Cariboo Heritage Gathering

The Williams Lake Stampede played host to a full-day ranch rodeo, attracting 10 teams from the Cariboo-Chilcotin region and across the province. The cowboys competed in team doctoring, wild-cow milking, wild horse race, a top horse competition, team sorting and head and heel branding. Finishing in first place overall through the day’s events were Brock …

Where Legends Begin…

The advice for performers in vaudeville was always to “never follow kids or animal acts” because you will be upstaged. This is blatantly evident at any rodeo that has kid’s events, including the venerable Calgary Stampede — which now closes its multi-million-dollar rodeo not with bull riding, but with the kid’s Wild Pony Race. While …

School Daze

In late May, the good folks around Kispiox, B.C., held a very successful Rough Stock School. “We had a fabulous turn-out, and we got another eight rough stock entries in our rodeo because of it,” says Joy Allen, president of the Kispiox Rodeo Club. “Logan Hodson did a top-notch job of instructing, and he had …

Willow Creek Ranch Awarded

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Environmental Stewardship Award for 2019 was awarded to Randy and Terri Stokke of Willow Creek Ranch, near Consul, Sask. The couple operate their ranch deep in southern Saskatchewan in the Palliser Triangle region, a semi-arid steppe within the Great Plains. They run 400 mother cows, yearlings and horses, and have 50 …