Open Range Cow Dog Competition

Jordan Richardson and a wealth of likeminded folks from around Rimbey, Alta., organized and staged their first cow dog competition in April. The event saw some of the best cow dog handlers converge on the little town. Stan Goetez supplied the cattle and Corey Perry was the judge. The timed event sees the dog move …

Beechy Remembers…

Part of the Beechy Western Days Rodeo 50th anniversary celebration will touch the hearts of rodeo fans and contestants. The committee has commissioned 50 champion buckles — 12 will be awarded to the event winners and for the first time, 38 of these collector’s buckles will be for sale. What’s special about these buckles is …

Kamloops Cowboy Gathering

The 21st Annual Kamloops Cowboy Festival was a huge success, so much so that they’re “back in the black,” says Mark McMillan, festival organizer. The festival, which invites many of the top cowboy poets and musicians from across the West, also features an art show and marketplace. The Joe Marten Memorial Award for the Preservation …

B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductees

                            Congratulations to the 2017 inductees to the B.C. Cowboy Hall of Fame! William Robert Twan, “Bronc” of Alkali Lake Ranch, Williams Lake, B.C.; Mark Grafton, Bar K Ranch, Prince George, B.C.; Miles Kingdon, Nicola Ranch, Thompson-Nicola, B.C., working cowboys Antoine Harry, Dog …

Empty Saddles: Peter Campbell

Well-respected horse trainer and clinician Peter Campbell died Mar. 22, 2017. Raised in Banff, Alta., Peter began his cowboy career as a wrangler in Banff National Park. Influenced by Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, he rapidly became a popular trainer and clinician, spending 30 years conducting clinics across North America from his home in Wyoming. A …