In The Corral ~ Two Horses & One Queen

No parades, no rodeos — what is a rodeo queen to do? Get creative!Miss Rodeo Canada, Alicia Erickson, has decided to bring her version of a parade to those in seniors’ homes. “I call it Two Horses, One Queen Parade,” she laughs during a recent interview. “I have two horses, and I find that one …

Empty Saddles ~ Bryan Clark Mandeville

Bryan Clark Mandeville, Calgary, Alta August 14, 1953 – March 27, 2020 Well-known in the rodeo world, Bryan Clark Mandeville was a steer wrestler, teamster (often in the movie industry), western wear mogul, promoter, and the thrower of the “best” Stampede parties. His mentorship helped many young cowboys and cowgirls that loved the sport. At …

Empty Saddles ~ Jerry Sinclair

Jerry Sinclair, Stettler, Alta. September 6, 1947 – April 28, 2020 Two-time Canadian Saddle Bronc Champion, Jerry Sinclair passed away April 28. In 1970 he was the North American Saddle Bronc Champion at the Calgary Stampede, was named Rookie of the Year, and earned the title of Canadian Champion Saddle Bronc rider. He went on …

In The Corral ~ Grated Coconut Honoured

Renowned bareback horse Grated Coconut of the Calgary Stampede will be enshrined in the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs. Grated Coconut — who won a record-number of PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year awards — has no equal as a PRCA bareback horse. He was named Bareback Horse of the Year a record …