2010 Branding scene – Terri Mason on Woody; Bryn Thiessen (green shirt) Brady Neufeldt
(gray) Pete Rafuse (black horse).
Saddle Up for Sundre!
Go Wild! Go West!
Bulls and Wagons and Sundre Ranch Rodeo
Sundre is the place to be this August long weekend! The cowboy kinda’ town has created a weekend full of bull riding, wagon racing, ranch rodeo, good food and dancing – heck – they’re even hosting a golf tournament!
The action of Bulls & Wagons begins Friday night at 6 p.m., at the Sundre Rodeo Grounds featuring bull riding, pony chariot and pony chuckwagon racing. Beer gardens and a dance follows.
Saturday, July 31 the day begins with an 8:30 a.m., pancake breakfast at the Sundre Museum. Then head out to the rodeo grounds for the granddaddy of modern rodeo action – Ranch Rodeo.
The 2nd annual Sundre Ranch Rodeo, which is attracting top working cowboys, begins at 10 a.m. at the rodeo grounds. Events include branding (with paint), ranch bronc riding, trailer loading and bull doctoring.
Ranch rodeo is a showcase of superior stock handling skills and horsemanship. While a stopwatch is involved, teams strive for smooth, seamless handling of animals just like they do at home on the ranch. After all, the whole point of stock handling is to put weight on livestock – not run it off. Judges are John Regier and Tim Shorey from Lethbridge.
Sunday, August 1 the weekend wraps up with a Mounted Shooting competition at 10:00 a.m., followed by more Bulls ‘n Wagons action. If speed is your deal then you’ll love the finale – the Stock Horse Race, Chariot and Chuckwagon Races and the exciting Relay Race.
So pack up the camper and come out for the weekend; it’s good family fun! Admission is Adults: $15.00 | Students 11-17: $10.00 | 10 and under FREE
For More Information or to learn about local entries call 403-638-3718.
So who won it?
Bluebird Valley Ranch from the Chain Lakes area of Southern Alberta. They had a heck of a drive to get up to Sundre, but it was sure worth their while!
I’ll be posting more on the 2nd Annual Sundre Ranch Rodeo – with additional info in the Oct/Nov issue of CCCM – under Ranch Rodeo Roundup. :)
Hi Terri, John here, from Bluebird Valley Ranch, just wanted to say thanks and let you know how much we appreciated the hospitality. Sundre is one of the best ranch rodeos we have been to.
We’re publishing a nice photo of the Bluebird Valley Ranch team in the upcoming Oct/Nov 2010 issue of Canadian Cowboy Country magazine, along with news and photos of the winners and participants from some of the other great ranch rodeos across the country.