Rodeo school nurtures future Ultimate Cowboys

The 2013 Ultimate Cowboy extravaganza is being expanded by one of the rodeo greats in the form of a three-day rodeo school.

The 2013 Ultimate Cowboy extravaganza is being expanded by one of the rodeo greats in the form of a three-day rodeo school.

Rod Hay is picking up where event organizer Scott Wyzykoski left off last year by hosting both advanced and beginner sessions for riders from British Columbia to Saskatchewan.

The school, which begins at 10 a.m. each morning, runs from Dec. 28 to 30. Dec. 28 will address the beginners while the last two sessions focus on more seasoned riders.

The evening of Dec. 30 also features a bucking horse futurity. “At the end of the school, it’s like a final exam to see how they do,” said Hay, referring to those who’ll partake in the more difficult schools.

The futurity will bring in 10 stock contractors, including the Calgary Stampede and Vern MacDonald. “They’re competing to see who has the best horses,” said Hay.

The evening also boasts $2,000 in prize money, $1,000 for top riders and another $1,000 to best stock.

Hay expects 16 beginners and 24 advanced rodeo youths.

 

Just Posted

Wolf Creek Schools raises Treaty 6 flag for first time

Chiefs, school officials took part in a ceremony that is aimed at acknowledging Treaty 6 land

Pair arrested in Ponoka with several weapons, face 98 charges

Two men nabbed after early morning suspicious vehicle reported, stolen weapons found

UPDATE: 18-year-old Rimbey teen dies in collision

A portion of Highway 53 west of Rimbey is down to one lane while crews investigate

Ponoka County approves $70,000 to dredge Parkland Beach

Parkland Beach to see some dredging support from Ponoka County

Ponoka sets bylaw on cannabis retail, pushes for quick public consumption regulation

Town passes first reading on retail outlet bylaw, questions staff on need to separate public usage

U.S. congressman issues dire warning to Canada’s NAFTA team: time is running out

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is expected to resume talks with the U.S.

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

Canada signs global pact to help rid world’s oceans of abandoned fishing gear

The federal Fisheries Minister says it’s a ‘critical issue’

GOP pushing forward for Kavanaugh, accuser wants ‘fairness’

Kavanaugh has denied al allegations of sexual misconduct

Rural Canada Post carriers could see 25-per-cent pay hike: spokesman

An arbitrator has released a ruling in a long-standing pay equity dispute at Canada Post

Freeland brings optimism back to NAFTA talks

NAFTA talks resume in Washington

Bradley Williams takes over as Westerner Park Interim CEO

CFR expected to go on as scheduled with no disruption

Despite protests, Russia’s anti-doping agency reinstated

On a 9-2 vote, the executive committee declared RUSADA as having satisfied conditions

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast.

Most Read