Annual Sundre Parade & Pro Rodeo

Long May Your Big Jib Draw! Every rodeo parade has its own brand of fans, and the specialness of a small-town event is celebrated even more when it’s a milestone year. That is what is happening in 2019 with the annual parade at Sundre, where they are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Sundre parade …

The “List”

Each spring, one of rodeo’s most anticipated announcements is the list of contestants invited to compete in the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede. The 2019 non-sanctioned, invitational rodeo sent out invites to contestants from the CPRA, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) and Professional Bull Riders (PBR). In all, …

Wolves Kill Ya Ha Tinda Colt

A wolf pack killed a horse at Parks Canada’s Ya Ha Tinda Ranch early this spring—reportedly the first time this has happened in the ranch’s 102-year history. According to Parks Canada, tracks showed the wolf pack came from Scalp Creek and travelled by a pasture housing 12 colts. “The colts were spooked enough to break …

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 …