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Shields Wins The Runaway during Comeback Year

Ponoka,AB- After 165 runs on Sunday afternoon, it was Shelly Shields fast time that brought home her $20,000 piece of the $100,000 pie, just two years after breaking her pelvis at the very same event.

Shields and her horse, Toast to Val smoked a 17.036 to beat out a tough pack of horses at the Calnash Ag Event Centre. Toast is by Toast To Dash, out of a Dashing Val mare. The 13 year old gelding was previously run by Shellys daughters, one just missing out on running at the AT&T Stadium in the American by one hole on Toast. Shields husband, John suggested it was her time to get on him and make some runs. They had a fantastic weekend at the Glacier Chaser in Montana winning the 1D the Friday and Sunday, and 2nd place in the 1D on the Saturday. Shelly has been placing at the CPRA rodeos, and has plans to get entered in an American Qualifier to see if she can take Toast to Arlington, for a chance at a million dollars at the richest one day rodeo.

Second place for $10,000 in the 1D was none other than Taylor Manning with her trusted steed, Good Little Nick aka. Matlock laying down a 17.148. This was his second run back since May as Taylor wanted to give him some time off and was able to jump on Merlin for the spring and early summer rodeos.

In third position was Cranna Roberts on Blur The Judge with a 17.279, and fourth was 13 year old, Kayce Liptak riding Running For Profits who stopped the clock at a 17.301. Both 3rd and 4th spot brought home $2,000.

The weekend also included an Open with capped entries at 450, plus a $250 50 person slot race named The Vegas, and the Splash and Dash which includes a beverage of choice on the barrels with money going to a charity. Over the last four years of hosting this event, producer Laciee Shock has handed out over $600,000! Next year is the fifth year, and Shock has announced that everything will be diamonds!

For full results, visit the Leather n 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 Shields, and Manning during the event.

Top Five in each D from, prizes were given to 10th place:
1- Shelly Shields on Toast To Val 17.032 $20,000
2- Taylor Manning on Good Little Nick 17.148 $10,000
3- Cranna Roberts on Blurr The Judge 17.279 $2,000
4- Kayce Liptak on Running For Profits 17.301 $2,000
5- Callahan Tryan on Ranger 17.324
1- Kim Babcock on Perfects On The Fly 17.740 $20,000
2- Colin Balan on Bell Bottom Blue 17.751 $10,000
3- Carmen Pozzobon on Tammyslittleparadise 17.753 $2,000
4- Gaylene Buff on Tees Lil Dunnit 17.760 $2,000
5- Mariah Mannering on Happy Hour Special 17.779
1- Allison Thompson on JG Hectors Meridoc 18.454 $20,000
2- Shelley Hawthorne on Not Yet Unleashed 18.454 $10,000
3- Pamela Purves on JT Sizzle Smokey Bee 18.477 $2,000
4- Tami Jo Brewin on Passum Miss Mystic 18.483 $2,000
5- Chyanne Maurer on CL Fabio Dot Com 18.488

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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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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

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, 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, 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

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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Canada’s Best Bull Riders Travel to Australia for Second Leg of PBR’s Inaugural Global Cup

*Story from PBR Canada

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – After hosting the first stop of the inaugural PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Global Cup last November in Edmonton, Canada’s best bull riders will now travel to Sydney, Australia and Qudos Bank Arena on June 9-10 in an effort to claim the title of “toughest nation on dirt.”

Fans will be able to watch all five hours of action live from Olympic Park in Sydney exclusively on RidePass, the new digital western sports network. Award winning broadcaster Craig Hummer will call the play-by-play with three-time PBR World Champion Adriano Moraes serving as color analyst and western sports commentator Kate Harrison as sideline reporter.

The PBR Global Cup, the ultimate expression of national pride on an international stage in the sport of professional bull riding, is a five-country competition in which riders compete to become the world’s top bull-riding nation.

“The Global Cup transforms an individual performance-based sport into a team-based battle for national pride,” said Sean Gleason, CEO, PBR. “If our thrilling inaugural event in Edmonton is any indication, it’s going to be an epic competition as the best of the world put it all on the line for their home countries.”

Each night of the two-day event, all seven of Team Canada’s riders will attempt one bull as assigned by the nation’s coach from those bovine athletes in their section. At the conclusion of each evening’s first round, the coach will then choose two riders to attempt one more bull each in the night’s bonus round.

