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National Symposium on Brain Injuries in Equine Sport

Leading Canadian equine organizations form a consortium to increase awareness of Brain Injuries and
Mental Health in the Canadian Equine Industry.
Spruce Meadows along with the therapeutic product innovator, Back on Track Canada and leaders from
the sport and emergency medicine community, announce the formation of a national consortium
committed to increasing concussion and mental health awareness across the Canadian equine industry.
Leaders from the Western and English riding communities have come together to design and initiate the
delivery of Canada’s first Symposium on Brain Injury and Mental Health in the Canadian Equine Industry,
slated for October 11th at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta.
“It’s challenging to put a figure on just how many Canadians suffer from brain injuries,” says Dr. Louis
Hugo Francescutti, one of the country’s leading medical experts and educators on injury prevention and
the Symposium’s keynote speaker. “They don’t all present for care, especially the milder it is. The
trouble with a brain injury is that you don’t appear to be injured, (but) it is a leading cause of death.
Brain injuries affect thousands of Canadians annually — most especially those within the sports
community — and potentially carry $10 million per patient in economic impact for the country, says the
former President of the Canadian Medical Association and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Canada. “There’s an ambulance, there are doctor visits and follow-ups, the person’s IQ may be impacted
to the point where they’re unable to work,” he affirms. “Certainly, if its a youth, their parent will have to
take time off from work. It can break up families and cause divorce.
“There’s a lifetime impact to brain injuries that add up.”
Prevention is the safest and most effective way to save lives, Dr. Francescutti continues. “The thing I ask
all patients when treating for injury from an accident is, ‘did you think it would happen to you today?’
Accidents and injuries always happen when you least expect it.
Symposium workshop leaders, speakers, and panelists are being drawn from a roster of recognized
experts in the equine world. The one-day event is designed to equip participants with resources they
can take back to their respective horse-riding communities and put into daily use. “We want to provide a
toolbox of resources to all Canadian equine organizations, so they can better deal with the critical issue
of rider health and wellness,” says Dr. Blaine Bugg, President of the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports
Medicine Team.
“Equestrian Canada (EC) is delighted to have been asked to be a part of the continuing conversation
surrounding concussion awareness. Although there have been strides made, there is still a lot of work to
be done to help athletes and their support teams, in all sports, be armed with the information they
need. EC would like to thank the consortium’s founding members for making this Symposium possible,”
says Jon Garner, Director of Sport with Equestrian Canada.
The consortium’s founding members include Equestrian Canada, Spruce Meadows, the Canadian Pro
Rodeo Sports Med Team, the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair,
Benson Concussion Institute Inc., Ty Pozzobon Foundation, Back on Track Canada and others.

“We are excited to bring together a diverse representation of the Canadian riding communities in this
unprecedented initiative to improve rider safety and long-term mental health in our $13.5 billion
industry,” says Tobi Simms CEO of Back on Track Canada.
All Canadian equine organizations will be invited to join the consortium to raise nationwide awareness
of the prevention of brain injuries to riders, how to identify related mental health issues, and where to
find appropriate resources to deal with them.

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Spielman wins $20k at The 3rd Annual $100,000 Slot Race, The Runaway

Ponoka,AB- After 165 runs on Sunday afternoon, Texas gal, Shelby Spielman is cashing in a nice $20,000 cheque after a picture perfect run at the Calnash Ag Events Centre in Ponoka, Alberta.

Spielman and her DTF mare, Fame N Red Hot, aka Hot Donna smoked a 17.032,  beating out three time CFR & Calgary Stampede qualifier, Carolynn Knapp who was holding on to first with a 17.095 on her great horse Lynx Java Honor.

Shelby accredits part of her Canadian success to her great friend Colby Gilbert

Shelby and Hot Donna are having a fantastic season running in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, currently sitting 12th in the CPRA, but after a win at the Bruce Stampede this weekend with a 17.481, for $1643.36, a fifth place finish at the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo, they will continue to climb up in the standings to secure a spot at the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Shelby and Hot Donna will continue their hot streak north of the border until they pack up and ship south to Lubbock, Texas where Spielman attends college at Texas Tech.

Check out their $20,000 run here, thanks to Equine TV

Laciee Shock and her crew put on another outstanding weekend this year, which is no surprise as the support she has from the barrel racing community for this event is insurmountable.  Saturday Shock hosted an open jackpot where 485 runs were made, and paid $1,316 to win each of the 4 Ds paying out a total of just under $17,000.

The Open jackpot replaced The Breeze 2D Slot, as the slots were not fully paid for this year. Those who paid into the Breeze received a refund on their slot. This year also included a new jackpot called the Splash n Dash, where riders had to grab a solo cup of white wine off of each barrel and consume the wine before the next barrel, which was a RIOT!

Laciee also raised money for the Ponoka Food Bank and for the Ty Pozzobon Foundation this year.

For full results, visit the Leather n Lace.ca Facebook page and to re-watch the event you can check out Equine TV on Facebook as well, where Lipstick and Cowboy Boots has interviews with Knapp, Spielman and with Mellisa Hollingsworth during the event.

