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 …

Charlie Russell Rides Again

A century after its last show, the imagery of 20 of the 24 paintings and the eight bronzes of Charlie Russell, the most famous cowboy artist in the world, will once again be displayed at the Calgary Stampede, the show that introduced the artist to Canada. How this all came about is the stuff of …

Team Canada at PBR Global Cup

Going 3-for-18, Team Canada finished sixth at the 2019 WinStar World Casino and Resort PBR Global Cup, presented by Monster Energy in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Earning a collective 258 points, the team returned to Canada with $39,500. The Canuck contingent added two scores to their total on Sunday afternoon, with Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, …

Empty Saddles: William Allen “Bill” Smith

Proudly from Cabri, Sask., Bill had many friends in the Western music and cowboy poetry world and shared the stage many times with some of the greats. Bill was fun to visit and an aficionado of horses, poetry and motorcycles, and to honour his last wishes, his ashes will be carried back home to Cabri …