Calgary Stampede

Stampede Seeks New Royal Trio

If you are ready for the experience of a lifetime as the Stampede Queen or Princess get your application in now! The 2016 Stampede Queen and Princesses deadline is, Friday, August 28, 2015. The competition for the 2016 Stampede Queen and Princesses begins Thursday, September 8, 2016. “It is an experience like no other and […]

Chuckwagon Horse Euthanized at Calgary Stampede

On Saturday July 4th, a horse was euthanized following the sixth heat of chuckwagon races. Layne Bremner’s right lead horse, Duke, suffered a broken cannon bone, when two wagons collided on the track. The 10-year-old Thorougbred gelding, a former racehorse, was examined by a veterinarian on the scene and euthanized immediately. Bremner received a $2,500 […]

William Shatner to Serve as Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal

The Calgary Stampede is thrilled to announce that Canadian legend, iconic actor, active philanthropist and passionate horseman William Shatner will lead the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade as Grand Marshal. In addition, we are proud to have Calgary based speed skaters Gilmore Junio and Denny Morrison as honorary Marshals in recognition of their unique story of […]

4-H on Parade at Calgary Stampede

Canada’s largest 4-H event will take place at the Calgary Stampede this weekend from Friday, May 30th to Sunday, June 1st at Stampede Park. More than 600 4-H members will participate in this year’s event, representing more than 40 clubs from Calgary and the surrounding area. 4-H members will display their best livestock, life skills […]

Countdown to Stampede 101

As Stampede Park open tonight for sneak-a-peek it’s hard to believe that just 13 days ago, much of the Park was under water. Since then, organizers have been overwhelmed with the community’s support and encouragement. As Southern Alberta continues to recover from the devastating floods, it is hoped this year’s Stampede can provide a gathering […]

Silver, Star of The Lone Ranger, to Appear at Calgary Stampede

Walt Disney Studios Canada is pleased to announce that Silver, the star horse from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Film’s “The Lone Ranger,” will attend this year’s Calgary Stampede. Joined by famed horse trainer, Bobby Lovgren, Silver will take part in the Stampede Parade and make an appearance at the Agricultural Building on July 5th. Directed by Gore […]

Support Alberta Floods Fund

“Hell or High Water” t-shirts are now available at the Calgary Stampede online store, with proceeds from each t-shirt sold being donated to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund, which is actively providing relief to flood victims. “The phrase “Hell or High Water” suddenly appeared in social media attached to our brand,” says Deanne Carson, […]

World Championship Blacksmiths’ Competition

Iain Ritchie learned at the forge of a true master – a seventh-generation farrier who kept the Ritchie family’s horses on solid footing east of Edinburgh, Scotland. And if Ritchie didn’t appreciate the tradition, the honour, or the pride involved in the anvil’s ring back then . . . well, he sure does now. “This […]