Top Five in each D from Rodeogo.com, prizes were given to 10th place

1D
Shelby Spielman – FAME N RED HOT 17.032 $20,000
Carolynn Knapp – LYNX JAVA HONOR 17.095 $10,000
Callahan Crossley – BOGIE BIANKUS 17.316 $2,000
Rylee Shields – FEELING DIRTY 17.347 $2,000
Helen Nowosad – RAISE THE GOLD BAR 17.374

2D
Christine King – CRIMSON MEMORIES 17.733 $20,000
Sierra Booth – PLANTIMPI 17.750 $10,000
Ferrah Fogg – TURNPIKE COUNTY 17.760 $2,000
Frankie Wilson – GINA 17.783 $2,000
Bailee Graham – FLING ME A TOYE 17.828

3D
Charly Rae Reeder – FRENCHMANS GUNNER 18.455 $20,000
Chyanne Maurer – CL FABIO DOT COM 18.477 $10,000
Amber Teed – SHEZA FAMOUS BULLY 18.478 $2,000
Marti Hampton – BLAZIN BUNNY DOC 18.491 $2,000
Laciee Shock – 18.511

Be sure to mark your calendars for the last weekend in July for the 2019 event!

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CPRA & WPRA Barrel Racing Standings as of July 27, 2018

Below are the CPRA and WPRA standings, courtesy of www.rodeocanada.com and www.wpra.com

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racing Standings as of July 27, 2018
(Up to and including K-DAYS RODEO, KENNEDY MOOSE MOUNTAIN PRO RODEO and MORRIS MANITOBA STAMPEDE )

LADIES BARREL RACING CPRA
1 POZZOBON CARMAN (22) SOVONA, BC 32,201.37
2 HILLMAN STEVI (4) WEATHERFORD, TX 23,472.26
3 WEIR SHAYNA (24) PONOKA, AB 18,576.06
4 HANSEN NIKKI (10) DICKINSON, ND 17,671.03
5 MANNING TAYLOR (25) YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, A 17,299.68
6 SKOCDOPOLE DIANE (21) BIG VALLEY, AB 14,113.33
7 WHITESIDE KYLIE (21) LONGVIEW, AB 13,707.03
8 OLAFSON BERTINA (16) HUDSON BAY, SK 13,353.40
9 CROSSLEY CALLAHAN (16) HERMISTON, OR 12,075.05
10 FISCHER TAMMY (2) LEDBETTER, TX 11,316.47
11 BRODOWAY LYNETTE (22) BROOKS, AB 11,236.97
12 SPIELMAN SHELBY (11) DALHART, TX 11,076.84
13 ROUTIER JESSICA (7) BUFFALO, SD 10,258.00
14 GANTER ANGELA (19) ABILENE, TX 9,093.21
15 MURRAY TILLAR (3) FORTWORTH, TX 8,760.80
16 COLLIER KELLIE (13) HEREFORD, TX 7,792.37
17 SHIELDS RYLEE (24) COCHRANE, AB 7,232.92
18 LAURENCE NICOLE (15) CRESSON, TX 7,166.57
19 SWITZER BAILEE (20) ANEROID, SK 6,961.88
20 WHITE KIRSTY (21) BIG VALLEY, AB 6,849.97

WPRA World Standings
1 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $179,073.37 31
2 Nellie Miller Cottonwood, CA $122,021.20 25
3 Taci Bettis Round Top, TX $102,674.53 39
4 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $88,493.58 23
5 Kelly Bruner (G) Millsap, TX $85,354.68 46
6 Kylie Weast Comanche, OK $77,646.38 40
7 Jessica Routier Buffalo, SD $75,977.81 36
8 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX $73,961.50 52
9 Carman Pozzobon Aldergrove, BC $73,644.18 31
10 Stevi Hillman Weatherford, TX $73,476.71 58
11 Amberleigh Moore Salem, OR $71,498.43 26
12 Carley Richardson Pampa, TX $66,441.39 28
13 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $65,735.88 50
14 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $64,435.17 51
15 Ivy Conrado Hudson, CO $63,489.53 37
16 Tammy Fischer Ledbetter, TX $62,907.85 45
17 Tracy Nowlin Nowata, OK $55,353.45 46
18 Jessica Telford Caldwell, ID $53,760.00 34
19 Nikki Hansen Dickinson, ND $50,687.39 41
20 Ericka Nelson Century, FL $50,038.86 57

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Calgary Stampede 2018 Champions Crowned

Calgary, AB – Hailey Kinsel and Sister can’t be stopped. The sizzling duo won $21,000 in Pool B alone; more than anyone in any event in either pool of the Calgary Stampede this year. They then placed  second in the semi-finals this afternoon, and almost cracked into the sixteens, running a 17.078 to take home the coveted $100,000 cheque. Half of the money at Calgary counts towards the Womens Professional Rodeo Association World Standings.

That being said, we should see Canada’s Carman Pozzobon headed to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Time will tell.

Texas cowboy, Tuf Cooper won the tie-down roping champion title and the $100,000 cheque with a 6.8 run. The lone Canadian, Kyle Lucas suffered a no time.

