Sherwood Park’s Kolby Wanchuk stays in strong form on top of this bucking horse. Ponoka was host to a New Year's Eve rodeo event at the Calnash Ag Event Centre.

Sherwood Park’s Kolby Wanchuk stays in strong form on top of this bucking horse. Ponoka was host to a New Year's Eve rodeo event at the Calnash Ag Event Centre.

Cowboys kick-start New Year at bulls and broncs event in Ponoka

There was little room to park New Year’s Eve at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during the Bulls, Broncs and Bling event in Ponoka.

There was little room to park New Year’s Eve at the Calnash Ag Event Centre during the Bulls, Broncs and Bling event in Ponoka.

Among the entertainment were saddlebronc and bull riding rodeo events followed by a cabaret with entertainment fromJamie Woodfin.

Each competitor had two tries with the final six in each group getting a third. Here are the results:

Saddlebronc

Round 1:

1. Kolby Wanchuk Sherwood Park 81.5

2. Jim Berry Eckville 78.5

3. Luke Butterfield Ponoka 77

4. Call Marr Pincher Creek 75

Round 2:

1. Cole Scott Kamloops, B.C. 78.5

2. Jim Berry, Eckville 74 and Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park 74

3. Call Marr, Pincher Creek 70 and Dawson Hay, Wildwood 70

Short Go:

1. Jim Berry 81.5 Saddlebronc champion

2. Dawson Hay 79.5

3. Luke Butterfield 73

no other qualified rides

Bull Riding

Round 1:

1. Brock Radford Dewinton 81

2. Lonnie West Cadogan 80

3. Shay Marks Sunnybrook 78.5

4. Jared Parsonage Maple Creek, Sask. 77.5

Round 2:

1. Shay Marks 83

2. Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka 81

3. Ty Patton Strathmore 80

4. Bryce West Cadogan 78.5

Short Go:

1. Lonnie West 84

2. Shay Marks 81.5

no other qualified rides

Bull Riding Champion Shay Marks

Final Event of the night was J.R.’s ‘Wild Ride’ to ring in the New Year

1. Kolby Wanchuk 86

2. Logan Hay Wildwood 83

3. Dawson Dahm Tomahawk 79

4. Dawson Hay 77

5. Chance Barrass Peers 70