Justin Myers of Lacombe in his winning performance with 78.1 points on Colt 45 at the first Gold Buckle Rodeo which took place at the Calnash Ag Event Centre over the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27.

Justin Myers of Lacombe in his winning performance with 78.1 points on Colt 45 at the first Gold Buckle Rodeo which took place at the Calnash Ag Event Centre over the weekend of Sept. 26 and 27.

Over 300 compete in Gold Buckle Rodeo

First ever Gold Buckle Rodeo brings hundreds of fans and competitors to Ponoka.

More than 300 cowboys and cowgirls competed in the first Gold Buckle Rodeo held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre Saturday,Sept. 26.

The event was part of the Foothills Cowboy Association (FCA) rodeo circuit, said co-organizer Trish Friis. She said the animalsprovided by Doubletree Ranch and Rodeo Stock was tough enough for the rodeo challenge on the big day. Friis said over1,000 people came through the doors at the ag centre.

While this was a first event, both the entries and attendance were relatively high and she intends to host another similar rodeonext year. The goal with this rodeo was to give contestants one last chance to make it to the FCA finals in Red Deer on theweekend of Oct. 9 to 11.

The prize money was enough that it did just that.

Rodeo results:

Saddlebronc: Cole Scott on Midnite Oil

Bareback: Justin Myers on Colt 45

Bullriding: Eric Isabelle on Crow Bar

Calf roping: Jeff Heggie

Steer wrestling: Steven Gilbert

Ladies barrel racing: Corina Dixon

Team roping: Cory Hines & AJ Sullivan

Junior barrel racing: Anna Lauweryssen

Boys steer riding: Carter Sahli