Matt Reeves won the steer wrestling with a 4.7, where Canadians Scott Guenthner broke the barrier to be a 4.3 taking third place & Cody Cassidy ran a no time.

Richie Champion is a repeat champion, showing up with a 92.5 on C5’s Virgil for $100,000, the same match up from 2017 with the same result. Jake Vold was just a half point behind him for the second place cheque, and Clint Laye finished third with an 89.50 point ride.

It was not a four-peat for Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston in the saddle bronc. He post a 90 point ride on Get Smart, the same horse he won the $100,000 on last year, but was edged out by Ryder Wright by just three points, while fellow Albertan, Clay Elliot rode Timely Delivery for 84 points and the fourth place cheque.

Only one ride was made in the bull riding and that was by Marcos Gloria of Brazil, who currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta. He rode Rattler for the $100,000.

It was wonderful to have Mellissa Hollingsworth on CBC commentating during the barrel racing and covering interviews with our rodeo athletes. She did a fabulous job, as did Ron McLean, Mark Lee, & Bob Tallman. It was great as always listening to Brett Monea during the bull riding and having Scott Schiffner during the final day, whom I hope becomes a main fixture over the ten days of Stampede next year.

Final four results below. Full Calgary Stampede results can be found here.

Barrel Racing Final Round
Kinsel, Hailey
Cotulla TX 17.078 $100,000
Bruner, Kelly Millsap TX 17.106 $25,000
Routier, Jessica Buffalo SD 17.256 $15,000
Lockhart, Lisa Oelrichs SD 17.272 $10,000

Bareback Riding
Champion, Richie Dublin TX onVirgil 92.50 $100,000
Vold, Jake Airdrie AB Trail Dust 92.00 $25,000
Laye, Clint Cadogan AB  Special Delivery 89.50 $15,000
Biglow, Clayton Clements CA Onion Ring 86.50 $10,000

Steer Wrestling
Reeves, Matt
Cross Plains TX 4.7
Waguespack, Tyler Gonzales LA 6.7
Guenthner, Scott Consort AB 14.3
Cassidy, Cody Donalda AB NT

Saddle Bronc
Wright, Ryder Milford UT Stampede Warrior 93.00 $100,000
Thurston, Zeke Big Valley AB Get Smart 90.00 $25,000
Scheer, Cort Elsmere NE Wild Cherry 89.50 $15,000
Elliott, Clay Nanton AB Timely Delivery 84.00 $10,000

Tie Down Roping
Cooper, Tuf Weatherford TX 6.8
Smidt, Caleb Bellville TX 7.1
Moore, Timbe rAubrey TX 8.5
Lucas, Kyle Carstairs AB NT

Bull Riding
Gloria, Marcos
Edmonton AB Rattler 76.00
Wallace, Ty Collbran CO Anika’s Pet BO
Frost, Joe Randlett UT Heavens Basement BO
Vieira, Fabiano Perola BRZ Kill Switch BO

Wild Card Round – Barrel Racing
Miller, Nellie Cottonwood CA 17.300 $6,000
Collier, Kellie Hereford TX 17.400 $5,000
Nelson, Ericka Century FL 17.500 $4,000
Bettis, Taci Round Top TX 17.520 $3,000
Schuster, Tiany Krum TX 17.600 $2,000
Murray, Tillar Fort Worth TX 17.680 $1,000
Weast, Kylie Comanche OK 17.720
Moore, Amberleigh Keizer OR 17.820
Laurence, Nicole Cresson TX 18.100
Skocdopole, Diane Big Valley AB 18.120
Hinton, Jaime Bulverde TX 18.480
Crossley, Callahan Hermiston OR 27.540

Semi-Finals – Barrel Racing
Routier, Jessica Buffalo SD 17.260
Kinsel, Hailey Cotulla TX 17.290
Bruner, Kelly Millsap TX 17.300
Lockhart, Lisa Oelrichs SD 17.310
Wright, Carmel Roy MT 17.440 $3,300
Richardson, Carley Pampa TX 17.490 $3,300
Conrado, Ivy Hudson CO 17.520 $3,300
Miller, Nellie Cottonwood CA 17.590 $3,300
Pozzobon, Carman Savona BC 17.860 $3,300
Collier, Kellie Hereford TX 22.840 $3,300

 

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Advancing to Championship Sunday from Pool B of the Calgary Stampede

The following from each event will be advancing to Championship Sunday at the Calgary Stampede. Those who did not advance have one last chance on Wildcard Saturday!

Canadians that have secured a spot for Sunday from Pool B include Carman Pozzobon, Brendan Laye, Marcos Gloria, and from Pool A, Clint Laye, Jake Vold, Kyle Lucas, Clay Elliot, Zeke Thurston, & Cody Cassidy.

In the case of a tie in the top four standings, I believe they take the rider with the higher score average.

