2010 CPRA Hall of Fame Inductees


The Canadian Rodeo Historical Association (CRHA) is pleased to announce this year’s inductees to the Canadian Professional Rodeo Hall of Fame (CPRHF).

The CRHA first formed in 1979 to award those who have made a significant contribution to the sport of rodeo in Canada. It was established as an association in 1980. Since then, more than 150 rodeo contestants builders and animal athletes have been honoured with induction into the
Hall of Fame. This year, seven new inductees will join the roster of honoured rodeo contestants, builders and animal athletes that already grace the walls of the Hall of Fame, namely Floyd Peters, Phil Doan, Gordon Doan, Everett Vold, Clayton Hines, Edith Malesh, and Harvey Northcott’s Canadian champion saddle bronc horse Wyatt Earp.

Peters was a tie-down roper and steer decorator from Cardston, Alta. He won the Canadian steer decorating championship in 1945, and three
consecutive Canadian tie-down roping championships from 1945 to 1947. He is only one of two cowboys to win a Canadian championship in both of those timed events. The other cowboy is 1993 CPRHF inductee Kenny McLean.

Gordon Doan competed alongside his brothers Melvin and Urban Doan, and was well known as a bareback rider, though he competed in all the
roughstock events. He picked up his first Canadian bareback championship in 1945, and again in 1946. That same year, he placed fourth overall in the saddle bronc, fourth in the steer riding, and won the bareback championship for the second year running. No surprise, he was also named the 1946 Canadian All-Around champion.

Phil Doan

Phil Doan

Doan’s nephew Phil, from Consort, Alta., carried on the family tradition of success in the rodeo arena. The bareback rider and steer wrestler, who also occasionally competed in the bull riding, served as bareback director for the Canadian Rodeo Cowboys Association (before it was the CPRA) from 1964 to 1967, and again in 1969. He then served as All-Around director from 1970 to 1973. Phil was named Cowboy of the Year in 1971, and was the second recipient to ever receive the award. But the awards didn’t stop there, as he won the Canadian steer wrestling championship in 1973, and the Canadian All-Around championship in 1974.

Hailing originally from Ponoka, Alta., Everett Vold was a bareback rider and the 1949 Canadian steer decorating champion. Although he never won a championship in the bareback riding, he was a strong contender in that event as well, appearing in the top three of the Canadian standings no less than five times between 1946 and 1950.

Clayton Hines of Drayton Valley, Alta. was a familiar face at the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) starting at his first CFR appearance in 1980
and into the early 1990s. Hines, known as Low Tone by his peers, secured the Canadian saddle bronc champion in 1981, after a memorable tie-breaking ride-off against Mel Hyland, and again in 1985.

Edith Malesh was named Committee Person of the Year in 1991 for all her hard work as director of the Assiniboia, Sask, South Country Roundup
committee. At that time, she had already served the rodeo committee for 18 years. She was secretary for the Alberta/Saskatchewan Southern Rodeo Circuit, and started the Saskatchewan Pro Rodeo Circuit after the Alberta circuit split into its own. She also served as Saskatchewan’s representative on the CPRA board from 1988 to 1995.

Wyatt Earp

Owned by Harvey Northcott Rodeo, and ranch-raised out near Caroline, Alta., Wyatt Earp was one of the most formidable broncs a cowboy could draw. During his career, the bald-faced bay made five consecutive appearances at CFR. The 1,600 lb stallion won a number of awards, including the Canadian Saddle Bronc Horse of the Year award in 1997 and 1998. He was named Saddle Bronc Horse of the Calgary Stampede twice, and was voted both Saddle Bronc Horse of the CFR and Saddle Bronc Horse of the NFR in 1996 and 1997.

~ Courtesy of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, photos courtesy of Canadian Rodeo News

Saskatchewan Paint Horse Club news


Harvest of Colors Youth Class 2009

As I write my very first newsletter, my clothing is covered in horse hair, my eyes are itchy and I wonder how 90% of the shedding always ends up on or close to my nose.  Spring is here on the calendar, not so much in person on the day I am writing this, but a hopeful forecast is in today’s weather.   Pastures are starting to welcome new additions and I hope you all share pictures of this years foal crop. So with new beginnings we move forward excited for 2010.  This year the SPHC is back on track with monthly newsletters, and has anyone checked out our new and improved www.saskpainthorseclub.com?  All the information you need including up coming shows, a what’s new page, and a great classifieds page were members can list horses or show clothing.  Great place to shop as well so check it out.

