, MT $35,699.73 48
29 Ericka Nelson Century, FL $35,366.56 60
30 Christine Laughlin Pueblo, CO$33,303.02 41
31 Jordan Moore Mauston, WI $33,000.69 47
32 Kirsty White Maricopa, AZ $32,432.23 22
33 Carman Pozzobon Aldergrove, BC $32,229.10 21
34 Shelby Janssen Coleman, OK $32,033.10 63
35 Tracy Nowlin Nowata, OK $31,892.57 34
36 Sammi Bessert Grand Junction , CO$29,785.80 27
37 Kim Schulze Larkspur, CO $28,842.32 31
38 Nicole Laurence Cresson, TX $28,456.15 48
39 Jane Melby Bokchito, OK $28,263.78 47
40 Laura Kennedy Quitman, AR $28,129.91 59
41 Michele McLeod Whitesboro, TX $28,100.88 62
42 Jaime Hinton Bulverde, TX $27,082.05 38
43 Mary Walker (G) Ennis, TX $26,282.39 39
44 Lori Todd Willcox, AZ $26,104.94 24
45 Jana Griemsman Piedmont, SD $25,818.53 25
46 Fallon Taylor Collinsville, TX $25,687.64 16
47 Nikki Hansen Dickinson, ND $24,157.40 25
48 Jessica Telford Caldwell, ID $23,682.42 37
49 Trula Churchill Valentine, NE $23,537.05 37
50 Brooke Rix Skidmore, TX $23,230.16 34

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LCB Barrel Report July 21st-23rd

Edmonton, AB – The inaugural K-Days rodeo has come and gone, and is making huge waves in the CPRA standings. For many, this rodeo has been a game changer as the rodeo had $50,000 added in each event with entry fees being $300, making for an outstanding payday, and an opportunity to make the Canadian Finals Rodeo

The K-Days rodeo ladies barrel racing champion Crystal Christman, decided to make a few adjustments during this past weekend after a chat with her husband.

“My husband showed me some video of how I was riding in the spring as opposed to recently, and I used that to help make some adjustments. As well, we changed bits in Kennedy to a combination chain that I haven’t used in about 15 years. Kennedy was a turning point towards improvement. I haven’t ever seasoned a horse out on the trail and I am so very grateful to all of the friends and family who have helped me along the way. It’s a bit of a dream come true to walk among this community and call them not just mentors but also my friends.” she said.

“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to run at K-Days, but coming in as an alternate against the tough field of barrel racers up there, I didn’t have any expectations. We went in with the game plan to make our best run and enjoy the experience of coming down that particular alley. Lenny handled it all like he had been there a hundred times before. He was content to have his friend in the alley with him. When he came up the alley so calm and I let him pick his path to the first without bothering his face, I knew he was going to put a run together. It just felt so right. I didn’t know how fast it was going to be but it felt wonderful to have that trust back and make a smooth run. It was pretty surreal to hear the announcer say those three magical words ‘a new leader.’ ”

What could make this win even better? “Making a victory lap on my daughters horse made it that much more special.” Crystal said.

“I hope to continue to build trust with Lenny over the rest of the season. Binger is nearly healed up from a nasty cut and he is itching to get a chance to run this year as well! Peyton, Sterling and I will head to Medicine Hat and Bonnyville this week. I’m not sure where things will end up, but our family is so grateful to able to spend the time together doing what we love.”
Christman was sitting in 32nd position with just $3,838.02 won (standings including up to Teepee Creek Stampede) but by winning K-Days and roughly $11,446.00, it will move her to the top ten in the standings.

The K-Days rodeo paid 15 holes in the barrel racing, with last hole paying about $572. To be eligible to run at this rodeo you had to be in the top ten in the PRCA or WPRA from the 2016 standings, top CPRA 2016 standings (previously not qualified), top five in the PRCA/WPRA standings as of June 26th, 2017 (previously not qualified) ad top five CPRA 2017 standings as of June 26th, 2017 (not previously not qualified). If those who were qualified to enter did not enter, they went down the list.

The rodeo was great for CPRA and PRCA contestants as the money counts towards standings, but was not a WPRA approved rodeo, so a few WPRA competitors did not make it up to Edmonton as the money would’ve just been money in their pockets or to count towards CPRA standings, and for some, the CFR is not on their mind; The WNFR is instead.


The Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo was held in Salt Lake City, Utah this weekend, and yesterday the $50,000 Gold Medal winner was none other than the 2017 RFD-TV American winner, Hailey Kinsel. What a year her and Sis are having!