Bareback

Competitor Perf 5 Perf 6 Perf 7 Perf 8 Aggregate On Place
217 O’Connell, Tim Zwingle IA 83.00 84.50 84.50 87.50 $12,750.00 4 1
209 Dent, Steven Mullen NE 88.50 82.50 85.50 80.00 $12,500.00 4 2
204 Breuer, Ty Mandan ND 83.00 87.50 76.00 86.00 $10,750.00 4 3
205 Brown, Jake Cleveland TX 85.50 79.50 84.50 BO $6,500.00 3 4/4
219 Vezain, J.R. Cowley WY 85.50 80.50 80.50 85.50 $6,500.00 4 4/4

Tie-Down Roping

Competitor Perf 5 Perf 6 Perf 7 Perf 8 Aggregate On Place
404 Cooper, Tuf Weatherford TX 7.1 6.7 NT 7.4 $13,500.00 3 1
408 Jarrett, Ryan Comanche OK 6.8 7.2 7.3 NT $12,000.00 3 2/3
405 Cox, Blane Cameron TX 7.9 7.7 6.7 11.6 $12,000.00 4 2/3
410 Malone, Justin Plain City UT 7.2 NT 7.3 NT $6,500.00 2 4

Saddle Bronc

Competitor Perf 5 Perf 6 Perf 7 Perf 8 Aggregate On Place
120 Wright, Ryder Milford UT 84.50 92.00 90.00 89.00 $20,000.00 4 1
119 Wright, Rusty Milford UT 86.50 84.50 87.50 85.50 $12,500.00 4 2
116 Sundell, Wade Boxholm IA 81.50 89.00 87.50 82.50 $9,250.00 4 3
115 Scheer, Cort Elsmere NE 84.00 80.50 85.00 88.50 $9,000.00 4 4

Steer Wrestling

Competitor Perf 5 Perf 6 Perf 7 Perf 8 Aggregate On Place
516 Reeves, Matt Cross Plains TX 4.3 18.5 4.2 3.5 $14,500.00 4 1
504 Eldridge, Dakota Elko NV 4.7 4.1 4.3 NT $11,000.00 3 2
521 Knowles, Trevor Mt Vernon OR 13.9 NT 3.7 3.9 $8,000.00 3 3/4
510 Laye, Brendan Consort AB 4.5 4.3 6.4 4.8 $8,000.00 4 3/4

Barrel Racing

Competitor Perf 5 Perf 6 Perf 7 Perf 8 Aggregate On Place
607 Kinsel, Hailey Cotulla TX 17.350 17.280 17.110 17.040 $21,000.00 4 1
614 Pozzobon, Carman Savona BC 17.380 17.460 17.220 17.260 $15,000.00 4 2
616 Routier, Jessica Buffalo SD 17.640 17.470 17.200 17.340 $10,500.00 4 3
615 Richardson, Carley Pampa TX 22.730 17.550 17.490 17.200 $7,000.00 4 4

Bull Riding

Competitor Perf 5 Perf 6 Perf 7 Perf 8 Aggregate On Place
314 Nance, Cody Springfield TN BO 75.50 87.50 87.00 $10,500.00 3 1
308 Kimzey, Sage Strong City OK 78.50 85.00 81.00 82.00 $10,000.00 4 2
304 De Lima, Ramon Sao Paulo SP 74.00 BO 88.50 85.00 $9,500.00 3 3
306 Gloria, Marcos Edmonton AB BO 83.00 BO 90.50 $8,000.00 2 4/4/4
311 Lockwood, Jess Volborg MT BO 85.50 BO 85.50 $8,000.00 2 4/4/4
321 Mauney, J.B. Statesville NC 85.50 BO 87.00 BO $8,000.00 2 4/4/4
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Advancing to Championship Sunday from Pool A at the Calgary Stampede

The following from each event will be advancing to Championship Sunday at the Calgary Stampede. Those who did not advance have one last chance on Wildcard Saturday!

Canadians that have secured a spot for Sunday include Clint Laye, Jake Vold, Kyle Lucas, Clay Elliot, Zeke Thurston, & Cody Cassidy.

Bareback

Competitor Perf 1 Perf 2 Perf 3 Perf 4 Aggregate On Place
206 Champion, Richie Dublin TX 86.50 85.50 83.00 84.00 $15,000.00 4 1
215 Laye, Clint Cadogan AB 85.50 88.00 73.00 83.50 $13,000.00 4 2
220 Vold, Jake Airdrie AB 82.50 86.50 88.00 77.50 $10,000.00 4 3
221 O’Connell, Shane Rapid City SD 83.00 68.50 85.50 79.50 $7,250.00 4 4

Tie-Down Roping

Competitor Perf 1 Perf 2 Perf 3 Perf 4 Aggregate On Place
416 Solomon, Cory Prairie View TX 6.9 7.9 9.5 7.0 $15,000.00 4 1
415 Smidt, Caleb Bellville TX NT 7.3 8.2 6.7 $13,500.00 3 2
417 Swor, Cade Winnie TX NT 6.9 7.1 NT $11,000.00 2 3
409 Lucas, Kyle Carstairs AB 7.3 NT NT 7.0 $8,500.00 2 4

