The Beast of All Load Bars

Little progress has been made in load bar technology over the past 20 years… until now. World- renowned for its industry-leading electronics, Tru-Test is making waves with its new load bar advancement—introducing the HD5T. With an astounding 11,000 lbs capacity, the HD5T load bars were designed to be as tough as the environment they’re used …

Pioneers of Rodeo Award

The Calgary Stampede honoured a select few westerners for its prestigious Pioneers of Rodeo Awards. The class of 2018 included retired chuckwagon driver, Buddy Bensmiller, barrel racer, Marlene Eddleman- McRae, and active supporter, John Scott. One of the greatest careers the sport of chuckwagon racing has ever seen, Buddy Bensmiller is a two-time World Champion …

You Did WHAT Sitting Sideways?

The Calgary Stampede focused the international spotlight on the women of racing for three days, as the grandstand audience was treated to three, quarter mile races featuring women in historic outfits racing sidesaddle. To say the demonstration sport was popular is an understatement. The sidesaddle itself was invented some 700 years ago, and while its …

Empty Saddles: Shirley Hartman

                    Shirley Hartman was the main organizer for the Alberta’s Men & Women of Country Music, an annual country music concert held in the rural community of Hoadley, north of Rimbey. Shirley carried on the traditional concert started by the late Dianne Brandson. The fundraising concert …