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Canadian Finals Rodeo

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Lynette Brodoway CFR 2017

Coming to Edmonton in second position after 39 rodeos and $30,601.56 pocketed is Lynette Brodoway and her boys, Freeway (11) and Rocket(8). They are half brothers on the sire side, both by Root Beers Boots, who stands at the Sandy Ridge Stallion Station.

How would you describe their style?
Freeway is a straighter type running horse and very aggressive. I try to ride him pretty quiet and just let him do his job. Rocket is a rounder turner and a lot more laid back so I have to be more aggressive in how I ride him. They are both kind and easy to be around.

What was your favourite rodeo this year?
My favourite rodeo was Ponoka. Qualifying for the short go was a long time goal finally achieved. The committee worked so hard for our event, making the ground conditions the very best possible. I am always amazed by the crowd at Ponoka and the high energy!

What has been your most memorable run over the years?
Wainwright’s first go run this year is my most memorable run ever. It was rainy and the ground conditions didn’t look great. I was in the slack, it was cool, and I was so disappointed in the weather and ground conditions. I didn’t have any expectations and decided to just sit back and let Freeway do his job. Long story short – he won the first go. This run helped me make some changes in how I rode him for the rest of the year.

Who is your barrel racing idol, and why?
My barrel racing idol is Rayel Little. Her great horsemanship and humility are a wonderful example to us barrel racers. Rayel was also an inductee to our Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall Of Fame this year.

Will you be rodeoing south of the border this winter?
I will be rodeoing in Arizona this winter. I really enjoy those rodeos and it is a good way to get the year started.

Riding a seasoned horse, how do you keep them sharp on the pattern?
I don’t really have any barrel exercises for Freeway and Rocket but I do periodically breeze them through the pattern and if something shows up I deal with it. I like to reinforce the skills needed for barrel racing while doing other activities. I change this up, sometimes I work, for example, the poles, the cutter’s flag or the Heel O Matic.

We all know that barrel racing and rodeo is very much so a mental sport. How do you stay mentally focused?
Before my run I like to visualize a good run and then focus on executing that good run. This is a very important aspect of the Sport. As part of my ‘Brodoway Mentorship Program’, I am always educating myself and growing in the area of ‘mental toughness’. I practice these concepts personally and then teach them to fellow Barrel Racers through my Program.

What products do you use to keep your horses feeling their best on the road?
‘Herbs for Horses’ has great products that I use to keep Freeway and Rocket sharp and feeling good. Because of their different personalities I have specific products for each horse.

What is the best piece of advice you could give someone who wanted to run pro?
Learning how to ride out the highs and lows of rodeo was a struggle for me. I have learned not to take the bad runs personally and not to get big headed over the good runs.

What is the one thing you cannot live without on the road?
I will not leave home without my daytimer. I write down my times, what I like and don’t like in my runs, my entry dates, how many hours to get to the rodeo, ground conditions and inspiring quotes. Those that travel with me know that we do not leave until it is on the truck dash. My rodeo life is in that black book!

*Photos submitted by Lynette

On The Record

Kirsty White CFR 2017

After 43 rodeos, and $23,713.71 won, Kirsty White has qualified again for the Canadian Finals Rodeo with her great mare Racey aka Special Tack (by Plain Special out of a Cutters Bonanza (Major Bonanza) mare.) This will be White’s fifth CFR, and they are coming in HOT in fourth position!

How would you describe Racey’s style and personality?
Racey is very present, forward and pushy in addition to being very sensitive, she has a very strong personality and is the most reactive horse I have ever been around. She is a difficult horse but has so much try its off the charts. She turns on all four and is very correct but feels different on the left side compared to the right, which is why I went left. She has changed my life. I love her with all my horse. She has the most try out of anything I have ever rode.

Can you tell us about your other horse?
Raisen is exactly the opposite of Racey. Very laid back, easy going but super spooky. Probably one of the finest horses I have ever trained. She wants to use her hind end in the turn, has a great style and is very easy to ride fast. She definitely makes you look good. She is a five year old by an own son of Corona Cartel and out of an own daughter of Raise A Secrete, who is out of Bugs Alive in 75. She is crazy fast and efficient. I am so excited about her

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
I have two favourites. The last run in my pool at Calgary because I won it, and have tried to win it for a long time, and Okotoks because I won it on Raisen! I was over the moon with her.

Over the years, what has been your most memorable run you’ve made?
Gosh, thats a tough one. Racey worked unreal at Ponoka in the long round this year. I was thirteenth out and she tried her butt off. I won third and then I won Okotoks inside one year by three tenths, almost a flawless run. There are so many great runs, I am just lucky to go fast when I get to.

Who is your barrel racing idol?
Rayel Little, without question the best trainer of all time on the planet!

Will you be rodeoing south the border this winter?
Yes, I got into Houston and San Antonio so I was hoping to have both the horses ready.

Riding a seasoned barrel horse, what exercises do you do for tune-ups on the pattern?
Just exercise every day. Sprints, speed control, slow work, and always long trotting in the field eery few days.