Saddle Bronc

Competitor Perf 1 Perf 2 Perf 3 Perf 4 Aggregate On Place
110 Elliott, Clay Nanton AB 86.00 86.00 85.00 84.50 $14,000.00 4 1
117 Thurston, Zeke Big Valley AB 89.00 85.50 82.50 87.00 $13,500.00 4 2
109 Diaz, Isaac Desdemona TX 86.50 87.00 84.50 74.00 $11,500.00 4 3
107 DeMoss, Cody Heflin LA 83.50 75.00 87.50 89.00 $11,000.00 4 4

Steer Wrestling

Competitor Perf 1 Perf 2 Perf 3 Perf 4 Aggregate On Place
520 Waguespack, Tyler Gonzales LA 3.9 4.5 5.5 4.6 $11,500.00 4 1
509 Irwin, Kyle Robertsdale AL NT NT 4.1 3.8 $11,000.00 2 2
501 Cassidy, Cody Donalda AB 4.0 4.4 NT 14.4 $9,500.00 3 3
503 Edge, Cole Durant OK 4.4 5.1 5.1 5.0 $7,750.00 4 4

Barrel Racing

Competitor Perf 1 Perf 2 Perf 3 Perf 4 Aggregate On Place
602 Bruner, Kelly Millsap TX 17.460 17.660 17.430 17.170 $19,000.00 4 1
604 Conrado, Ivy Hudson CO 17.540 17.450 17.500 17.460 $17,000.00 4 2
609 Lockhart, Lisa Oelrichs SD 17.360 17.710 22.410 17.430 $12,000.00 4 3
620 Wright, Carmel Roy MT 22.760 17.510 17.700 17.510 $8,500.00 4 4

Bull Riding

Competitor Perf 1 Perf 2 Perf 3 Perf 4 Aggregate On Place
305 Frost, Joe Randlett UT 85.50 86.00 BO 87.50 $15,000.00 3 1
303 Davis, Cooper Buna TX 85.50 BO 79.50 78.00 $10,000.00 3 2
318 Vieira, Fabiano Perola BRZ DQ 82.00 BO 85.50 $8,000.00 2 3
319 Wallace, Ty Collbran CO 81.00 BO 87.00 BO $7,500.00 2 4
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Grit, Glamour & Goals to host Mellisa Hollingsworth in Red Deer for the ‘MNP Live Lookbook & Gala’

June 22nd, 2018
For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Cassie Hausauer, G3 Events
lipstickandcowboyboots@gmail.com

Grit, Glamour & Goals to host Mellisa Hollingsworth in Red Deer for the ‘MNP Live Lookbook & Gala’

RED DEER, Alberta — Grit, Glamour & Goals – MNP Live Lookbook & Gala is bringing Motivational Guest Speaker Mellisa Hollingsworth to Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta on September 8th, 2018. Hollingsworth is accompanied by ten of the top boutiques in Alberta for a fashion show, and the Calgary Dueling Pianos.

“This whole event was built on the idea of bringing together women of the rural community and supporting all the small business that our western community hosts.” said Rayel Daines. “With enough support we will be able to successfully support mental health initiatives by donating a portion of the silent auction proceeds to Healing Hooves Equine therapy program.” Daines added.

The hosts of this event are thrilled to announce that Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) is the title sponsor of this event for 2018.

Mellisa Hollingsworth is an Olympic Bronze Medalist, Canadian Champion and Overall World Cup Champion. She is one of Canada’s most decorated Skeleton Athletes, and the first Canadian to win an Olympic medal in the sport of Skeleton. If you view her website you will see she has a lengthy list of career highlights including a Bronze medal at the 2005-06 Olympic Winter Games, Torino. Hollingsworth is also a barrel racer and a CBC Sports commentator who covers the barrel racing during The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth, The Calgary Stampede and most recently partnered with former Canadian Finals Rodeo Champion, Nancy Csabay and competed on The Amazing Race Canada, which is set to air on July 3rd.

After taking a year hiatus, Grit, Glamour & Goals plans on being an annual event, with hopes of expanding in the years to come.

“We would love to see this event grow each year moving forward and I think we have created a really special event, especially with bringing in an Olympic athlete as our guest speaker this year, and the addition of the dueling pianos.” said Emily Leggette, the newest member of the Grit, Glamour & Goals team. Leggette was a huge help in the 2016 event, which featured paraplegic barrel racer, Amberley Snyder.

Ten Top Retail Shops from Alberta have confirmed spots at this event. They include: Prairie Willow Co., Bold & Brassy, Dirt Road Pretty, Renegade Ranchgirls, Twisted Label, Cody & Sioux, Ulla-La Boutique, Winslow Rowe, Wildrose Retro, Brax & Charlie & BadHoss Silver, all bringing their best lines, and offer deals you won’t see anywhere else. If you’re looking for the perfect outfit for the Canadian Finals Rodeo, look no further, or get your Christmas shopping done all in one night!

