Mel Hyland

Early in October, two-time World Champion Saddle Bronc rider Mel Hyland of Valleyview, Alta., suffered a massive heart attack while training young horses.   Physically devastated, Mel is on the road to recovery, but it’ll be a long road. His cousin started up a page for donations to help the superstar during his recovery.  To …

Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns

Emmy-award-winning wildlife filmmaker Ginger Kathrens knows how to draw the reader in with her storytelling skills in both writing and photography. She earned her spurs filming all over the world for outfits ranging from Animal Planet to National Geographic. It was when filming the two-part series on “Year of the Mustang” for Wild America that …

Kamloops 2021 is a Go!

    Although the 2020 Kamloops Cowboy Festival was cancelled, some things, just like ranching, kept right on happening. The best examples of the ongoing awards are the inductees to the Hall of Fame, the winner of the Joe Marten Award and the Student Scholarship winners. Congratulations to horseman and silversmith Richard Tenisch of Merritt …

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 …