The Heart of the Horse

This fall, attend The Heart of the Horse, an event designed to recognize the heart and remarkable abilities of both horse and trainer. Created by multi-award-winning Liberty and trick rider, Niki Flundra, The Heart of the Horse highlights the true art of horsemanship and Western culture through a colt-starting competition, horse-training demonstration clinics, a Western …

Indian Relay Director Wins Big

At the glittering Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, a short documentary called Fast Horse, a behind-the-scenes look at Cody Big Tobacco and the Old Sun Blackfoot Indian Relay Racing team from Siksika, earned Edmonton-raised filmmaker Alexandra Lazarowich the Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing. Lazarowich, who is Cree herself, couldn’t hold back …

Empty Saddles: Vernon “Bud” Butterfield

Bud Butterfield only rodeoed for eight years, but in that time, he earned the record for the most Canadian championships in steer wrestling (6), and he also won steer decorating and steer wrestling at the Calgary Stampede in 1956, 1959, 1962 and 1963, a record that still stands. Bud was featured on the 2017 Ponoka …

Eighth Annual Second Chance Trail Ride

How would you like to swing onto your good horse at Lindberg, Alta., ride down the old Iron Horse Trail with a bunch of other like-minded folk, stop halfway and enjoy a barbeque lunch, mount up again and ride to Elk Point where you will enjoy a scrumptious supper, bid wildly on silent auction items …