This year Grit, Glamour & Goals has partnered with Westerner Park for the $1,000 scholarship. To apply you must:

-Be a female enrolled in post secondary full time for the 2018/2019 school year (diploma or degree).
-Provide a 3-5 minutes video of yourself explaining your experience in the agricultural and/or western community; how do you plan to contribute to the future of the community?
-Also include a brief summary of how this scholarship would assist you in the costs associated with your education.
-Essay Applications can be sent to gthree.events@gmail.com, Subject- Scholarship Application.
-Application deadline is September 1st, 2018 at midnight

This event will be a semi-formal event. Doors open at 3:00pm for shopping, dinner to be served at 6:00pm, guest speaker to go on at 7:00pm, fashion show at 8:00pm, and the Calgary Dueling Pianos to close out the evening beginning at 8:45pm. (tentative schedule, see website for full schedule)

Tickets are $65 (plus applicable service charges) which include entry to the event, dinner, and complimentary table wine. There will be a cash bar available. Tables seat 8 and only 350 tickets will be sold.

You can purchase tickets via Tickets Alberta at, http://www.ticketsalberta.com/event/grit-glamour-and-goals/ or visit the G3 website here for details.

About G3 Events:

Grit, Glamour & Goals; G3 Events was created in the spring of 2016 with the goal in mind to create events which celebrates the modern western woman, to bring people together to encourage, celebrate and support one another, and for a night of fun and motivation. Their second event takes place on September 8th, in Red Deer, AB featuring Mellisa Hollingsworth. G3 has also created the Grit, Glamour & Goals Scholarship. For more, visit G3 Events on Facebook or Instagram.

About Mellisa Hollingsworth:

Mellisa Hollingsworth is an Olympic Bronze Medalist and multiple time World Cup Champion in the sport of Skeleton. She is also a Real Estate Agent, Barrel Racer, CBC Sports Commentator, and most recently a Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off Contestant. For more information, please visit www.melhollingsworth.ca

About Meyers Norris Penny:

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. We proudly serve and respond to the needs of our clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Through partner-led engagements, we provide a collaborative, cost-effective approach to doing business and personalized strategies to help organizations succeed across the country and around the world.

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CPRA & WPRA Barrel Racing Standings as of May 09, 2018

Below are the CPRA and WPRA standings, courtesy of www.rodeocanada.com and www.wpra.com

Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racing Standings as of May 09, 2018
(includes Drayton Valley Pro Rodeo)

1 SKOCDOPOLE DIANE (5)BIG VALLEY, AB9,416.62
2 POZZOBON CARMAN (4)ALDERGROVE, BC4,259.61
3 CROSSLEY CALLAHAN (4)HERMISTON, OR3,573.82
4 WHITESIDE KYLIE (5)LONGVIEW, AB3,446.46
5 SHIELDS RYLEE (4)COCHRANE, AB3,340.29
6 SWITZER BAILEE (5)ANEROID, SK2,707.44
7 WHITE KIRSTY (4)BIG VALLEY, AB2,234.15
8 WILLS BRETT (3)KAMLOOPS, BC2,199.60
9 VEER JUDY (4)SUNDRE, AB1,966.95
10 THIESSEN MELISSA (5)STETTLER, AB1,792.09
11 BRODOWAY LYNETTE (4)BROOKS, AB1,728.63
12 GERARD SARAH (4)SAVONA, BC1,718.28
13 MATHER – MOORE STEFFANIEPOUCE COUPE BC1,503.50
14 ROBERTS CRANNA (5)RED DEER COUNTY, AB1,300.73
15 O’REILLY JENNA (4)MILLARVILLE, AB1,212.84
16 LECLERCQ RENE (5)HOLDEN, AB989.34
17 SHIELDS TAYLOR (4)COCHRANE, AB905.22
18 MOORE CHELSEA (4)POUCE COUPE, BC769.86
19 MANNING TAYLOR (5)YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB746.82
20 GUDMUNDSON JACKIE (2)MONROE, WA693.72
21 MCMANN SHAYLEE (1)DONALDA, AB420.18
22 WHITESIDE BRADI (4)LONGVIEW, AB373.18
23 DODGINGHORSE SONYA (3)CALGARY, AB280.12
24 DIXON TONI (3)MILLARVILLE AB260.14

Womens Professional Rodeo Association World Standings as of May 07, 2018 – Top 30
(for full standings please visit wpra.com)

