Rodeo

An event photo from the 2019 Ponoka Stampede. (Black Press file photo).

Ponoka Stampede is postponed due to pandemic

Organizers are considering later dates in 2021

 

Team roping jackpot: The Shooters Team Roping Jackpot was held at the Calnash Ag Event Centre from Nov. 13 to 15. All categories won prizes including trophy rifles, cross heels, roping dummies and roping cards. Pictured here, a No. 7 roping team tries their luck Sunday, Nov. 15. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

PHOTOS: Shooters Team Roping Jackpot

Team roping jackpot: The Shooters Team Roping Jackpot was held at the…

 

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Ponoka bulls lead the pen at Unleash the Beast

Bulls from Ponoka performed well at the 25th annual PBR Unleash The…

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Logan Bonnett, left, and Keely Bonnett are the TRC Finals Open Champions. Image: Facebook

Ponoka ropers TRC Finals Open Champions

The Canadian Open Champions at the 2020 Team Roping Canada (TRC) Finals…

Logan Bonnett, left, and Keely Bonnett are the TRC Finals Open Champions. Image: Facebook
Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: High School Rodeo action

AHRA D2 Battle River High School Rodeo was held at in Ponoka Sept. 12 and 13

Kennedy Cheytors had a time of 17.175 in the barrels before taking a five second penalty. Photo by Emily Jaycox
Celeste Montpellier on Six Fast Moons finished with a time of 18.072. Photo by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: Mega Bucks and Money Bags

Photos and results from this weekend’s barrel racing

Celeste Montpellier on Six Fast Moons finished with a time of 18.072. Photo by Emily Jaycox
Photos by Emily Jaycox

PHOTOS: World Series of Team Roping champions

Jason Lemieux, header, and Sam Johnson, heeler, were the champions of the…

Photos by Emily Jaycox
PHOTOS: Summer Barrel Jackpot

PHOTOS: Summer Barrel Jackpot

Results and photos from Aug. 12 jackpot

PHOTOS: Summer Barrel Jackpot
Meeting Creek’s Garrett Green rides to the win on Finning Lil Shorty in Lethbridge July 23. Image: PBR Canada/Covy Moore

Green wins as competitive bull riding marks return

Pair of Ponoka cowboys unable to mark a score on any rides

Meeting Creek’s Garrett Green rides to the win on Finning Lil Shorty in Lethbridge July 23. Image: PBR Canada/Covy Moore
Bluffton’s Kassidy Skjonsberg picked apart the cattle in girls cutting event June 18, earning a 65 score in her opening run.                                Photo by Kevin Sabo/Black Press

Area athletes give it their all at high school rodeo qualifier

Three area cowboys will be making their way across the border next…

Bluffton’s Kassidy Skjonsberg picked apart the cattle in girls cutting event June 18, earning a 65 score in her opening run.                                Photo by Kevin Sabo/Black Press
The Ponoka Stampede is one of the world’s largest rodeos for payouts, and it features the largest single-day bull-riding event in the world. (Emily Jaycos/Black Press Media file photo)

Ponoka Stampede: One of the world’s largest rodeos

80,000 fans, 800 volunteers, $800,000 in payouts

The Ponoka Stampede is one of the world’s largest rodeos for payouts, and it features the largest single-day bull-riding event in the world. (Emily Jaycos/Black Press Media file photo)
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Eckville’s annual Bull Arena and Indoor Rodeo cancelled

The COVID-19 pandemic and downturn in the economy are cited as the reason for cancellation

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Bull rider Zane Lambert had a strong weekend in Red Deer at the Rebel Energy Services Xtreme Bulls winning to start the CPRA season.                                 File photo

Ponoka’s bull rider Zane Lambert takes Red Deer

Lambert kicked off the CPRA 2018 season with two solid rides

Bull rider Zane Lambert had a strong weekend in Red Deer at the Rebel Energy Services Xtreme Bulls winning to start the CPRA season.                                 File photo
RODEO HEROES - CFR Champions Tanner Girletz and Roland McFadden attended Red Deer’s bid to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express

WATCH: Red Deer places bid to host Canadian Finals Rodeo starting in 2018

The bidding group hosted a committee from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association

RODEO HEROES - CFR Champions Tanner Girletz and Roland McFadden attended Red Deer’s bid to host the Canadian Finals Rodeo. Todd Colin Vaughan/Red Deer Express
Big scores highlight Day Two at Ponoka Stampede

Big scores highlight Day Two at Ponoka Stampede

Nearly every event saw leaderboard changes Wednesday, plus it marked the start of the chuckwagons

Big scores highlight Day Two at Ponoka Stampede
Saddlebronc rider Luke Butterfield is in the midst of healing after his leg broke from being bucked off his horse at the Cloverdale Rodeo in British Columbia. This file photo shows Butterfield at the 2016 CFR.File photo

Ponoka bronc rider Butterfield healing from broken leg

Saddlebronc rider Luke Butterfield healing after leg break in BC

Saddlebronc rider Luke Butterfield is in the midst of healing after his leg broke from being bucked off his horse at the Cloverdale Rodeo in British Columbia. This file photo shows Butterfield at the 2016 CFR.File photo
Heeler Kash Bonnett with partner Tate Schmidt from Barrhead work to get a high score at the Alberta High School Rodeo Association finals recently, which earned them a spot at nationals in the United States. The other athletes who earned a spot are Clay Guthrie in steer wrestling and Couy McBride will also head to junior nationals in Tennessee. Photo submitted

Ponoka teens cowboys are heading to nationals

Young Ponoka rodeo athletes in junior and senior high school are heading to nationals.

Heeler Kash Bonnett with partner Tate Schmidt from Barrhead work to get a high score at the Alberta High School Rodeo Association finals recently, which earned them a spot at nationals in the United States. The other athletes who earned a spot are Clay Guthrie in steer wrestling and Couy McBride will also head to junior nationals in Tennessee. Photo submitted