Sis aka DM Sissy Hayday is a gorgeous huge palomino by PC Frenchmans Hayday and out of Royal Sissy Irish who is by Royal Shake Em. The duo took home a grand total of $87,000 from the gold medal games and has punched her ticket to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas, Nevada! This win should move Kinsel into the top 3 of the WPRA standings from 24th!


Check out this weekends results from the CPRA, LRA and WRA below.

Fairview Rodeo – results courtesy of the WRA
1. Molly Marquardt, 17.415; 2. Shannon Blakely, 17.507; 3. Kerstin Bennett, 17.563; 4. Christine Drisner, 17.599; 5. Lisa Trach, 17.599; 6. Brianna Baudin, 17.692; 6. Sierra Stuckel, 17.692; 8. Taylor Schmidt, 17.720;

Manning Rodeo – results courtesy of the WRA
1.Sayward Flynn, 17.841; 2. Shannon Blakely, 17.907; 3. Shelby Swain, 17.943; 4. Bryce Fischer, 17.966; 5. Traci Priessel, 17.985; 6. Sandra Carter, 17.997;

Hinton Rodeo – results courtesy of the LRA
1.Brianna Baudin, 17.846; 2. Taylor Schmidt, 17.901; 3. Sandra Carter, 17.903; 3. Traci Beckman 17.903; 5. Candace Lefebvre, 17.955; 6. Shannon Blakely, 17987; 7. Lisa Trach, 18.025; 8. Tristan Johner, 18.054;

Lamont Rodeo – results courtesy of the LRA
1.Shannon Blakely, 15.928; 2. Traci Beckman 15.988; 3. Rachel Jones, 16.053; 4. Brianna Baudin 16.097; 5. Molly Marquardt, 16.103; 6. Brittany Dommasch 16.127; 7. Katie Sloan, 16.146; 8. Kali Kott, 16.210;

K-Days Rodeo, Edmonton, Ab – results courtesy of the CPRA
1. Crystal Christman, 14.726, $11,446.00; 2. Diane Skocdopole, 14.736, $9156.80; 3. Taylor Jacob, 14.739, $7439.90; 4. Sarah Gerard, 14.785, $5723; 5. Kellie Collier, 14.837, $4578.40; 6. Kendra Edey, 14.843, $3433.80; 7. Callahan Crossley, 14.848, $2861.50; 8. Rene Leclercq, 14.867, $2575.35; 9. Kirsty White, 14.888, $2289.20; 10. Nicole Pana, 14.911, $2003.05; 11. Shalayne Lewis, 14.941, $1716.90; 12. Bobbie Goodwin, 14.961, $1430.75; 13. Sydney Daines, 14.970, $1144.60; 14. Brett Wills, 15.066, $858.45; 15. Nancy Csabay, 15.075, $572.30

Morris Stampede & Exhibition, Morris, MB – results courtesy of the CPRA
1. Sydney Daines, 17.515 seconds, $2455.28; 2. Rebecca Miller, 17.690, $2086.99; 3. Cranna Roberts, 17.733, $1718.70; 4. Carman Pozzobon, 17.808, $1473.17; 5. Sarah Gerard, 17.878, $1227.64; 6. Shayna Weir, 17.913, $859.35; 7. Shaylee McMann, 17.920, $613.82; 8. Casey Dacyk, 17.953, $491.06; 9. Lana Sproule, 18.003, $429.67; 10. Jackie Ganter, 18.052, $368.29; 11. Brett Wills, 18.053, $368.29; 12. Rusty Rae Quam, 18.222, $245.53

Moose Mountain Pro Rodeo, Kennedy, Saskatchewan – results courtesy of the CPRA
1. Shayna Weir, 16.204 seconds, $1258.62; 2. Lynette Brodoway, 16.230, $1078.82; 3. Kendra Edey, 16.245, $899.01; 4. Lane Wills, 16.289, $779.15; 5. Cranna Roberts, 16.296, $599.34; 6. Colby Gilbert, 16.309, $479.47; 7. Kirsty White, 16.394, $359.60; 8. Laura Stokes, 16.434, $239.73; 9. Casey Dacyk, 16.450, $179.80; 10. Carman Pozzobon, 16.485, $119.87

Arena Chatter

Current W.P.R.A Standings as of July 18th

Leduc, Ab – Calgary money has been added to the mix of things for W.P.R.A standings. For Tiany Schuster just $50,000 of the $100,000 will be included in her total WPRA earnings, plus her pool earnings for a total of $61,750 to count towards standings from her grand total of $111,750 won.

Nellie Miller who was a replacement for 2016 Calgary Stampede Champion Mary Burger, won $35,500 during her time at in Calgary and has moved into third position in the world standings.

