Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is proud to announce it has been selected as the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s 2016 Stock Contractor of the Year. Voted on by members of the CPRA, these annual awards recognize the best-of-the-best in the rodeo industry.

“The hard work and dedication of the rodeo committees makes it possible for us to showcase the animals that come from the Stampede Ranch,” says Calgary Stampede Ranch manager, Tyler Kraft.  “We are extremely appreciative of them, as well as the competitors who trust us to provide great horses and bulls for their sport.”

The Calgary Stampede is the primary stock contractor for eight rodeos in Canada and the United States including the Strathmore Stampede, Armstrong Stampede, Pendleton Round Up, and the Calgary Stampede itself. Stampede horses and bulls also compete year-round at many other rodeos throughout North America.  

The Calgary Stampede would like to congratulate all of the other award winners this year, and encourage those looking for the full list of winners to visit the Pro Rodeo Canada website.   

About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes                                              

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

T: 403.261.0382                                             

C: 403.585.4706