The Mane Event

Once again, the 11th Annual Mane Event in Red Deer, Alta., was a major success, bringing together horse aficionados from all equine disciplines. The range of clinicians ran the gamut from dressage to reining, barrel racing to eventing, and most clinics featured “ride with the clinicians” for participants to get some hands-on coaching. The cornerstone …

Keeper of the West

Congratulations to Western recording artist Ryan Fritz who received the prestigious Wrangler Award at the 56th Annual Western Heritage Awards on April 22, 2017, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla. Ryan earned the award for Best Original Western Composition for the title song of his fifth studio album, Keeper …

Rodeo Coach Guy Smith Retires

Alberta-born and raised Guy Smith, who enjoyed a decade-long and popular tenure as the rodeo coach of Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, Okla., recently announced his retirement. Well-known, well respected and trusted with the training, safety and well-being of countless college students from both sides of the border, Smith took the WOSC team to …

Empty Saddles: Peter Mark Bruised Head

1936 — 2017 Peter Bruised Head passed away in Lethbridge on Feb. 21, 2017, at the age of 80 years. Pete competed in the arena in the bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding, steer wrestling and tie down roping events, and at the age of 72 in 2008, he was still competing in the Senior Pro …