Check out who is in the top 50 below. Standings courtesy of wpra.com

Place
Name
Hometown
Total
Rodeos Attended
1 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $224,682.56 61
2 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $117,190.62 59
3 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $108,627.09 32
4 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $105,154.94 36
5 Kassie Mowry Dublin, TX $103,921.68 18
6 Kathy Grimes Medical Lake, WA $94,503.08 26
7 Emily Miller Weatherford, OK $66,189.48 44
8 Tillar Murray Fort Worth, TX $63,199.52 51
9 Taci Bettis (R) Round Top, TX $54,831.48 44
10 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $53,008.29 53
11 Kimmie Wall Roosevelt, UT $51,730.41 34
12 Sydni Blanchard Albuquerque, NM $51,334.25 44
13 Ari-Anna Flynn Charleston, AR $49,229.15 49
14 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX $48,855.38 48
15 Tammy Fischer Ledbetter, TX $48,407.75 52
16 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $47,352.11 45
17 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $46,537.21 31
18 Taylor Langdon Aubrey, TX $45,574.64 45
19 Sherry Cervi Marana, AZ $43,323.08 36
20 Carley Richardson Pampa, TX $41,881.06 35
21 Cayla Small Bokchito, OK $40,261.91 41
22 Jackie Ganter Abilene, TX $39,529.25 60
23 Sabra O’Quinn (G) Ocala, FL $38,292.88 40
24 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $37,216.89 43
25 Carmel Wright Roy, MT $35,699.73 45
26 Sidney Forrest Lipan, TX $35,039.04 50
27 Jordan Moore Mauston, WI $32,401.87 44
28 Ericka Nelson Century, FL $32,234.74 56
29 Kirsty White Maricopa, AZ $32,064.17 21
30 Jana Bean Ft Hancock, TX $30,256.10 48
31 Tracy Nowlin Nowata, OK $28,801.39 32
32 Jane  Melby Bokchito, OK $28,647.02 47
33 Nicole Laurence Cresson, TX $28,456.15 47
34 Laura Kennedy Quitman, AR $28,129.91 59
35 Shelby Janssen Coleman, OK $27,810.87 59
36 Sammi Bessert Grand Junction , CO $27,728.82 24
37 Michele McLeod Whitesboro, TX $27,431.74 60
38 Jana Griemsman Piedmont, SD $25,818.53 25
39 Fallon Taylor Collinsville, TX $25,687.64 16
40 Mary Walker (G) Ennis, TX $25,290.64 36
41 Jaime Hinton Bulverde, TX $24,828.52 36
42 Jessica Telford Caldwell, ID $23,682.42 34
43 Brooke Rix Skidmore, TX $23,230.16 34
44 Carman Pozzobon Aldergrove, BC $23,136.06 19
45 Kelly Yates (G) Pueblo, CO $22,197.98 24
46 Kim Schulze Larkspur, CO $22,181.40 28
47 Trula Churchill Valentine, NE $21,203.40 35
48 Nikki Hansen Dickinson, ND $21,194.15 22
49 Lori Todd Willcox, AZ $20,512.76 22
50 Taylor Jacob Carmine, TX $20,124.27 46
Arena Chatter Results

Calgary Stampede Champions Crowned

Calgary, AB- The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth has come and gone for another year and what a show it was! Over one million people came through the gates onto the grounds by day nine, and 140,000 alone on day nine.

The Calgary Stampede committee was able to create perfect barrel racing ground to bless us with one hell of a horse race, showing us fast times all week and resulting in a new arena record, set by Tiany Schuster on Showmance.

The 2010 sorrel gelding who is by First Smart Money and out of Blue Baby Cash, (double Dash for Cash bred) was purchased by Christine Lollis as a three year old out of the Lance Graves sale and trained him. He was then purchased by Tiany and her boyfriend.

Over the ten days of Calgary, Schuster won $111,750 total earnings, with $61,750 counting towards the Womans Professional Rodeo Association standings (half of the $100,000 plus week earnings), allowing her to create a new season earnings record in the WPRA! I look forward to watching this duo inside the Thomas and Mack this December at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Texas cowboy, Cory Solomon had one of the fast times of the week in to win the tie-down roping champion title and the $100,000 cheque with a 6.7 run.

Tyler Waguespack won the steer wrestling with a 3.8, and Canadian Cody Cassidy won second with a 4.0, good enough for a $25,000 cheque.

Richie Champion reminded us that its not just his last name that makes him one, showing up with a 90.5 on C5’s Virgil for $100,000.

It was a three-peat for Big Valley’s own Zeke Thurston in the saddle bronc, he post a 92 point ride on Get Smart, while fellow Albertan Layton Green rode Wild Cherry for 91.5 and the second place cheque.