The Top 12 qualified rides from each team will be counted toward their aggregate score, with the highest being named the PBR Global Cup event winner.

In addition to riding for their piece of the $750,000 AUD purse, the world’s best bull riders will also be competing for the Australian horn from the glittering Global Cup trophy with the host nation’s dirt encapsulated inside.

Returning to lead the team in Australia is coach Aaron Roy (Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan), a seven-time PBR World Finals qualifier and three-time PBR Canada Champion. On home dirt at Rogers Place in Edmonton at the first stop of the Global Cup, Canada led after the first night of competition. A furious round two comeback by the U.S. and strong riding from Brazil brought Team Canada to a third place finish.

Leading the seven-rider contingent down under is Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Saskatchewan), the top-ranked Canadian in the PBR World standings, currently No. 13. A returning competitor for Team Canada, Buttar’s performance in Edmonton was cut short after he broke his foot during the first round of competition. Thus far in 2018, the 25-year-old has been electric, recording seven Top-10 finishes on the premier 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast.

Fellow elite tour regular Tanner Byrne (Prince Albert, Saskatchewan) will also return to represent the Maple Leaf in Sydney. After beginning the 2018 season riding at two PBR Australia events, Byrne has since earned two event wins en route to becoming the No. 21-ranked bull rider in the world.

The best performing rider for Team Canada in Edmonton, Lonnie West (Cadogan, Alberta) will look to repeat his success in Australia. The 22-year-old will make the more than 8,000-mile trip with a victory at his back, winning at last weekend’s PBR Canada Monster Energy Tour event in Moncton, New Brunswick.  West made his debut on the PBR’s premier series earlier this season in Billings, Montana, where he was eighth. He has recorded two event wins and nine Top-10 finishes and is now ranked a career-high No. 33 in the world.

The remainder of the team includes:

–          Brock Radford (De Winton, Alberta): Currently the No. 1 ranked rider in the Canadian national standings, thus far in 2018, Radford has ridden to an event win and six Top-5 finishes at Canadian events, in addition to making six appearances on the elite 25th PBR: Unleash The Beast. Ranked No. 31 in the world, like Byrne, Radford also began his season in Australia, riding at three events.

–          Zane Lambert (Ponoka, Alberta): As a two-time and reigning PBR Canada Champion, Lambert is one of only two riders, alongside coach Roy, to hold multiple national titles (2013 and 2017). He is no stranger to Australian competition, riding in the nation during four prior seasons, including for the 2009 PBR World Cup. Lambert has earned six Top-10 finishes this season ahead of his return to the country.

–          Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan): One of two new faces to the Team Canada roster, Parsonage is one of the most consistent Canadian riders at PBR events, thus far covering eight of his 15 bulls (53.33%). Thus far in 2018, the 25-year-old’s season has been highlighted by his event win in Teepee Creek, Alberta.

–          Wacey Finkbeiner (Ponoka, Albert): Selected by coach Roy to replace injured teammate Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta), Finkbeiner will be making his Australian debut at the Global Cup. Ahead of his first out on the world stage, Finkbeiner has earned five Top-5 finishes at Canadian events.


On hand in case of injury will be alternate Justin Lloyd (Tisdale, Saskatchewan), part of the 14-rider Team Canada contingent in Edmonton.

Global Cup action gets underway at 7:00 p.m. ACST on Saturday, June 9 and will conclude on Sunday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. ACST.

RidePass coverage will begin at 5:30am ET on both Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10.

Fans will also be able to watch all the action on TSN2 when the network airs a one-hour highlights program from the event on Tuesday, July 3 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Be sure to stay tuned to for the latest event information, and follow the team’s journey on Facebook (PBR Canada), Twitter (@PBRCanada), and Instagram (@PBRCanada).

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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

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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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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Calgary Stampede Contestants

The Calgary Stampede has released their 2017 contestant list!

Calgary invites barrel racers from the following qualifications:
1-2016 Calgary Champion
2-Top 6 from 2016 WPRA standings.
3-Top 4 from 2016 CPRA standings
4-Top 4 from 2016 WPRA Tour Final Standings
5-Top 4 from 2017 WPRA qualifications standings as of April 1.
6-2017 RNCFR Champion

If an invited contestant turns down the invite, they go to the next person down the list.

