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 …

Gone Viral!

Saskatchewan rancher and working cowboy, Alan Bandy, was having fun watching his kids on their horses, so he decided to videotape his youngest, Addie, as she figured out how to get on her horse, Cisco. He shared the video on his Facebook page. We in turn shared the video on Cowboy Country’s Facebook page — …

More Fun at Farmfair!

Farmfair is pulling out the stops once again to bring the working cowboys to the forefront, as well as showcasing a wealth of equally exciting equine events in the capitol city. Once again, the hotly contested Barrel Racing Futurity is back by popular demand. Farmfair is also hosting two horse sales — the premier Bloodstock …

Outride the Law

Over 2,500 people packed the bleachers and hillside of the Cochrane Rodeo Grounds in mid- August for the 36th annual edition of the Calgary Police Rodeo. Chute boss Sgt. Michael Cavilla was pleased with the turnout. “We were about 2,000 last year, so it seems to grow each year. Cochrane has been a fantastic host.” …