Old time cowboys had some fun Tuesday

Old time cowboys had some fun Tuesday

Old time team ropers converge on Ponoka

Older cowboys enjoyed their share of team roping Tuesday, June 30 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre.

Older cowboys enjoyed their share of team roping Tuesday, June 30 at the Calnash Ag Event Centre.

The event was hosted by Marion Gallais, who enjoyed adding another western heritage event during the busy Ponoka Stampede.

There were three categories where the combined ages of a team totaled 90 years, 100 years and 110 years. Each team roper had to be of a minimum age for each category to be eligible.

“We were approached by the Ponoka Stampede to see if we wanted to put on team roping for these three days,” said Gallais.

The previous two days were qualifiers for a final team-roping event for Team Roping Canada. She feels it was a fun addition to the Ponoka Stampede week and it kept the ag event centre busy.

She has hosted other team-roping events for the last four years and she feels the ag centre is an ideal location. She intends to look at how the old timers team roping event worked and if changes need to be made.

First place winners from the event:

• 90 and over: header Travis Gallais and heeler Rocky Dallyn;

• 100 and over: Jim Randle and Kelly Hiltz;

• 110 and over: Jim Randle and Brent Woolsey.