Ladies Barrel Racing

Mary Burger – Pauls Valley, OK
Pamela Capper – Cheney, WA
Sherry Cervi – Marana, AZ
Callahan Crossley – Hermiston, OR
Nancy Csabay – Taber, AB
Jackie Ganter – Abilene, TX
Katie Garthwaite – Merritt, BC
Jana Griemsman – Piedmont, SD
Kathy Grimes – Medical Lake, WA
Stevi Hillman – Weatherford, TX
Taylor Langdon – Aubrey, TX
Lisa Lockhart – Oelrichs, SD
Emily Miller – Weatherford, OK
Amberleigh Moore – Keizer, OR
Kassie Mowry – Dublin, TX
Tiany Schuster – Krum, TX
Cayla Small – Welch, OK
Kimmie Wall – Roosevelt, UT
Kirsty White – Big Valley, AB
Paige Willis – Bristol, FL

Canadians that will be competing include Saddle Bronc riders Jim Berry, Dustin Flundra, Clay Elliot, Layton Green, Zeke Thurston, & Jake Watson, Bareback riders Cole Goodine, Jake Vold, Orin Larsen, & Ky Marshall, Steer Wrestlers Brock Butterfield, Curtis Cassidy, Cody Cassidy, Derek Frank, & Tanner Milan, Tie-Down Ropers Morgan Grant, Lee Rombough, Logan Bird, & Al Bouchard,  Bull Riders Dakota Butter, Cody Coverchuk, Jordan Hansen, Tim Lipsett, Tyler Pankewitz, & Brock Radford, & Barrel Racers Kirsty White, Katie Garthwaite, and Nancy Csabay!

Full list of contestants below.

Saddle Bronc Riding

Jim Berry – Rocky Mtn. House, AB
Allen Boore – Axtell, UT
Hardy Braden – Welch, OK
CoBurn Bradshaw – Beaver, UT
Jacobs Crawley – Boerne, TX
Sterling Crawley – Stephenville, TX
Cody DeMoss – Heflin, LA
Clay Elliott – Nanton, AB
Dustin Flundra – Pincher Creek, AB
Layton Green – Meeting Creek, AB
Audy Reed – Spearman, TX
Cort Scheer – Elsmere, NE
Wade Sundell – Boxholm, IA
Zeke Thurston – Big Valley, AB
Jake Watson – Hudson’s Hope, BC
Jake Wright – Milford, UT
Rusty Wright – Milford, UT
Cody Wright – Milford, UT
Jesse Wright – Milford, UT
Ryder Wright – Milford, UT

Bareback Riding

Tanner Aus – Granite Falls, MN
Caleb Bennett – Tremonton, UT
Clayton Biglow – Clements, CA
Ty Breuer – Mandan, ND
Jake Brown – Cleveland, TX
Richmond Champion – Dublin, TX
Mason Clements – Santaquin, UT
Wyatt Denny – Minden, NV
Steven Dent – Mullen, NE
Kaycee Feild – Genola, UT
Austin Foss – Terrebonne, OR
Cole Goodine – Carbon, AB
RC Landingham – Hat Creek, CA
Orin Larsen – Inglis, MB
Ky Marshall – Bowden, AB
Tyler Nelson – Victor, ID
Tim O’Connell – Zwingle, IA
Steven Peebles – Redmond, OR
J.R. Vezain – Cowley, WY
Jake Vold – Airdrie, AB

Steer Wrestling

Bray Armes – Gruver, TX
Luke Branquinho – Los Alamos, CA
Seth Brockman – Wheatland, WY
Brock Butterfield – Ponoka, AB
Curtis Cassidy – Donalda, AB
Cody Cassidy – Donalda, AB
Riley Duvall – Checotah, OK
Dakota Eldridge – Elko, NV
Ty Erickson – Helena, MT
Derek Frank – Stoney Plain, AB
Stockton Graves – Alva, OK
Nick Guy – Sparta, WI
Clayton Hass – Weatherford, TX
Kyle Irwin – Robertsdale, AL
Tanner Milan – Cochrane, AB
Josh Peek – Pueblo, CO
Matt Reeves – Cross Plains, TX
JD Struxness – Milan, MN
Jason Thomas – Benton, AR
Tyler Waguespack – Gonzales, LA