We all know that being competitive takes serious mental strength.What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo?
I just try to stay positive and get all my physical prep done. The mental game when I’m training is patience, sometimes to stretch the ride out is better than dying on that hill. Sometimes they just need time to process. If I’m in a jam, I just retract or ask in a different way, but keep asking and try to wait them out. For competition a person just needs to figure out how to be present and relaxed. Usually deep breathing works best to expel thoughts so as better to react and feel and try to get where you can practice this, away from the chatter.

What is your go to product for keeping your horse feeling her best for the season?
Corvet, Ty Corbiell is my go to. I have complete trust in him and he helps me read my horses needs really well. He cares.

What is the best piece of advice you could give a person who wanted to run pro?
Try not to expect too much and have an open mind. There is so much info our there. Don’t get too high or too low, and try to do everything you can to be prepared. Try to just have one main go to, keep trying and never give up.

What is one thing you can’t live without on the road?
My horses head gear.

Kirsty would like to thank her sponsors,  Back  On Track , SharpEdge, & Corvet- Ty Corbiell

*Photo submitted by Kirsty

On The Record

Sarah Gerard CFR 2017

Back for her second Canadian Finals Rodeo is Sarah Gerard and her mare Mona aka. Luv n Roan Mance, who is by Desperado Doc and out of Miss Behavin Irwin. Together after 43 rodeos they won $17,359.48 and are headed to Edmonton in 11th position.


How would you describe Mona’s style?
Mona is a turner. I push her in between then try to stay quiet and out of her way around the barrels. No wins for Mona and I this year.

With all the miles made, varying ground conditions, and expenses,what kept the CFR dream alive for you?
First of all it was Jason,Odessa and Troy telling me to go. That I could get it done that I needed to make it so they could go watch . I think my family and friends believing that Mona and I could get to the CFR but also my family allowing me to be gone a good part of the summer with out to much complaint was the strong driving force that let me stick the miles out. Odessa was amazing and took care of all my responsibilities at home even through being evacuated because of the crazy wildfires!! I’m so thankful for each and every person that helped me out along the way enabling me to accomplish my hope of competing at the 2017CFR. My list is too long to name everyone but it’s their kindness and generosity that has made it a reality!! Sherri Belcham also said she would make me shirts if I got there so that was extra incentive. Last but not least.. I just love to barrel race!!

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
I would say KDays stands out as my favourite this year. I always wanted a chance to run at Northlands again to apply the lessons I had learned after my rookie performance at the 2003 CFR and Mona pulled through getting a good cheque.

Who is your barrel racing idol?
Sherri Cervi. I admire her riding style.

Regarding legging a horse up,what is your routine?
For Mona because she has pssm I slowly work her up to a regular workout before the start of the season which is 10minutes walking 10 trot 7-10 lope/gallop 5 trot 10 walk.

We all know that being competitive takes serious mental strength.What do you do to keep a sharp mental edge in the game of rodeo?
I try to focus on riding to the best of my ability so my horses can work to the best of theirs. Being able to reach out for support from my family and friends when life on the road gets overwhelming is important for me. Knowing God always has a plan.

What is your go to product for keeping your horse feeling her best for the season?
For Mona it’s her odd traveling buddy….Rona the goat. Mona gets anxious with very high stress so Rona settles her making the miles easier on her and me too.

What is the best piece of advice you were ever given regarding barrel racing?
There is 2 that I always fall back on. Kenny Mclean said get off his face trust him! And My Dad told me you got to be smarter than the horse.

What is one thing you can’t live without on the road?
I’d say coffee.

*Photo submitted by Sarah

On The Record

Jackie Ganter CFR 2017

Of all the barrel racers I have interviewed, Jackie Ganter has been Lipstick and Cowboy Boots the most in the past few years, this being her fifth interview, sixth including the podcast. (Poor girl!)

Jackie just missed out on another Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualification, but is happy to be headed North for the Canadian Finals. Jackie won $16,160.10 in CPRA earnings at 21 rodeos this season, and is coming to Edmonton in 12th position. She is bringing Recent Release, Guys French Jet, and Cartels Fame with her. R being her main horse during the finals.


How is R bred?
He is 19 years old so most of his breeding is old but he’s a grandson of Dash For Cash and has Three Bars on the bottom.

How would you describe R’s style?
He is turny but honest and very gritty. He loves his job.

What kind of quirks does he have?
Everything! Haha. He is a crazy old man but I love him. His biggest quirk is the alley, you have to keep him away until it’s your time to go.

This has been a challenging year for you, what kept you going?
I think just the will to win. It has definitely been trying but we are going to keep pushing through.

What was your favourite rodeo this year and why?
I would have to say Calgary. It is my all time favorite rodeo. When Baby J won 2nd in the WildCard I just lost it, to make the finals there both years I’ve competed is a dream come true.