World champion Sage Kimzey matched up with Night Moves which was awesome to watch! He rode for 91 points, while Garrett Smith took a re-ride on Compton Bound and was a close second with 90.5 points for the $25,000 cheque.

It was great to see Mellissa Hollingsworth back on CBC commentating during the barrel racing and covering interviews with our rodeo athletes. She did a fantastic job, as did Ron McLean, Mark Lee, Bob Tallman, and Scott Byrne who was a new addition whom I hope becomes a main fixture over the ten days of Stampede next year.


Final four results below, as well as other 2017 Calgary Stampede champions.

Tie-Down Roping
Solomon, Cory Prairie View TX 6.7 $100,000
Moore, Timber Aubrey TX 7.2 $25,000
Yates, Marty Stephenville TX 7.5 $15,000
Shiozawa, Matt Chubbuck ID NT $10,000

Steer Wrestling
Waguespack, Tyler Gonzales LA 3.8 $100,000
Cassidy, Cody Donald AB 4.0 $25,000
Graves, Stockton Alva OK 13.7 $15,000
Duvall, Riley Checotah OK 14.7 $10,000

Bareback Riding
Champion, Richie Dublin TX C5 F13 Virgil 90.50 $100,000
Clements, Mason Santaquin UT C S83 Special Delivery 89.50 $25,000
Larsen, Orin Inglis MB NM X81 Spilled Perfume 70.50 $15,000
Vold, Jake Airdrie AB C S65 Shadow Warrior BO $10,000

Saddle Bronc
Thurston, Zeke Big Valley AB NM 242 Get Smart 92.00 $100,000
Green, Layton Meeting Creek AB C W16 Wild Cherry 91.50 $25,000
Muncy, Taos Corona NM C S66 Stampede Warrior 90.00 $15,000
Crawley, Sterling Stephenville TX O XW Magic Carpet 89.00 $10,000

Barrel Racing Final Round
Schuster, Tiany Krum TX 17.032 $100,000
Miller, Nellie Cottonwood CA 17.080 $25,000
Hillman, Stevi Weatherford TX 17.207 $15,000
Miller, Emily Weatherford OK 17.263 $10,000

Wild Card Round
1. Amberleigh Moore, CP Dark Moon, 17.09, $6,000
2. Jackie Ganter, Blazin Baby J, 17.12, $5,000
3. Kassie Mowry, Firewatermakemehappy, 17.23, $4,000
4. Nancy Csabay, Little Miss Wicked, 17.32, $3,000
5. Pam Capper, Lil Pep of Gold, 17.71, $2,000
6. Taylor Langdon, 17.75, $1,000

Semi-Finals
1. Tiany Schuster, Show Mance, 17.17
2. Stevi Hillman, Cuatro Fame, 17.17
3. Emily Miller, Namgis D35, 17.21
4. Nellie Miller, Rafter W Minnie Reba, 17.23
5. Moore, 17.29, $3,300
6. Lisa Lockhart, An Okie with Cash, 17.49, $3,300
7. Sherry Cervi, MP Meter My Hay, 17.68, $3,300
8. Kimmie Wall, TKW Bullys Famous Fox, 17.74, $3,300
9. Ganter, 22.30, $3,300
10. Kirsty White, Special Tack, 22.73, $3,300

Total Money Won
Tiany Schuster, $111,750 ($61,750 counts toward standings)
Nellie Miller, $35,500
Emily Miller, $26,000
Stevi Hillman, $25,500
Lisa Lockhart, $18,300
Amberleigh Moore, $18,300
Kirsty White, $18,300
Kimmie Wall, $16,300
Sherry Cervi, $15,800
Kassie Mowry, $14,000
Jackie Ganter, $9,800
Nancy Csabay, $6,750
Pam Capper, $6,000
Kathy Grimes, $3,500
Taylor Langdon, $2,500
Cayla Small, $2,500

Bull Riding
Kimzey, Sage Strong City OK C -201 Night Moves 91.00 $100,000
Smith, Garrett Rexburg ID C -193 Compton Bound 90.50 $25,000
Lockwood, Jess Volberg MT V 105 Johnny Gringo BO $12,500
Vieira, Joao Ricardo Sao Paulo BRZ CH 337 Damn Straight BO $12,500

Novice Saddle Bronc Riding – Dawson Hay

Novice Bareback Riding – Connor Hamilton

JR Steer Riding Tier 1 – Luke Ferber
JR Steer Riding Tier 2 – Tristen Manning

Guy Weadick Memorial Award – Al Bouchard, Scandia, AB

Champion Saddle Bronc – Calgary Stampede T65 Tiger Warrior
Champion Bareback Bronc –  Calgary Stampede S65 Shadown Warrior
Champion Bull – Corey & Lane CHB 212 Cowahbunga

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