Tie Down Roping

Logan Bird – Nanton, AB
Al Bouchard – Scandia, AB
Trevor Brazile – Decatur, TX
Marcos Costa – Parana, BRZ
Tyson Durfey – Weatherord, TX
Morgan Grant – Didsbury, AB
Shane Hanchey – Sulphur, LA
Hunter Herrin – Apache, OK
Ryan Jarrett – Comanche, OK
JC Malone – Plain City, UT
Timber Moore – Aubrey, TX
Riley Pruitt – Gering, NE
Lee Rombough – Sexsmith, AB
Matt Shiozawa – Chubbuck, ID
Caleb Smidt – Bellville, TX
Cory Solomon – Prairie View, TX
Cade Swor – Winnie, TX
Stetson Vest – Childress, TX
Fred Whitfield – Hockley, TX
Marty Yates – Stephenville, TX

Bull Riding

Dakota Buttar – Kindersley, SK
Cody Coverchuk – Meadow Lake, SK
Cooper Davis – Jasper, TX
Ryan Dirteater – Hulbert, OK
Brennon Eldred – Sulpher, OK
Joe Frost – Randlett, UT
Jordan Hansen – Okotoks, AB
Sage Steele Kimzey – Strong City, OK
Mike Lee – Alvord, TX
Timothy Lipsett – Lumsden, SK
Jess Lockwood – Volborg, MT
Guilherme Marchi – Itupeva, BRZ
JB Mauney – Mooresville, NC
Chase Outlaw – Hamburg, AR
Tyler Pankewitz – Ponoka, AB
Brock Radford – DeWinton, AB
Garrett Smith – Rexburg, ID
Cody Teel – Kountze, TX
Fabiano Vieira – Parana, BRZ
Joao Ricardo Vieira – Sao Paulo, BRZ

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Back On Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race – Why You Should Enter

This year marks the fifth year the Back On Track Canadian Cowboy Ski Race will take place.

The race has found a new home at Mount Norquay, and happen Saturday March 18th.

If you’re thinking its only for Canadian Professional Rodeo Association members, you are incorrect. The race is for anyone who is involved in rodeo and chuckwagons, regardless of the association. All you need to bring is your cowboy hat and chaps to buck the mountain!

Okay, now that you know you can enter if you have your hat and chaps with you, you’re wondering why you should go? Well, all proceeds from the race benefit the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team, which has contributed over $50,000 in the last four years, so why wouldn’t you enter when its benefiting our rodeo athletes and is a blast at the same time?

If you are free on Saturday, March 18th, head for the hills my friends!



  • 8:30am – 11:00am: Competitor Check-in inside the Cascade Lodge.
  • 1:30pm: Athletes load the Cascade chair and head to top of course
  • 2:00pm: Dual slalom races on Cascade stampede course.
  • 3:30pm: Stampede downhill race begins on Cascade stampede course.
  • 6:30pm: Dinner function at Wild Bill’s Saloon in Banff

You can register online by visiting this link, sending an e-transfer and email to one of our organisers, or purchase tickets on Saturday March 18th at the Resort! Visit the registration desk in the Cascade Lodge from 8:30am to 11:00am.

Options are as follows:

Dinner Ticket for Wild Bills in Banff  – $60
Friends & Family Ticket includes Lift and Dinner – $115
Competitors Ticket includes Race Entry, Lift Ticket & Dinner – $145

Please note:  There are no refunds. All participants must sign an event waiver.

Hotel rates

Inns of Banff – ($119-$399)
Banff Caribou Lodge – ($169-$309)
Tunnel Mountain Lodge – ($179-$249)
Moose Hotel and Suites – ($249-$479)

To access these special rates please call Best of Banff at 1-800-563-8764 and reference Cowboy Ski Race 2017 – Group #1856319 or visit

See you there!

Whats Happening

Panee Timed Event Challenges 2017

In case you haven’t heard just yet, there will be a timed event challenge, once a month at the Panee Arena located in Maskewacis, Alberta, just North of Ponoka.
Events include Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Tie-Down Roping, Goats, Poles, Breakaway & Barrels. This is a 14-15 barrel pen with good ground. Below you will find ALL event details!