Who is your barrel racing idol?
Amberley Snyder

How do you stay healthy on the road? Do you exercise or just eat as healthy as you can?
Well, kind of neither but should I? Yes, most definitely should do both.

What was it like working with RedBull, and do you have any future side projects like this lined up?
I am very honored to be on the Red Bull Athlete Team, it is so humbling to meet the other athletes from all over the world and be grouped with them. Yes, there will be more projects in the future. (Check the RedBull action out here.)

Will you be going to the WNFR to watch this year, or will you be staying home, or maybe taking a hot vacation instead?
I got invited to the Boyd Gaming Cinch Shootout so I will be attending that as well as entering the All-In Barrel Race and American Qualifier. Also I’ll be signing autographs at quite a few of my sponsor’s booths so I’ll basically be out there the whole time.

What is your go to product for keeping your horse feeling her best for the season?
PHT Products, Equi-Resp, Respond Laser, Sportz-Vibe, and Ice-Vibes

What is the best piece of advice you would give a person regarding barrel racing?
Do the impossible! Lots of days you feel like you’re facing a brick wall and you just have to break through it.

What is one thing you can’t live without on the road?
My dog, Derby.

*Photo submitted by Jackie


LCB Report – June 30-July 2

Ponoka, AB- It boiled down to three Canadians and one American, chasing the title of Ponoka Stampede barrel racing Champion after a tough final round this afternoon.

Carman Pozzobon put on a clinic running a 17.417 in the short go on her buckskin mare Ripp, and a 17.626 in the showdown. The pair will be taking home a grand total of $15,614.69 from the weekend in Ponoka, along with an 8th place $925 cheque out of Williams Lake, BC.

Pozzobon was sitting 23rd in the standings prior to this weekend, and has now guaranteed herself another Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Miss Taylor Manning proved once again that she means business and can most certainly run with the big dogs, as the 13 year old was second in the short go and second in the show down, taking home a grand total of $9,365.65 this weekend from the Ponoka Stampede. This money will shoot her way up in the standings as she was sitting 33rd before this weekend kicked off.

Keep your eye out for this pair for the rest of the season, after this big weekend and still a few months remaining, I think we will see them in Edmonton this fall!

This past weekend Onion Lake put up $3,000 in added money in each of the major events making for a great payday to each event winner.

This added money brought 65 ladies out to wrap three barrels, and once again, Miss Justine Elliot came out on top running a 17.51 which was two tenths ahead of Sandra Carter who cashed in on second place.

“My run was good.” Justine recalled, “Blondy worked her best again!” she said.

Elliot who started the year in the junior barrel racing is now leading the standings in the ladies barrels by nearly $2,500, and will be by even more once this past weekend’s winnings are added into the mix.

“The season I’ve had so far has been great! I have won just over $10,000.” said Elliot.

To Northern Alberta, it was Briana Baudin who won the Spruce Point Park rodeo in Kinuso. Baudin ran a 16.203 on her horse Ebony.

“I was really happy with Eb! I had an awesome first, so I knew the rest of my run would be the same. She was really calm and relaxed warming up and going in, so I had a feeling it would be a good day.” she exclaimed.

Kellie Collier from Hereford, TX won Airdrie’s Pro rodeo this past weekend running a 15.039 for $2,462.80. Collier was number one in the Canadian standings heading into this weekend, and was number eight in the world.

Jane Melby took home the win and a purse of $4,110 out of Williams Lake after running a 16.328.

See full results below!

Onion Lake Rodeo – Unofficial Results courtesy of the LRA
1.Justine Elliot 17.51; 2. Sandra Carter 17.75; 3. Shannon Blakely 17.98; 4. Christine Ross 18.02; 5. Aimee Mcknight 18.13; 6. Kayley Anderson 18.16; 7. Cheyenne Klepper 18.19; 8. Tammi Braithwaite 18.2

Spruce Point Park Rodeo, Kinuso – Unofficial Results courtesy of the WRA
1.Briana Baudin 16.203; 2. Cheyenne Klepper 16.226; 3. Kristen Spiker 16.233; 4. Jacqueline Marsh 16.239; 5. Brittany Kaiser 16.527; 6. Melissa Freeman 16.548; 7. Lisa Trach 16.624; 8. Karli Haeberle 16.723

Ponoka Stampede Long Go Unofficial Results – courtesy of the CPRA
1. Sherry Cervi, 17.610 seconds, $4703.61; 2. Callahan Crossley, 17.675, $3998.07; 3. Kirsty White, 17.701, $3292.52; 4. Tillar Murray, 17.748, $2822.17; 5. Cathy Grant, 17.754, $2351.81; 6. (tie) Carman Pozzobon and Jaime Hinton, 17.758, $1411.08 each; 8. Taylor Jacob, 17.833, $940.72; 9. Taylor Manning, 17.837, $823.13; 10. Melissa Thiessen, 17.846, $705.54; 11. Christine Laughlin, 17.890, $587.95; 12. Lynette Brodoway, 17.894, $470.36