1 Hailey KinselCotulla, TX$94,142.65 17
2 Nellie MillerCottonwood, CA$71,666.23 11
3 Amberleigh MooreSalem, OR$71,185.88 11
4 Taci BettisRound Top, TX$68,657.00 18
5 Lisa LockhartOelrichs, SD$55,833.56 11
6 Kylie WeastComanche, OK$46,036.59 18
7 Kellie CollierHereford, TX$45,577.36 23
8 Tiany SchusterKrum, TX$44,549.86 26
9 Carley RichardsonPampa, TX$43,119.79 11
10 Brittany Pozzi TonozziVictoria, TX$41,561.09 24
11 Christine LaughlinPueblo, CO$35,231.31 13
12 Kelly Bruner (G)Millsap, TX$33,899.47 26
13 Jessi FishFranklin, TN$32,392.09 17
14 Ericka NelsonCentury, FL$29,350.06 30
15 Jessica TelfordCaldwell, ID$28,948.95 8
16 Shelly AnzickShepherd, MT$28,372.24 12
17 Tillar MurrayFort Worth, TX$28,017.91 18
18 Carman PozzobonAldergrove, BC$26,141.88 12
19 Jessica RoutierBuffalo, SD$25,343.58 11
20 Emily MillerWeatherford, OK$23,649.95 26
21 Lacinda RoseWillard, MO$22,708.18 16
22 Nikki HansenDickinson, ND$22,188.25 16
23 Teri BangartOlympia, WA$22,147.23 18
24 Lori ToddWillcox, AZ$21,948.85 18
25 Stevi HillmanWeatherford, TX$21,021.90 26
26 Carmel WrightRoy, MT$19,585.13 20
27 Fallon TaylorCollinsville, TX$19,230.93 19
28 Ivy ConradoHudson, CO$18,767.30 17
29 Tracy NowlinNowata, OK$18,139.18 15
30 Sissy WinnChapman Ranch, TX$17,717.81 21

Arena Chatter

CPRA & WPRA Standings as of April 16th

WPRA Standings courtesy of the PRCA (as of April 16th)

1 Hailey Kinsel Cotulla, TX $85,332
2 Amber Moore Salem, OR $71,186
3 Taci Bettis Round Top, TX $68,657
4 Nellie Williams Miller Cottonwood, CA $64,910
5 Lisa Lockhart Oelrichs, SD $55,834
6 Carley Richardson Pampa, TX $43,120
7 Kellie Collier Hereford, TX $40,147
8 Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi Victoria, TX $39,455
9 Kylie Weast Comanche, OK $36,534
10 Christine Laughlin Pueblo, CO $34,558
11 Tiany Schuster Krum, TX $34,265
12 Kelly Bruner (G) Millsap, TX $33,899
13 Shelly Anzick Shepherd, MT $28,372
14 Carman Pozzobon Aldergrove, BC $24,822
15 Jessi Fish Franklin, TN $23,834
16 Jessica Routier Buffalo, SD $23,647
17 Ericka Nelson Century, FL $23,125
18 Nikki Steffes Hansen Dickinson, ND $22,188
19 Teri Kirmse-Bangart Olympia, WA $22,147
20 Lacinda Rose Willard, MO $21,638

CPRA Standings courtesy of the CPRA (after Regina & Med Hat) as of April 12th

1 SKOCDOPOLE DIANE (2) BIG VALLEY, AB 5,265.58
2 CROSSLEY CALLAHAN (1) HERMISTON, OR 3,007.00
3 WHITESIDE KYLIE (2) LONGVIEW, AB 2,362.65
4 WHITE KIRSTY (2) BIG VALLEY, AB 1,959.20
5 THIESSEN MELISSA (2) STETTLER, AB 1,792.09
6 GERARD SARAH (1) SAVONA, BC 1,718.28
7 POZZOBON CARMAN (1) ALDERGROVE, BC 1,679.31
8 MATHER – MOORE STEFFANIEPOUCE COUPE BC 1,503.50
9 BRODOWAY LYNETTE (2) BROOKS, AB 1,288.71
10 LECLERCQ RENE (2) HOLDEN, AB 989.34
11 SWITZER BAILEE (2) ANEROID, SK 746.36
12 WHITESIDE BRADI (1) LONGVIEW, AB 373.18
13 MANNING TAYLOR (2) YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, 186.58

Arena Chatter Results

RFD-TV’s The American Results 2018

Below are the long go and short go results from RFD-TV’s The American, in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Cowboys Stadium on Sunday February 25th, 2018. This is the fifth year running for this life changing event.

2018 Champions

BarebackKaycee Feild (Q) -90.75 $433,000
Barrel RacingTaci Bettis – 14.848 seconds $100,000
Steer Wrestling Matt Reeves 3.73 seconds $433,000
Tie-Down RopingMarty Yates $100,000 Second year in a row
Saddle BroncCort Scheer 89 points $433,000
Team RopingDriggers/Nogueira – 4.57 $100,000
Bull Riding Jess Lockwood 90 points $100,000
All Around ChampWesley Thorp

Bareback Riding Short Go Results
Kaycee Feild (Q)on VIRGIL – 90.75 $350,000
Orin Larsen – 88.50 OH CANADA $25,000
Steven Dent – 85.00
Mason Clements – 82.50

Barrel Racing Short Go Results
Taci Bettis on Smash- 14.848 $100,000
Hailey Kinsel on Sister- 14.982 $25,000
Ari-Ana Flynn – 15.238
Brandon Cullins on VF Sucker Punch – 19.941 tipped second.