Saturday January 14/17 12pm
Saturday February 11/17 12pm
Saturday March 11/17 12pm
Saturday April 29/17. 12pm
Saturday May 6/17 12pm

  • Entries are to be paid prior to your run in each event and/or by time last person has competed in that event.
  • Entries are Cash Only
  • Pre-Entries will be happening a week prior for all events
  • Entries have opened as of Monday Jan 2 Online with email address And by phone each night from 6 to 9pm Til they close on Tuesday Jan 10 (780-678-6432)
  • Pre-Entries will close Tuesday Jan 10/17
  • Draws will be posted Wednesday Jan 11/17
  • In the event that there are numerous barrel racers we will be running a slack in the morning prior to 12pm start
  • Calves will be tied prior to event that morning
  • Goats will be tied & trained prior to event
  • Stalls available the night before , bring your own shavings
  • Indoor $15.00
  • Outdoor $10.00
  • Concession will be available

Please send your entries to email address:

Subject Line: indicate your Full Name
In the Body: State which Events you are entering
Which Category if there is one (16 & Up or 15 & under)
How many times each event entering & the Horses names (Barrel Racers, Poles, Breakaway, Goats)
Team Ropers who you’re partnering with and your heading/heeling numbers
Also please put down mailing address and contact number that I can reach you at if I have any questions

Entries can be phoned in
Call In Entries will be from 6pm to 9pm
Phone in Number 780-678-6432 (Amanda)
Entries will also be taken day of Event

For ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS regarding pre-entries etc, check out the Facebook Page by clicking here. Website link to appear soon!

Steer Wrestling
Enter 2x
Entry Fees: $75.00/man/run pre-entry
$85.00/man/run – Day of Event
Stock charge – $5.00/entry
Payout 67%
30 & under 4 monies paid
31 & Up 6 monies paid
All stock chute ran, no draw
No added money
No barrier
Half a second taken off for all high school and junior high kids
Stock supplied by Rocky Ross

Team Roping
Entry Fee: $60/man/go – plus $5 stock charge per entry/go
$70/man Enter Day of Event
Can enter 2x – different pick partners
#12 Equalizer Up & Down
1/2 Sec per # either way
Payout: 67%
100 Entries & Under 5 Monies Paid
101 Entries & Up 6 Monies Paid
29%, 24%, 19%, 14%, 9%, 5%
All stock chute ran, no draw
No added money
Stock supplied by Rocky Ross

Calf Roping
Enter 2x
Entry Fees $60/man/go pre-entry
$70 day of event
Stock charge – $5/entry
Payout 67%
30 or less 4 monies paid
31 or more 6 monies paid
All stock chute ran, no draw
No added money
No barrier
Half a second taken off for all high school and junior high kids
Stock supplied by Aaron Mosicki

Goats 16 & Up
Entry 2x
Entry Fee: $40/man/run pre-entry
$50 Day of Entry
Stock charge – $5/entry
Payout 67%
30 & less entries 4 monies paid
31 & up entries 6 monies paid
No added money

Goats 15 & Under
Entry 2x
Entry Fee: $30/man/run pre-entry
$40.00 Day of Entry
Stock charge – $5/entry
Payout 67%
30 & less entries 4 monies paid
31 & up entries 6 monies paid
No added money
Stock supplied by Jessa Galloway

Open Barrels – 16 & Up
Enter 3x
Entry Fee:$60.00 pre-entry
$70.00 Enter Day of Event
May enter same horse up to 3x or enter others
2D with 1 sec split
Payout: 70%
30 Entries or Less – 4 Monies
40%, 30%, 20% & 10%
31 Entries and more – 6 Monies
29%, 24%, 19%, 14%, 9%, 5%
No Added Money
Enter 3x
What the Open Barrels would pay with a pre-entry of 70 girls
2D (per D)
1st – $426. 5th – $132
2nd – $352. 6th – $73
3rd – $279
4th – $205

Junior Barrels – 15 & Under
Entry Fee:$40.00 pre-entry
$50.00 Enter Day of Event
May enter same horse up to 3x or enter others
2D with 1 sec split
Payout: 70%
30 Entries or Less – 4 Monies
40%, 30%, 20% & 10%
31 Entries and more – 6 Monies
29%, 24%, 19%, 14%, 9%, 5%
No Added Money

Breakaway 16 & Up
Enter 2x
Fees: $60.00 pre-entry
$70.00 day of event
Stock charge: $5.00/entry
70% Payout
30 entries & under 4 monies paid
31 entries & up 6 monies paid
All stock chute ran, no draw
No added money