Ponoka Stampede Short Go Results – Courtesy of the CPRA
1. Carman Pozzobon,17.417, $2000; 2. Taylor Manning, 17.649, $1,500; 3. Lynette Brodoway, 17.675, $1000; 4. Christine Laughlin, 17.704, $500

Ponoka Stampede Showdown Results – Courtesy of the CPRA
1. Carman Pozzobon, 17.626 $7,500; 2. Taylor Manning, 17.662 $3,750; 3. Jamie Hinton, 17.707 $2,250; 4. Lynette Brodoway, 17.820 $1,500

Williams Lake Stampede Unofficial Results – courtesy of the CPRA
1. Jane Melby, 16.328 seconds, $4110; 2. Sydney Daines, 16.414, $3288; 3. Jackie Ganter, 16.429, $2671; 4. Jaime Hinton, 16.438, $2055; 5. Lynette Brodoway, 16.464, $1644; 6. Cathy Grant, 16.533, $1233; 7. Kendra Edey, 16.596, $1027; 8. Carman Pozzobon, 16.668, $925; 9. Colby Gilbert, 16.674, $822; 10. Diane Skocdopole, 16.684, $719; 11. Sherrylynn Johnson, 16.691, $616; 12. Crystal Christman, 16.695, $514; 13. Rene Leclercq, 16.756, $411; 14. Callahan Crossley, 16.756, $308; 14. Katie Garthwaite, 16.761, $205

Airdrie Pro Rodeo Unofficial Results – courtesy of the CPRA
1. Kellie Collier, 15.039 seconds, $2462.80; 2. Callahan Crossley, 15.137, $2093.38; 3. Rainy Robinson, 15.232, $1723.96; 4. Sydney Daines, 15.249, $1477.68; 5. Colby Gilbert, 15.260, $1231.40; 6. Cathy Grant, 15.264, $861.98; 7. Marci Laye, 15.309, $615.70; 8. Kirsty White, 15.368, $492.56; 9. Jaime Hinton, 15.409, $430.99; 10. Tillar Murray, 15.416, $369.42; 11. Laci Suitor, 15.435, $307.85; 12. Rebecca Miller, 15.446, $246.28


LCB Report June 17th-18th

Innisfail, ALBERTA – Diane Skocdopole is making her runs count, winning her second CPRA rodeo of the year this past weekend at the Daines Ranch. She has now moved to 19th position after just eight rodeos with $3,348.75 won.

“My horse was strong and really sucked down and turned her first and second barrel. She didn’t finish 3rd as good as I’d have liked but it was ok being as we had to run out the corner gate. I’m just happy it all worked out.” she said.

The rodeo was packed all weekend, even selling out of physical tickets on Saturday night.

“It was super fun to get to run in a perf there. Such a great atmosphere and history at that rodeo!” said Skocdopole.

Full results from the June 17-18 weekend & current CPRA standings including Innisfail are below.

Innisfail Unofficial Results – courtesy of the CPRA
1. Diane Skocdopole, 15.910 seconds, $2246.60; 2. Shalayne Lewis, 16.003, $1909.61; 3. Rebecca Miller, 16.031, $1572.62; 4. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 16.079, $1347.96; 5. Katie Garthwaite, 16.108, $1123.30; 6. Kaylea Argent, 16.111, $786.31; 7. Julie Leggett, 16.114, $561.65; 8. Nancy Csabay, 16.127, $449.32; 9. Braidy Howes, 16.146, $393.16; 10. Kelly Collier, 16.161, $336.99; 11. Raylee Edwards, 16.172, $280.82; 12. Briana Baudin, 16.209, $224.66

Gooseberry Results – courtesy of the LRA
Traci Beckman 16.229 3,958.08
Susan Gulick 16.308 3,251.28
Kali Kott 16.452 2,544.48
Mary Ann Toohey 16.464 1,837.68
Jaclyn Marsh 16.476 1,130.88
Val Gillespie 16.514 706.80
Justine Elliot 16.558 424.08
Melissa Freeman 16.591 282.72

Killam Results – courtesy of the LRA
Cheyenne Klepper 13.669 1,627.50
Brittany Kaiser 13.738 1,336.88
Shelby Swain 13.778 1,046.25
Justin Elliot 13.892 755.63
Kali Kott 13.955 465.00
Jaycee Davidson 13.99 290.63
Sandra Carter 14.009 174.37
Aimee Mcknight 14.095 116.24

Delburne Results – courtesy of the FCA
1. Brittany Dommash
2. Bryce Fischer
3. Tristan Johner
4. Briana Bauding
5. Cari-Ann Breton
6. Kelly McLeod
7. Justine Elliott
8. Lisa Trach

CPRA Standings up to and including Innisfail Rodeo- courtesy of the CPRA
3 GERARD SARAH (13) SAVONA BC 6,911.21
10 CSABAY NANCY (9) TABER AB 4,529.63
11 EDEY KENDRA (13) LONGVIEW AB 4,290.01
21 LECLERCQ RENE (13) HOLDEN AB 3,213.86
30 MANNING TAYLOR (10) EDSON AB 1,458.17
37 GRANT CATHY (3) GRANTON ON 1,061.03
39 LAYE MARCI (14) BASHAW AB 720.74
46 VEER JUDY (9) SUNDRE, AB 335.58


LCB Report June 9-11th

Marwayne, ALBERTA– Back to back weekend wins for Bobbie Goodwin and her horse Sonny. Last weekend it was the Leduc Black Gold rodeo, this weekend they won the Lea Park Rodeo in Marwayne, Alberta.

