Calgary – Experience the incredible athleticism of the top cutting horses in North America at the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity, presented by Wrangler. Horses and riders from across Western Canada and the United States will be competing in this prestigious event in the Nutrien Western Event Centre at Stampede Park beginning Wednesday, October 10 and continuing through Sunday, October 14.

The highlight of this high-energy competition is the Saturday night Cut of the West. Offering free admission to the public, the evening features the championship competition in the Open Derby Final as well as the Open Classic/Challenge Final.  Guests are welcomed to browse the marketplace throughout the evening for western lifestyle items including artwork, clothing, jewelry and furniture. There will also be unique items up for bid in a silent auction to benefit the Bill Collins Youth Excellence Scholarship. 

For those unfamiliar with the sport of Cutting, a horse and rider are faced with a herd of cattle and two and a half minutes on the clock. Working together they must select, or cut, a single cow from of the herd. It’s then left up to the horse to use its instincts and agility to keep the cow from returning to the herd.  ‘Smart Bud’ listening technology will be available for those who wish to listen to expert commentary and insight on each run. Come see what Cutting’s all about!

WHAT:            Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity, presented by Wrangler

WHEN:           October 10-14, 2018 

WHERE:         Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park

NOTE:            Complimentary admission


Wednesday, October 10

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 11

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, October 12

8 a.m. – 5pm

Saturday, October 13 

8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday Night Cut of the West at 6:30 p.m. includes:

  • Open Derby Final     
  • Open Classic / Challenge Final
  • Western Marketplace
  • Silent Auction in support of the Bill Collins Youth Excellence Scholarship

Sunday, October 14

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. 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