4H5-02-1997
4H5-02-1997

Fun and Friendship at the 18th Annual Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo

Calgary – Young 4-H Rodeo athletes from Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC are celebrating after a winning weekend in Calgary at the 18th annual Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo. The popular event, sponsored by Westcan Bulk Transport, Bayer CropScience and Lammle’s Western Wear and Tack, filled the Agrium Western Event Centre with fun, free rodeo action on August 22 and 23.

16 year old Taylor Holt is one of the competitors from among 37 4-H clubs who is coming away from the event with a lot of hardware.  Wins in the Senior Breakaway Roping and Goat Tying events, along with strong performances in three other events earned Holt the Senior High Point Championship. “I didn’t think I would win all-around, that was a bit of a surprise,” She admits, but adds it was well worth the drive to Calgary from Cranbrook, BC.

“This is such a great event, 4-H is so amazing.” Holt said, after returning back home to BC from the competition. “I’ve always watched the Calgary Stampede, and it was so cool to compete there.” While the young athlete topped the Senior Division at the weekend rodeo, many more competitors from the three age classes are now showing off new Calgary Stampede 4-H Championship belt buckles to their friends and fellow 4-H members.

Last year’s Junior High Point Champion, Sierra Bazley of Wainwright Alberta, moved up into the Intermediate Division and continued her winning ways.  Top times in Pole Bending and Goat Tying as well as a second place in Barrel Racing earned her the Intermediate High Point title this year.  A tight race in the Junior division saw two strong competitors battle for the top spot. In the end it was Jewel Pollock, from Rocky Mountain House, with the most points in the three junior events.

Clinics were also offered throughout the weekend to help the 4-H members learn more about proper rodeo and animal care techniques. “I thought the clinics were awesome,” says Taylor Holt, “And it was so neat to meet people with similar interests to you.”  Asked if she will be back next year, Holt’s answer is “Absolutely!”

 

2015 Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo results:

Senior High-Point

Grand Champion – Taylor Holt, Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club, Cranbrook, BC

Reserve – Saige Jackson, Sundre 4-H Multi Club, Sundre Alberta               

Senior Breakaway Roping

Grand Champion – Taylor Holt, Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club, Cranbrook, BC   

Reserve – Jonathon Wrubleski, Armena 4-H Beef, Leduc County, AB                   

Senior Steer Daubing

Grand Champion – Sydney Vanden Berg, Coutts 49ers 4-H Club, Coutts, AB         

Reserve – Jonathon Wrubleski, Armena 4-H Beef, Leduc County, AB                   

Senior Goat Tying

Grand Champion – Taylor Holt, Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club, Cranbrook, BC             

Reserve – Sydney Vanden Berg, Coutts 49ers 4-H Club, Coutts, AB                              

Senior Thread the Needle

Grand Champion – Saige Jackson, Sundre 4-H Multi Club, Sundre Alberta             

Reserve – Darby Duda, Red Deer Horsemen, Delburne, AB                     

Senior Pole Bending

Grand Champion – Saige Jackson, Sundre 4-H Multi Club, Sundre Alberta             

Reserve – Cheyanne Schmaltz, Coal Trail Riders, Lousana, AB                 

Senior Barrel Racing

Grand Champion – Bryn Monar, River Valley Light Horse, Calvet, SK         

Reserve – Morgan Mills, Millarville Saddle Sores, Calgary, AB                   

 

Intermediate High Point

Grand Champion – Sierra Bazley, Edgerton Multi, Wainwright, AB              

Reserve – Orin Henn, Balzac Beef, Airdrie, AB                   

Intermediate Barrel Racing

Grand Champion – Amy MacDonald, Strathcona Rein Riders, Sherwood Park, AB            

Reserve – Sierra Bazley, Edgerton Multi, Wainwright, AB               

Intermediate Cow Riding

Grand Champion – Keaton Martz, Neutral Hills 4-H Rodeo Wranglers, Forestburg, AB       

Reserve – Caleb Stone, Irricana 4-H Country Ride, Strathmore, AB                    

Intermediate Pole Bending

Grand Champion – Sierra Bazley, Edgerton Multi, Wainwright, AB             

Reserve – Kylie Windo, Shadow Riders 4-H, Eckville, AB                

Intermediate Thread the Needle

Grand Champion – Danielle Sigouin, Bits and Spurs, Rocky Mountain House, AB    

Reserve – Brianna Sigouin, Bits and Spurs, Rocky Mountain House, AB                

Intermediate Goat Tying

Grand Champion – Sierra Bazley, Edgerton Multi, Wainwright, AB             

Reserve – Keaton Martz, Neutral Hills 4-H Rodeo Wranglers, Forestburg, AB                            

Intermediate Steer Daubing

Grand Champion – Kamryn Gervais, Longview Beef, Okotoks, AB             

Reserve – Orin Henn, Balzac Beef, Airdrie, AB                   

Intermediate Breakaway Roping

Grand Champion – Conner Sharp, Morrin Multi Club, Trochu, AB      

Reserve – Colby Holt, Cranbrook 4-H Multi Club, Cranbrook BC                 

 

Junior High Point

Grand Champion – Jewel Pollock, Bits N Spurs, Rocky Mountain House, AB           

Reserve – Colton Windo, Shadow Riders 4-H, Eckville, AB              

Junior Thread the Needle

Grand Champion – Colton Windo, Shadow Riders 4-H, Eckville, AB            

Reserve – Jewel Pollock, Bits N Spurs, Rocky Mountain House, AB                      

Junior Barrel Racing

Grand Champion – Lexi Kathol, Rockyford Beef, Rockyford, AB      

Reserve – Jewel Pollock, Bits N Spurs, Rocky Mountain House, AB            

Junior Pole Bending

Grand Champion – Jewel Pollock, Bits N Spurs, Rocky Mountain House, AB           

Reserve – Colton Windo, Shadow Riders 4-H, Eckville, AB             

 

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 10-day 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

Office: 403.261.0382                                  

Cell: 403.585.4706                                    

kbarnes@calgarystampede.com