“It sure was a wet weekend.” Goodwin recalled of the monsoon June conditions. “Lea Park was pretty exciting! I think the luck of the draw helped me out. I knew Sonny liked that pen as we placed there last year. He worked so good that night; he ran hard and turned hard. We just finished racing and it down poured. It was kind of scary weekend for weather, we hit a crazy storm on our way to Brooks. It felt like we were chasing tornados! We ran in mud at Rocky and he worked good too, he loves mud, but we were just a little long there.” she said.

Over to Brooks where a wild storm ripped through, it was Lynette Brodoway who stole the show on SR EFFORT INMY BOOTS aka Rocket, her 8 year old gelding.

“I ran Friday evening. The weather was warm and the ground was great! I have run Rocket at most of the rodeos this spring that I have entered.” said Brodoway.

Crystal Christman won Rocky Pro rodeo with a 18.034 for an unofficial $2049.20.

“Rocky was our first rodeo this weekend and thankfully we were able to run there before the rain. The ground was fairly hard and a bit tricky to negotiate so I was very pleased with how Lenny handled it. We have been working on trusting each other more, especially to the first barrel. I rode one handed and he worked very well.” she recalled.  “When we got to the first barrel, I felt him pick himself up a bit to adjust for the ground. Honestly, he was the one that made the smart move and I am grateful for it!” Crystal headed to Brooks and Lea Park after the torrential downpours.

“The committees worked hard to have the best ground possible and they did a great job! Thursday night Sonja Dodginghorse and I were riding out a wicked storm just outside of Brooks. The morning brought wind but the ground was actually pretty great, all things considered! We tipped the second barrel though, after a little slip.” Crystal was just out of the money in Lea Park.

“All in all, I was so very pleased with Lenny and his efforts this weekend. He is really starting to show how intelligent he is on different ground conditions and in different arenas. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to spend time with such a talented horse and so very grateful to all of the friends and family that have helped along the journey. I’d like to thank Kalyn Peloquin and Chelsea Moore for all of their help and support.” she said.

In the amateur associations Molly Marquette won Meadow Lake rodeo with a 13.050, and Miss Justine Elliot won both Wetaskiwin and Cadogan rodeos, with a 17.928 in Wetaskiwin, and a 15.9 in Cadogan.

The 14 year old won St. Albert Rainmaker rodeo just a few weekends ago, and is now running with the ladies instead of the juniors full time, proving thats where she belongs.

“When I ran at Cadogan it was when it was dry which was nice. I ran Blondy at both rodeos and she felt great at both of them.” said Elliot.

The 16th-18th weekend will include the following rodeos; CCA rodeos Coutts, Pilot Butte, and Radville, FCA rodeo Delburne which is triple approved including LRA and WRA, LRA rodeos Gooseberry Lake and Killam, and CPRA rodeo Innisfail, Alberta.

See results below! (will be updated as results become available)

Lea Park Rodeo, Unofficial Results
1. Bobbie Goodwin, 16.576 seconds, $2462.80; 2. Kendra Edey, 16.585, $2093.38; 3. Callahan Crossley, 16.726, $1723.96; 4. Brett Wills, 16.749, $1477.68; 5. Brittany Kelly, 16.794, $1231.40; 6. Kirsty White, 16.836, $861.98; 7. Jordan Moore, 16.838, $615.70; 8. Sarah Gerard, 16.910, $492.56; 9. Jackie Ganter, 16.926, $430.99; 10. Crystal Shaw, 16.940, $369.42; 11. Rylee McKenzie, 16.984, $307.85; 12. Rhonda McLeod, 17.043, $246.28

Brooks Kinsmen Pro Rodeo, Unofficial Results
1. Lynette Brodoway, 17.675 seconds, $1974.00; 2. Kendra Edey, 17.844, $1692.00; 3. Rene LeClercq, 17.900, $1410.00; 4. Kellie Collier, 17.910, $1222.00; 5. Callahan Crossley, 17.956, $940.00; 6. Kim Gerwatoski, 17.972, $$752.00; 7. Michelle Mcleod, 17.975, $$564.00; 8. Brittany Kelly, 18.045, $376.00; 9. Marci Laye, 18.048, $282.00; 10. Kylie Whiteside, 18.049, $188.00