Our first show of the season will be held in Lloyd May 22, 23rd 2010 and the Harvest of Colors Saskatoon will be September 25, 26th, 2010. Don’t forget to get your SPHC membership BEFORE your first class at the Lloydminster Spring Show.  Points only start to accumulate for show and year-end awards after you have obtained your membership. Check out our Show roster.  We are offering Nervous Novice classes for us new riders or riders who have not yet earned points, lots of fun and a way for some of us to find a comfortable start.  Speaking of fun, the Youth committee has lots of new fresh fun idea’s planned for this year, I can tell you all to plan for a stall decorating class, and I hope we can fit in a costume class but we will keep you updated.  Speaking of updating, you can now find the Saskatchewan Paint Horse Youth on facebook. 127 fans and growing it is a great place to receive quick updates, post your own comments, share idea’s on what you would like to see at upcoming shows, and we love to see pictures and news about you and your horse.  This fan page is open to all young and the young of heart, but we also now have a Saskatchewan Paint horse club web site for all our members to join that offers the same venue as they youth page does.

So now that the shedding process has begun, and horse and riders train for the upcoming season I would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity for our SPHC youth, and all equine youth of Saskatchewan. SHPC will again be sponsoring a High Point Paint Horse, for our members at the Youth Equestrian Summer Games on August 20th, 21st and 22nd.  The show will be the same 3rd weekend in August as it has been in past years, but a new Location Moose Jaw with a bigger and better format. Keep an eye on the Saskatchewan Horse Federation Web site and the Saskatchewan 4-H web site for information as it becomes available.  We would love to see a huge number of youth come to this show and color the ring.

That’s about it for this time, I look forward to hearing from you to share news or events with me to include with my next Newsletter in June, don’t forget to add pictures. You can send them to dtcooper@sasktel.net.

~ Tammy Cooper

2010 Rodeo Legends Announced

The Canadian Rodeo Historical Association (CRHA) has announced the Ranchman’s Legendary Achievement Award recipients for 2010. The honoured cowboys are Brian Whitlow, DC Lund and Allan Currier. They will each be recognized by the CRHA at separate rodeos this summer, which will be announced in an upcoming issue Canadian Rodeo News.

Brian Whitlow

Brian “Red” Whitlow competed at his first rodeo at the age of 11 in his hometown of Cremona, Alta. Although he would later try his hand at a number of events in the amateur circuit, Whitlow’s early experiences in the steer riding paved the way for his career, and he began to focus on bull riding. His first pro rodeo was at Lacombe, Alta. in 1965. Two years later, Whitlow attended Lawrence “Hutch” Hutchison’s bull riding school in Kamloops, B.C. He also attended a bull fighting school around the same time, and was employed in that position for a time, but figured he could make more money in a weekend of bull riding and decided to concentrate on his favourite roughstock event. The athlete went on to win the 1967 Permit Award, and even took a crack at the All-Around by adding steer wrestling to his professional events. He never did win that Canadian championship, but for Whitlow, rodeoing was about the challenge, and even though winning was great, the companionship of his fellow contestants was what really kept this cowboy going down the road. Whitlow retired from rodeo in 1976 after a Harvey Northcott bull named Al Capone broke his leg twice in one season. But by that time, Whitlow and his wife Joy had three children and he decided to settle down and concentrate on farming, but still found time to judge.

Allan Currier

Eight-time Canadian cow milking champion Allan Currier (Czar, Alta.) was an active competitor for nearly two decades, and dominated the standings in his event for most of the 1980s. His first Canadian championship was in 1970. A rodeo fan as a kid, Currier didn’t get his start as an athlete until later on, when a guy working for him on his ranch commended his roping skills and invited him out onto the rodeo trail for a summer. He started practicing and then started going to rodeos, competing in the tie-down roping. Then someone suggested he test his skills in the cow milking. He jokes that he stopped roping calves and focused on cow milking “when I started getting a little too slow to get… any money.” He also won the wild cow milking championship at the Calgary Stampede in 1970, 1982 and 1983, and won the Central Alberta Circuit championship eight times. Currier rodeoed professionally for the last time in 1987, the same year he claimed his eighth Canadian title.

