SUBMITTED BY RON HOFFMAN
Lakeland College brought out a stellar amount of top hands for their ranch competition on April 13th. The annual Working Cowboy Competition listed a record number of entries in all lineups- with forty teams in the Canadian Ranch Roping Association event. There were 18 contestants who competed in at least three of the events, to accumulate points for the title of Canada’s Greatest Working Cowboy. Following the day\’s 13 hours of competition, the winners were announced:
Canada’s Greatest Working Cowboy – Steve Millar
Open Ranch Roping – Steve Millar, Theresa Millar and Sam Morrison
Novice Roping – Cory Thompson and Scott Schieck
Ranch Horse Competition – Corey Wiebe
Pasture Doctoring – Barry Thiessen
Stockdog Competition – Sheila Phillips
Ranch Bronc Riding – Adian Cox and Graeme Anderson (co-champions).
The Horse Sale took place on April 14 with 40 horses consigned along with 5 Black Angus bulls raised by Lakeland College. High selling horse was GR High Brow, a 2001 gelding by High Brow Hickory. He was consigned by Dennis Dube from Cold Lake and sold to Bill Pocock of Minburn, Ab for $11,500. Sale average on horses was $3944. High selling bull was a 2 year old for $6200 with an average of $3350.
The competition and sale is managed by the Western Ranch and Cowhorse Program at Lakeland College.