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.
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