Breakaway 15 & Under
Enter 2x
Fees: $40.00 pre-entry
$50.00 day of event
Stock charge: $5.00/entry
70% Payout
30 entries & under 4 monies paid
31 entries & up 6 monies paid
All stock chute ran, no draw
No added money
Stock supplied by Rocky Ross

Open Poles 16 & Up
Enter 2x
Entry Fee: $60 pre-entry
$70 Enter Day of Event
Pay Out 70%
29%, 24%, 19%, 14%, 9%, 5%
2D With 1 Sec split
No Added Money

Junior Poles 15 & Under
Enter 2x
Entry Fee: $40 pre-entry
$50 Enter Day of Event
Pay Out 70%
29%, 24%, 19%, 14%, 9%, 5%
2D With 1 Sec split
No Added Money

Fashionista Whats Happening

G3 Events Thankful for Support of Night at the Marquis

RED DEER, Alberta — Ladies from the western community packed the house at The Harvest Centre at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta on Saturday night. A sold out crowd enjoyed shopping from some of Alberta’s best western style boutiques, a fashion show, and guest speaker Amberley Snyder.

Snyder is a professional barrel racer who was in a rollover accident in 2009, that left her paralyzed from the waist down. Just months after the accident she was back on a horse, more determined than ever.

In a room full of nearly 400 women, one could hear a pin drop as Amberley captivated the audience with her story.

Trish Fossum Granger drove three hours with two excited young ladies.

“My daughters best friend was in a car accident when she was four years old,” Granger said. “Hanna has overcome many obstacles over the last nine years. She rides horses, ski races, shows her 4-H steer just to name a few. Her dream was to meet her inspiration Amberley Snyder. Thanks to the G3 Event’s, not only did she get to hear Amberley speak, the amazing ladies who organized this event made sure that she was able to meet her.”


Wendy Bunney from Edmonton is already looking forward to next year.

“Everyone I spoke to kept saying what a stellar event it was and the hosts should be commended for pulling it off! Amazing, fun night, and my credit card took a few hits, but I got some great deals! Sure hoping this is a repeat next year!” said Bunney.

Charlsey Whittemore, Owner of B & B Clothing Boutique was delighted to be a part of the event.


“Inspiration, friendship, and shopping describe the event to a T,” Whittemore said. “Not only did guest speaker Amberley Snyder captivate the entire room but the opportunity of being surrounded by other successful boutique owners was an inspiration on its own. The ladies definitely came to shop! On behalf of all of the boutiques we can’t thank the event organizers enough.”

Taylor Cox came with nine other women, who were all looking forward to a night out.


“Grit, Glamour and Goals-Night at the Marquis was a very well-organized, fun paced, exciting girl’s night out that myself and many others look forward to attending again in the future!” Cox said. “They also had wicked door prizes and great wine! Love my baseball cap and who doesn’t love free wine?!”

Event organizers had decided to create a scholarship for a deserving recipient. Ladies were encouraged to write an essay explaining why they deserved the scholarship and how they are helping the sport of rodeo. Entrants had to be an active member of the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and be enrolled in a minimum six week course.

This years Grit, Glamour & Goals scholarship recipient is Brittainy Smith who attends the University of Lethbridge taking her Bachelor of Science majoring in neuroscience.

“Two of my good friends, Hope Skoocdopole and Nikki Vanderlee were with me watching the live feed of the scholarship announcement,” Smith said. “I was beaming with joy and excitement after the incredible words from the ladies presenting the scholarship. My friends gave me a hug and said I deserved it. To be honest I cried a little from and the cheering and love I felt. I would love to thank each one of the organizers for putting on such an amazing event for women in the western community. I have received other scholarships but this one will be one of the most memorable.”

Organizers of the show, Brittany Forsyth, Rayel Daines and Cassie Hausauer are thankful for the support of the western community for this event. Moving forward, they have some serious planning to do to for their next event.


“Overall, there is nothing I would change about how our first event went,” Forsyth said. “Attendees expressed their happiness and everyone was tickled to be there. G3 has a lot of wheels turning already and you can definitely expect more to come from us.”

To view more photos of the event, check out G3’s Facebook Page.

About G3 Events:

Grit, Glamour & Goals;  G3 Events was created by Brittany Forsyth, Cassie Hausauer and Rayel Daines 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.  G3 has also created the Grit, Glamour & Goals Scholarship. For more, visit G3 Events on Facebook or Instagram.