What’s happening today
BMO Kid's Day: Free Entry (7-9 a.m.) kids 12 & under with accompanying parents, Pancake Breakfast (8 a.m.)
Coca-Cola Stage performer: Jocelyn Alice (8 p.m.) Shawn Hook (9 p.m.)
Nashville North performer: Cold Creek County (10 p.m.)
Canadian National Miniature Horse Show – Not just one of the cutest attractions on the park but the most dynamic are the miniature horses. No more than 34 inches tall these horses compete in everything from obstacle courses, mini barrel racing, hunter/jumper etc. and the ever popular costume class! Running from July 12-14th these miniatures bring the competition.
Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting Finals –Come out and see the smooth operators of this western competition. The horse and rider work as a team to separate one animal from a herd of cattle for a specific amount of time. The finals kick off at 2pm in the Agrium Western Event Centre.
Rodeo 101 – Want to learn how to ride a bull, how a judge scores a ride, or the fastest way to wrestle a steer? The professionals will be teaching you all the necessary skills over in the Northern Lights Arena at 10:30 a.m.
Mutton Busting – Sheep vs Kid – no rules, just fun! This event introduces the youngest and bravest to the sport of rodeo as they saddle up on the back of a sheep and do their best to hold on for the full 8 seconds. This adorable event kicks up the dust in the Northern Lights Arena at 7 p.m.
Youth and Agriculture in Action Showcase in the Ag Barn.
Today’s story ideas
- Bareback Rider Steven Peebles is back on the riggin for the 2016 Calgary Stampede after sitting out last years event with a near death injury to go along with a broken back he sustained this winter. On his first ride since that broken back, Peebles posted an 85.50 to lead Day 1 in Pool B standings. Look for him to continue his comeback at the Calgary Stampede as he vies for a spot in Showdown Sunday.
- The Kids Chili Cook Off in the Calgary Co-op Kitchen Theater features members of the Boys & Girls Club of Calgary making Chili from scratch, each with their own special ingredient. Guest judges will be on hand from the Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Co-op Kitchen Theater and other culinary experts. The energy of the children and cooking skill is truly a sight to see!
Recap of Tuesday, July 12
Stampede attendance Tuesday, July 12: 90,389
Cumulative attendance for 2016: 534,368
Same day for 2015: 96,517
Cumulative attendance for 2015: 559,323
Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:
Bareback Rider Steven Peebles wins big on first ride since breaking his back. Read the full story here.
Full rodeo results here.
Chad Harden's day money win vaults him up 12 spots in the overall standings, but it's Jason Glass who takes over top spot in the aggregate. Full GMC Rangeland Derby results can be found here:
Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results here.
Calgary teen takes home $2,000 scholarship after winning the 2016 Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Competition Youth Showcase. Full competition results can be found here:
Best Food on a Stick 2016: Frosted Flakes Chicken on a Stick from Chicken Tenders
Best Sweet Treat 2016: Pineapple Whip Float from Summerland Soft Serve
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