Steer Wrestling Short Go Results
Matt Reeves (Q) – 3.73 $350,000
Tyler Pearson – 3.79 $25,000
Dakota Eldridge – 4.12
Scott Guenthner – 4.24

Saddle Bronc Riding Short Go Results
Cort Scheer (Q) – 89.00 $350,000
Cody DeMoss – 88.75 $25,000
Brody Cress – 83.75
Clay Elliot (Q) – 83.50 – horse ran out

Tie-Down Roping Short Go Results
Marty Yates – 6.38 $100,000 UNREAL FAST
Cory Solomon – 6.45 $25,000 super fast hands
Marshall Leonard (Q) – 7.11
Tuf Cooper – 7.91

Team Roping Short Go Results
Driggers/Nogueira – 4.57 $100,000
Masters/Graves – 5.03 $25,000
Rogers/Petska – missed
Williams(Q)/Thorp(Q) – 4.74 one leg

Bull Riding Short Go Results
Jess Lockwood – 90 points Picture perfect ride $100,000
Cooper Davis – 89.50 $25,000
Stormy Wing – BO
J.B. Mauney (Q) – BO

Barrel Racing Long-Go

1 Hailey Kinsel 14.674
2 Brandon Cullins (Q) 14.764
3 Ari-Anna Flynn (Q) 14.834
4 Taci Bettis 14.857
5 Kylie Weast (Q) 14.878
6 Kathy Grimes 14.919
7 Craig Brooks (Q) 14.928
8 Kricket Gintner (Q) 14.995
9 Ivy Conrado 15.030
10 Lisa Lockhart 15.038
11 Nellie Miller 15.040
12 Kassie Mowry 15.072
13 Stevi Hillman 15.074
14 Victoria Williams (Q) 15.296
15 Tilar Murrary 15.428
16 London Gorham (Q) 15.474
17 Amberleigh Moore 15.506
18 Tiany Schuster 15.522
19 Carman Pozzobon (Q) 19.851
20 Makaela Memmott (Q) 20.202

Tie-Down Roping Long Go

1 Cory Solomon 6.74
2 Tuf Cooper 6.93
3 Marshall Lenoard (Q) 6.96
4 Marty Yates 7.23
5 Trent Creager (Q) 7.27
6 Caleb Smidt 7.66
7 Cooper Martin 7.90
8 Marcos Costa 8.06
9 Hunter Herrin (Q) 8.25
10 Tyler Milligan (Q) 8.25
11 Cimarron Boardman (Q) 9.10
12 Shad Mayfield (Q) 9.65
13 Trevor Brazile 10.29
14 Shane Hanchey 13.60
15 Timber Moore NO TIME
16 Cade Swor NO TIME

Team Roping Long Go

1 Kaleb Driggers Junior Nogueira 3.32
2 Chad Masters Travis Graves 3.54
3 Erich Rogers Cory Petska 3.58
4 Speed Williams (Q) Wesley Thorp (Q) 3.60
5 Clay Smith Paul Eaves 3.74
6 Luke Brown Jake Long 3.85
7 Clay Tryan Jade Corkill 3.90
8 Manny Equsquiza Kory Koontz 8.58
9 Ty Blasingame (Q) Cole Davison 9.93
10 Tee Woolman Leo Camarillo 15.06
11 Wesley Thorp (Q) Seth Smithson (Q) 19.56
12 Charly Crawford Joseph Harrison No Time
13 Coleman Proctor Billie Jack Saebens No Time
14 Riley Minor Brady Minor No Time
15 Manny Egusquiza (Q) Levi Lord (Q) No Time
16 Trevor Brazile (Q) Clay Smith (Q) No Time

Steer Wrestling Long Go

1 Tyler Pearson 4.00
2 Matt Reeves (Q) 4.18
3 Scott Guenthner 4.19
4 Dakota Eldridge 4.39
5 Tyler Waguespack 4.55
6 Timmy Sparring (Q) 4.79
7 Kyle Irwin 4.96
8 Tanner Milan 5.50
9 J.D. Struxness 5.56
10 Baylor Roche 6.06
11 Hunter Cure (Q) 15.14
12 Olin Hannum 19.20
13 Ty Erickson No Time
14 Riley Duvall (Q) No Time
15 Denver Berry (Q) No Time
16 Bear Pascoe No Time

Bareback Riding Long Go

1 Kaycee Feild (Q) 88.25
2 Orin Larsen 88.25
3 Mason Clement 86.50
4 Steven Dent 86.25
5 Richmond Champion 85.75
6 Jesse Pope (Q) 83.75
7 Seth Hardwcik (Q) 82.75
8 David Peebles (Q) 82.00
9 Tim O’Connell 81.50
10 Bill Tutor 80.75
11 Tanner Aus 80.25
12 J.R. Vezain 80.00
13 Clayton Biglow 78.00
14 Will Lowe (Q) 77.25
15 Caleb Bennett 77.25

Saddle Bronc Riding Long Go

1 Cody DeMoss 87.00
2 Clay Elliott (Q) 86.75
3 Cort Scheer (Q) 84.50
4 Brody Cress 84.00
5 Heith DeMoss (Q) 83.95
6 Jake Wright 83.75
7 Hardy Braden 83.50
8 CoBurn Bradshaw 83.00
9 Isaac Diaz (Q) 82.75
10 Logan Allen (Q) 82.75
11 Jacbos Crawley 82.75
12 Zeke Thurston (Q) 81.00
13 Layton Green 80.50
14 Ryder Wright 79.00
15 Taos Muncy 7.24

Bull Riding Long Go

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