Rocky Pro Rodeo, Unofficial Results
1. Crystal Christman, 18.034 seconds, $2049.20; 2. Julie Leggett, 18.080, $1741.82; 3. Brett Wills, 18.131, $1434.44; 4. Kirsty White, 18.161, $1229.52; 5. Lynette Brodoway, 18.171, $1024.60; 6. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 18.178, $717.22; 7. Jaime Hinton, 18.229, $512.30; 8. Madelyn Schauer, 18.278, $409.84; 9. Sonya Dodginghorse, 18.315, $358.61; 10. Cassandra Peters, 18.336, $307.38; 11. Crystal Shaw, 18.347, $256.15; 12. Rene Schnitzler, 18.351, $204.92

Cadogan Rodeo, Official Results – courtesy of the LRA
Justine Elliot 15.928 1,471.26
Rachel Jones 16.03 1,208.54
Joanne Long 16.278 945.81
Jacqueline Marsh 16.371 683.09
Traci Preissl 16.383 420.36
Susan Gulick 16.463 262.73
Christine Ross 16.48 157.64
Cheyanne Klepper 16.487 105.08

Wetaskiwin Rodeo, Official Results
Justine Elliott 17.928 1,757.70
Rachel Jones 17.968 1,443.83
Cheyenne Klepper 17.977 1,129.95
Traci Beckman 18.076 816.08
Jesse Vandenbroek 18.341 408.04
Lindsey Westman 18.341 408.04
Shelly Manning 18.418 188.32
Lana Chorney 18.527 125.54

Meadow Lake, Official Results
Molly Marquette 13.05 983.01
Cheyenne Klepper 13.268 807.47
Rachel Jones 13.4 631.94
Tristan Bull 13.403 456.40
Jessie Vandenbroek 13.413 280.86
Montana laye 13.61 175.54
Katie Sloan 13.627 87.76
Taylor Schmidt 13.627 87.76


LCB Barrel Report June 2-4

Leduc, ALBERTA-  Welcome to June, where there’s a rodeo in every small town you drive through! This weekend there were nine rodeos between the CPRA, LRA, WRA, FCA and CCA!

At the Leduc Black Gold Rodeo, it was Bobbie Goodwin from Cranbrook, BC who ran the fast 13.456 on her gelding Raise N Speedy, aka Sonny, who is a Native of Seattle by Raise a Native. The pair took home roughly $2227.80, which will give them a nice boost in the standings.

“My run felt really good, he was getting a little short so I really felt I had to work at him just to get by. I was actually shocked when I heard my time, but he’s surprises me a lot with that, smoothness stops the clock is all!” she laughed. “I was excited when I heard it, I’ve kind of had slow spring placing just at Coleman. I’m not hauling a ton but to the ones I think he will like. Edmonton and area is my cutt off, and that’s still too far for me!”

South of Leduc at the Hand Hills Lake Stampede it was your 2014 Canadian Champion, Steffanie Mather-Moore who ran a 16.511, for $1283.10.

“I was back on Buck this weekend, the old man felt great and feels like his old self. He just went out and did his thing! We are ready to take on the rest of the month of June with a bang!” she said.

Out at the Stony Plain Sodbuster Rodeo, Kerstin Bennett won the ladies barrel race on her five year old mare Dolly.

“I exhibition her twice this year in November and started hauling her in December. She really hasn’t been run outdoors. I had no expectations!” admitted Kerstin.

Dolly is a reining bred paint Top Sail Whiz mare by Colonel Shooting Gun stud, who Bennett bought to be a heel horse. “I started her on the barrels and thought she was pretty cool. Before this weekend, I had only run her at High Prairie, St.Paul and Lac la Biche rodeos. I seriously just got lucky!” said Bennett.

The weekend of June 9-11th will include Brooks, Lea Park and Rocky Mt. House CPRA rodeos, Lancer, Settler and Warman CCA Rodeos, and Wetaskiwin, Cadogan, and Meadow Lake LRA rodeos

Full weekend results below!

Grande Prairie Stompede Unofficial Results – Courtesy of the CPRA
1. Michelle McLeod, 15.761 seconds, $3030.56; 2. Kirsty White, 15.914, $2424.45; 3. Colby Gilbert, 15.939, $1969.86;4. Nancy Csabay, 15.940, $1515.28; 5. Nina Smith, 15.986, $1212.22; 6. Brett Wills, 16.040, 909.17; 7. Crystal Christman, 16050, $576.40; 8. Chelsea Moore, 16.065, $681.88; 9. Tacee Shaw, 16.092, $606.11; 10. Paige Manning, 16.121, $530.35; 11. Traci MacDonald, 16.125, $454.58; 12. Brianna Baudin, 16.147, $378.82; 13. Jaime Hinton, 16.151, $303.06; 14. Lynette Brodoway, 16.159, $227.29; 12. Jackie Ganter, 16.182, $151.53