DC Lund

DC Lund started rodeoing professionally in the 1950s, following a family tradition of involvement in the sport. He says he learned to rodeo “First by trial and error, then practice, then observation, then practice, then rodeo school, then practice, then more instruction, and more practice,” but cites his father, Clark Lund, as the person who really helped him get going. He worked all the events except bull riding, and was an especially strong contender in the steer wrestling and tie down roping. He was the 1965 Southern Alberta Rodeo Circuit steer wrestling winner, and won the All-Around in that same circuit in 1974. In 1967, Lund was one of two cowboys selected to represent Canada in a six-month tour of Australia as guests of the Australian Roughriders Association. 2009 Hall of Fame inductee Jim Clifford, was the other competing alongside Lund in the International Championship Rodeo series. Lund and his wife Patty sent regular updates into Canadian Rodeo News during the tour, chronicling the challenges they endured, their failures, their laughs, and winning championships in his and Clifford’s respective events. Back in Canada, Lund finished the season in the steer wrestling within the top five in 1972, 1973 and 1975. He was the steer wrestling representative on the CRCA board in 1974 and 1975. Lund was also a practicing veterinarian. He is now retired.

~ Courtesy the CPRA

New Equine Expo launches in June

With Ontario home to an estimated 350,000 horses and almost 80,000 horse owners, it makes sense that there should be a place to gather and share the newest innovations in horse management. So, on June 4 to 7, 2010, a new tradeshow called Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo is poised to bring all breeds and disciplines together in the middle of this immense horse hub.

Hosted by Canada’s Outdoor Shows Ltd. in partnership with the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station and Equine Guelph, Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo will offer attendees indoor and outdoor trade show exhibits, interactive displays, expert speakers, professional networking, youth education and much more. This outdoor demonstration-oriented equine event will provide horse owners, riders and businesses with access to key resources in a one-stop buying environment.

“The equine industry in Ontario is very significant but the number of educational opportunities does not reflect the economic impact the industry brings to the province,” says Canada’s Outdoor Shows President, Lorie Jocius. “Visitors to Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo will experience first-hand equine research translated into practical applications through hands-on demonstrations, clinics and exhibits.”Part of the greater Canada’s Outdoor Shows family, Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo will join the ranks with the nation’s largest agricultural trade show – Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show – held each September in Woodstock, Ontario showcasing 700 exhibitors and drawing almost 44,000 attendees. Heading into its 17th year this September, Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show has become a world-class agricultural event with a focus on showcasing new technologies and innovative research through live demonstrations. Using this same philosophy, Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo plans to address the needs of today’s equine industry on a business-to-business basis.

Over four days, attendees can browse indoor and outdoor exhibits, learn from interactive clinics hosted by top-tier experts and watch young horse lovers enjoy Equine Guelph’s interactive EquiMania! education area. Monday will be designated as “Race Day” with a heavy concentration of racing-specific professional programming and clinics with emphasis on thoroughbreds, standardbreds and quarter horses.

“The University of Guelph is a leader in equine programs, both research and education,” says Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph, the outreach arm of the University of Guelph. “This is a unique opportunity to demonstrate how the latest equine research can benefit the horse owner – from the trainer of the fastest racehorse horse to the newest Pony Club member.”

Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo will be held at the Arkell Research Station, part of the University of Guelph’s vast network of research facilities across Ontario. “It makes sense to locate this show at Arkell in close proximity to the equine owners, researchers, veterinarians, trainers and coaches in the area,” added Lorie Jocius. “These are all very busy professionals. In order to best serve this group, we want to be in their backyard.”

Committed to offering a well-rounded and inclusive event, Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo will target elite professionals all the way to young riders. This premier equine experience will cap celebrations during Horse Week when it opens the gates June 4 to 7 for all breeds and all disciplines to access the experts and businesses that can help them remain on the leading edge of their industry.

For more information, visit www.EquineExpo.ca or call Canada’s Outdoor Shows at 1-800-563-5441.  Canada’s Outdoor Equine Expo will be held June 4 to 7, 2010 at the Arkell Research Station near Guelph, Ontario.

