Calgary – More than 80 of the best young cowgirls and cowboys in 4-H will be taking part in the Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo this weekend, September 29-30, 2018. This unique event is celebrating more than 20 years of youth development with a new format in 2018. A full day of educational rodeo clinics will be offered on Saturday, followed by action-packed competition in the Nutrien Western Event Centre.

A number of Calgary Stampede and Canadian champions will be among the industry leaders sharing their knowledge of rodeo and animal handling techniques in fun, hands-on sessions throughout the day Saturday. The public then has two opportunities to see the talented young 4-H members, aged nine to 20, put their new skills to the test. Catch the thrills and spills of Cow Riding on Saturday evening starting at 7 p.m.  The rodeo action gets underway again Sunday morning at 9 a.m. with the next generation of stars competing in many traditional events such as barrel racing, goat tying and pole bending.    

More information, including an event schedule, can be found at CalgaryStampede.com.

                   WHAT:            Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo

                   WHEN:           September 29-30, 2018                            

                   WHERE:         Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park

                   NOTE:             Complimentary admission

                                        *Parking charges may be in effect.

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

E kbarnes@calgarystampede.com