Leduc Black Gold Rodeo Unofficial Results – Courtesy of the CPRA
1. Bobbie Goodwin, 13.456, $2227.80; 2. Jordan Moore, 13.491, $1893.63; 3. Rene Leclercq, 13.578, $1559.46; 4. Kelly Collier, 13.604, $1336.68; 5. Nancy Csabay, 13.612, $1113.90; 6. Sydney Daines, 13.617, $779.73; 7. Shannon Blakely, 13.654, $501.26; 8. Jackie Ganter, 13.654, $501.25; 9. Sarah Gerard, 13.682, $389.87; 10. Tacee Shaw, 13.703, $334.17; 11. Chelsea Moore, 13.737, $278.48; 12. Callahan Crossley, 13.744, $222.77

Hand Hills Lake Stampede Unofficial Results – Courtesy of the CPRA
1. Steffanie Mather-Moore, 16.511, $1283.10; 2. Melissa Thiessen, 16.566, $1099.80; 3. Kellie Collier, 16.609, $916.50; 4. Callahan Crossley, 16.615, $794.30; 5. Brittan Kelly, 16.617, $611.00; 6. Jaime Hinton, 16.620, $488.80; 7. Nancy Csabay, 16.624, $366.60; 8. Rene Leclercq, 16.663, $244.40; 9. Diane Skocdopole, 16.712, $183.30; 10. Taylor Manning, 16.720, $122.20

Tofield Sodbuster Rodeo Unofficial Results
1.Briana Baudin 15.432, 2. Montana Laye 15.499, 3. Sayward Flynn 15.683, 4. Molly Marquette 15.703, 5. Kerstin Bennett 15.703, 6. Kayle Kowalski 15.761, 7. Loren Mackenzie 15.779, 8. Kali Kott 15.787

Stony Plain Farmer Days Rodeo Unofficial Results
1. Kerstin Bennett 15.686, 2. Brianne Boudin 15.747, 3. Joanne Long 15.759, 4. Traci Beckman 15.811, 5. Ramona Nash 15.971

Cold Lake Stampede Unofficial Results
1. Sayward Flynn 16.597 $1,842.33, 2. Marlee Branden 16.679 $1,513.34, 3. Sandra Carter 16.738 $1,184.36, 4. Montana Laye 16.811 $855.37, 5. Kayley Anderson 16.813 $526.38, 6. Katie Sloan 16.820 $328.99, 7. Lauren Russell 16.941 $197.36, 8. Susan Gulick 17.048 $131.59

Water Valley Stampede FCA Unofficial Results

1-Val Gillespie, 2-Cheyenne Klepper, 3-Ashley Chapman, 4-Bailey Goelema, 5-Lisa Webb, 6-Madison Wright, 7-Taryn Brown, 8-Lindsay Beach

Kindersley, Sask CCA Unofficial Results
1.Calonna Slade 13.12, 2. Cassandra Peters 13.39, 3. Val Gillespie 13.53, 4. Shaylee McMann 13.54, 4. Jennifer Getz 13.54, 6. Nicole Pana 13.56, 7. Robbi Keller 13.59, 7. Bailee Switzer 13.59, 7. Bertina Olafson 13.59

Unity, Sask CCA Unofficial Results
1.Shaylee McMann 17.65, 2. Taryn Parsonage 17.80, 3. Rusty Quam 17.90, 4. Jacey Crossley 17.92, 5. Kirsten Gjerde 17.93, 6. Laramie Slade 17.97, 7. Jessa Galloway 17.99, 8. Renie Schnitzler 18.02, 8. Tara Halvorson 18.02


LCB Barrel Report May 26-28

St.Albert, AB-Justine Elliot who is not quite 15 years of age, won the Saint Albert Rainmaker Rodeo by three tenths this weekend, beating out 83 ladies.

Justine ran a beautiful 15.918 to win the rodeo.

“Blondy worked extremely great, she was like a rocket the way she was coming out of her barrels.” Justine exclaimed. “When I came out of the arena I was expecting to be a 16.1 or a 16.2 but when they said I had ran a 15.9 I was surprised and a feeling of excitement came over me. I think Blondy could tell because she came out prancing. I didn’t think I was going to win seeing as there were 83 ladies.” she said.

The dynamic duo also won the Junior barrels at the Mayerthorpe rodeo. “Blondy was definitely on fire this weekend!” Justine said.

How were they able to run in both the ladies and the youth? There were no Junior Barrels to enter in St. Albert, so Justine’s dad Jody entered her in the Ladies.

“She has to decide which one she wants to enter now as she has won over $500 in the ladies. We were just testing the water at St. Albert but I think she will buy her full LRA card.” he said.

It was Sandra Carter who won the Ladies barrel race at the Mayerthorpe rodeo ,and pulled an eighth place cheque at St. Albert on her mare Dollar, who is out of a Judge Cash mare, and by HEZGOTTABEFAMOUS.

“She is quite an athlete and very fast. Dollar really is feeling good this year and starting to be more consistent. She is very corky but I love her. My run in Mayerthorpe felt fantastic; her first and second were so smooth, I came out wide a little on my third but she can run and we still clocked.” said Sandra.

Carter and Dollar have pulled cards in LRA,WRA,FCA, and CCA this year.