First Canadian penning series a wrap

Pat Bolin guarding the wing as Jen Robson rides up on their cows to push them in 1,2,3.

This was definitely a show that needed to be held at a facility which could accommodate. The Cam Clark Ford and Cam Clark Trailers sponsored show attracted a swarm of penners eager to get back at it. Held in Olds at the Cow Palace on February 27th and 28th having 398 team entries per day with each day having its own payout. The added $12,000 was split equally between the two days giving the penners a greater chance at earning a pay cheque, making this show a great way to kick off the 2010 season.

Enjoy these shots from the show, taken by Western Horse Review columnist Darla Rathwell and read her full story in the April issue.

With Pat Bolin on the wing, Brian Dick funnels in from the hole assisting as Joel Lesh pushes their final cow into the pen.

Leaping into action Junior Youth Mandy Schalk, bound and determined to bring 'em in!


Placing /Riders/ Aggregate Time/Payout

Open Class

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010

1) Harold Bayes, Cory Conan, Ervie Miller/72/$2997.40

2) Carther Rice, Corrine Smith, Caroline Armstrong/73.35/$2141.00

3)  Ron Scott, Bryan Thompson, Hugh McPherson/78.62/$1712.80

Sun. Feb. 28, 2010

1) Burl Aycock, Jens Greimeier, Dean Palin/61.67/ $2967.30

2) Wade Adams, Jody Elliot, Crissy Santangelo/62.61/$2119.50

3) Jody Steenbergen, Lydia Webster, Steve Webster/67.48/$1695.60

10 Class

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010

1) Heather Bowing, Brady Jensen, Lydia Webster/59.88/$3829.35

2) Ken Crawford, Val Crawford, Ervie Miller/67.77/$2735.25

3) Don Badry, Bev Miller, Jody Steenbergen/68.53/$2188.20

Sun. Feb. 28, 2010

1) Wendy Wenaas, Suzie Emms, Bruce Stewart/62.43/$3817.80

2) Cam Clark, Wendell Schumacher, Philip Van Der Poel/69.34/$2727.00

3) Burl Aycock, Cam Clark, Bob Sinclair/69.83/$2181.60

7 Class

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010

1) Hugh McPherson, Charlene Smith, Ken Prochera/73.31/$2339.40

2) Cavan McMullan, Bruce Stewart, Tracey Connatty/75.14/$1671.00

3) Ken Pochera, Bev Mailer, Becky Nickerson/79.80/$1336.80

Sun. Feb. 28, 2010

1) Cam Evans, Dale Glover, Tina Santangelo/81.50/$2258.20

2) Yvonne Harris, Brandee Kromm, Jim Hudecek/89.60/$1613.00

3) Barry Lanz, Susan Kluzak, Madison Lanz/90.08/$1,290.40

5 Class

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010

1) Beau Riedel, Jody Riedel, Paul Roy/57.28/$642.00

2) Cliff Denham, Rob Schalk, Tracey Connatty/86.16/$481.50

3) Donna Hillard, Kent Hillard, E v Prestie/93.39/$321.00

Sun. Feb. 28, 2010

1) Don Badry, Charlene Smith, Mikayla Ruissen/102.2/$610.80

2) Darien Caks, Kathy McSween, Jody Riedel/106.83/$458.10

3) Lorne Reagan, Mikayla Ruissen, Dave Sather/112.9/$305.40

Junior Youth

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010

1) Josie Abraham, Charlene Bayes, Adult Rider/99.78/$45.00

2) Charlene Bayes, Justine Elliott, Adult Rider/99.92/$30.00

Sun. Feb. 28, 2010

1) Josie Abraham, Justine Elliott, Adult Rider/92.27/$45.00

2) Shaelynn Enders, Charlene Bayes, Adult Rider/143.24/$30.00

Senior Youth

Sat. Feb. 27, 2010

1)Hope Poole, Skylar Hansen, Philip Van Der Poel /91.98/$245.00

Sun. Feb. 28, 2010

) Philip Van Der Poel, Mikayla Ruissen, Hope Enders /96.27/$245.00

Speeding in Thomas Thorlakson and team mate JT Bell sort out their trash, so they have no dirty clean up later down at the pen.

– Photos & Copy by Darla Rathwell

Thanks to Chinook Assoc. show Secretary Carlene Giesler for providing results.