Doc West: Western Feedlot Closure

Illustration by Dave Elston Doc, I’m a city girl who owns horses. With the intention of understanding, I have to ask about the recent Western Feedlot closure, given the waves of discontent it stirred up amongst my country friends. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not completely naïve, since I’ve taken up a western performance horse […]

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Three World Champions For Canada!

  CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION It might have been the greatest fifteen minutes in the history of Canadian Professional Rodeo. For the first time ever Canadians have ridden away from the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with three world titles. Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler in the Team Roping and Zeke Thurston in the Saddle Bronc […]

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How To Spell Relief… W-I-N

  CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION For Barrhead’s Kolton Schmidt and American partner, Shay Carroll, it took nine rounds to get the monkey off their backs and win their first cheque of this WNFR. But when they did it, they did it right, making that cheque a first place payoff ($26,239 per man) while recording the […]

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Canada Night

  CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION The Canadian contingent went into their night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo needing just $38,000 to top the half million dollar mark in take home pay from the ten million dollar event, easily surpassing the best previous Canadian performance. And Orin Larsen wasted no time in getting ‘Team Canada’ […]

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Solid Night for Team Canada

  CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION Canadians continued their assault on the Wrangler National Finals’ chequing account and their own all-time earnings record in Wednesday’s seventh round. The big move for the Canadian contingent once again came courtesy of the team roping duo, Levi Simpson and Jeremy Buhler. The talented twosome, from Ponoka and Arrowwood, Alberta […]

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Big Bucks Go North of 49

  CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION The Canadian saddle bronc riders have been watching the bareback riders and team ropers getting all the headlines. And in go-round six of the 2016 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, they decided to do something about it. The youthful trio enjoyed their finest hour to date as all three Canadian bronc […]

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Hay For Equines Affected by Fort Mac Fires

  (Calgary, AB) December 7, 2016 – The Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF) is sending 1,500 bales of hay to Fort McMurray, AB, on December 16, 2016 to help support Fort McMurray equine owners through the winter. The hay will help alleviate some of the feed costs over the winter months, but also replace hay that […]

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Show Me the Money

CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION Canada Night doesn’t happen until Thursday at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. But apparently the Canadian contingent of WNFR qualifiers either didn’t get the memo or they just plain couldn’t wait. The first all Canadian team roping team hasn’t just showed up at this Finals, they have been a factor in every round, […]

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Oh Canada

  CANADIAN PROFESSIONAL RODEO ASSOCIATION The grin said it all. As Jake Vold made the first Wrangler National Finals Rodeo victory lap of his career, the three time Canadian champion’s grin lit up the Thomas and Mack Arena. And why not—his 89.5 score on the back of Flying U Rodeo’s Lil Red Hawk was the […]

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