Calgary – Experience the skill and agility of the top cutting horses in North America as they compete at the Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity, presented by Wrangler. Taking place Wednesday, October 16 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 in the Nutrien Western Event Centre, this free, family friendly event is a unique opportunity to enjoy and learn more about one of the fastest growing equine sports.

The highlight of this high-energy competition is the Saturday night Cut of the West on October 19 starting at 6:30 p.m., with a pre-show beginning at 6 p.m. Offering free admission to the public, the evening features the championship in the Open Derby Final, as well as the Open Classic/Challenge Final.  New to the Saturday night competition, the Bill Collins Youth Showcase will feature five young riders from across western Canada. You can also experience the sport for yourself through a brand new virtual reality experience!

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. The rider then drops the reins and it’s 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.

WHAT:            Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity, presented by Wrangler

WHEN:           October 16 - 20, 2019                                                           

WHERE:         Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Park

NOTE:             Free admission


Wednesday, October 16

   8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 17

   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 Friday, October 18

   8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 19 

   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
    • Bill Collins Youth Showcase with five youth from BC, AB & SK (NEW)
    • Virtual cutting horse experience – VR goggles help you experience the sport for yourself! (NEW)
    • Silent Auction in support of the Bill Collins Youth Scholarship  
    • Western Marketplace         

Sunday, October 20

      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