In the Corral

Making of a (New) Legend There’s a new name in rodeo, and they’re riding in on the Kesler’s 70+ year breeding program. This past spring, the Kesler family’s multi-award-winning rodeo livestock was purchased by Rowland “Roy” Brewin of Rowland Seeds, a third-generation farmer near Taber, Alta. The deal includes 325-plus bucking horses, roughly 75 rodeo …

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Valley Star! Congratulations to Beeton, Ontario’s Naomi Bristow, on being named the 2022 Female Vocalist of the Year by the Valley Star Awards in Texas. Bristow, who is a popular Canadian yodeller has enjoyed tremendous success on both sides of the Medicine Line, including television appearances and gigs in Branson. The Valley Star Awards are …

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Back in the Saddle Again! Hats off to the Calgary Stampede for pulling off the most controversial and contentious Stampede ever. The crowds were less than half of what the Park was used to hosting, but perhaps most noticeable of all was the less-than-stellar trips in some of the bareback and saddle bronc events early …

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Maple Leaf Circuit Finals! For those who are interested in the history of the Maple Leaf Circuit, here it is. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Assoc. (PRCA) has 12 regions in the U.S. divided into circuits, plus Canada now has one (Maple Leaf),and Mexico has one — 14 circuits. Each year, each circuit’s season leader and …