Pincher Creek Ranch Rodeo

The Willow Springs Ranch team, winners of the 2015 Pincher Creek Ranch Rodeo. From left: Murray Kirby, Greg Vowk, Dan Chalifoux, Pincher Creek Pro Rodeo Queen Chelsea Stokke and Clint Stokke. Photo courtesy Pincher Creek Ranch Rodeo.

Nine teams of top hands entered up in the oldest ranch rodeo in Canada. The weekend began with the Ranch Horse competition, which included Ranch Cutting, Cowboy Challenge/Reining, and One Man Doctoring. Sunday began with a roping event, with Paula Cox emerging as the top female roper.

For the second year in a row, Dan Chalifoux of the Willow Springs Ranch won the One Man Doctoring event on his horse, Cache. The Hard Luck award went to Bob Cook (Esser Livestock) after a rough ride. Cowgirl of the Day was Gina Marr. Horse of the Day was Nanton cowboy Rory Sapergia’s Banjo. He was also first in the Cowboy Challenge, and for points. Best Bronc Rider was Kendall Miller.

In the final tally, Willow Springs Ranch placed first, Lazy U Ranch second, North Fork third, and Davis Ranch fourth.