“Once I feel where she is doing best I will concentrate on that association and my goal this year is to make a finals. It’s so much fun going down the road and having such a great rodeo family.” she said.

The June 2nd-4th weekend will be host to three Canadian Pro Rodeo Assoc. rodeos, including Leduc Black Gold Rodeo, Grande Prairie Stompede, and Hand Hills. LRA rodeos include Cold Lake Stampede & Tofield Sodbuster, with the one WRA rodeo being the Stony Plain Farmer Days.

See full results below from this weekend.

St. Albert Rainmaker Rodeo Unofficial Results -Courtesy of Lakeland Rodeo Assoc.
1.Justine Elliot 15.918, 2. Tammy Braithwaite 16.219, 3. Kristen Gjerde 16.260, 4. Susan Gulick 16.286, 5. Jayce Davidson 16.308, 6. Montana Laye 16.311, 7. Taylor Schmidt 16.327, 8. Sandra Carter 16.330

Mayerthorpe Rodeo Unofficial Results- Courtesy of WRA Facebook Page
1. Sandra Carter 12.737, 2. Christine Drisner 12.777, 3. Kelli Posspbon 12.953, 4. Taylor Schmidt 12.978, 5.Traci Beckman 13.023


LCB Barrel Report May 19-21

Thorsby, AB– Rumour has it an arena record was set at the Thorsby Haymaker rodeo this weekend. It was run by Shannon Blakely who dominated the amateur associations last year taking home well over $20,000, never venturing further than 3 hours from home.

Shannon and her trusty one eyed gelding Rowdy ran a 14.539, beating 97 other entries.

“It actually really surprised me how well he clocked there cause that was only his third run this year and he doesn’t even really have his air up yet, and we are usually pretty rusty in the spring.” Shannon said.

Blakely has decided to change it up this year. “I’m actually pretty excited, I just entered my first pro rodeo today. I never thought I’d do this but sometimes people come into your life that encourage you to try something different and just see what happens, and to not have any ‘what if’s’. I need to do this for Rowdy, he deserves it, so we will see how it goes!”

Shannon and Rowdy have entered for Grande Prairie and will be focusing on the Canadian Pro Rodeos in the coming months. Check out her interview from last year here. 

In British Columbia this weekend, the Cloverdale Invitational rodeo was won by Kirsty White and her mare Racy. White & Carmen Pozzobon tied for first in Pool A.

“Going into the finals I was just going to try to really set up the run with my first barrel because its a bit wide open on the left first, and then finish it. I was thrilled to run the 15.92 but did not quite nail the first but was really happy with my time.” Kirsty recalled.

At the 99th annual Falkland Stampede, Shalayne Lewis and her horse were on fire running a 16.499 to take home $1485.

This coming weekend for amateur rodeo is Mayerthorpe & St.Albert, as for the CPRA it’s a free weekend. Grande Prairie, Handhills & Leduc, Alberta kick off the month of June.

Full results below.

Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo Pool A & B Results-courtesy of

A-1. (tie) Kirsty White – Big Valley, AB and Carman Pozzobon – Aldergrove, BC – $4,300 each; 3. Jessica Leach – Rockyville, NE – $1,600; 4. Sydney Daines – Innisfail, AB – $1,550.

B-1. (tie) Nikki Hansen – Vale, SD and Becky Fuson – Conrad, MT – $4,300 each; 3. (tie) Kaylee Galleno – Warpa, SD and Kyle Whiteside – DeWinton, AB – $1,200 each

Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo Final Results-courtesy of

1. Kirsty White, 15.92 seconds, $24,300; 2. Carman Pozzobon, 15.96, $14,300; 3. Nikki Hansen, 16.04, $10,300; 4. Becky Fuson, 16.10, $8,300; 5. Kylie Whiteside, 16.24, $4,200; 6. Jessica Leech, 16.50, $3,600.

Falkland Stampede Unofficial Results – courtesy of

1. Shalayne Lewis, 16.499 seconds, $1485; 2. Brett Wills, 16.618, $1273; 3. Cathy Grant, 16.949, $1061; 4. Gaylene Buff, 16.954, $920; 5. Toni Dixon, 16.964, $707; 6. Lynette Brodoway, 16.966, $566; 7. Kayla Simmons, 16.970, $424; 8. Sara Christmas, 16.977, $283; 9. Nina Smith, 16.996, $212; 10. Taylor Manning, 17.013, $141

Thorsby Haymaker Rodeo Unofficial Results – courtesy of Wild Rose Rodeo Assoc. via Facebook You can check out Shannon’s winning run here.

1.Shannon Blakley 14.539, 2. Cheyenne Klepper 14.738, 3. Kristen Spiker 14.767, 4. Carmen Hopper 14.930, 5. Jordie Likes 14.933

South Country Futurity, Derby & Open Results found here. 
Congrats to Futurity winner Kareen Warren and Derby winner Cassandra Peters and to the Top 12 Average winners!