Ponoka Stampede

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Wild West Chuckwagon Championship returns chuckwagon action to Ponoka

After falling silent for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic,…

  • Sep 16, 2021

 

2019 Ponoka Stampede rodeo action. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede was cancelled due to timing

PSA Bruce Harbin says a 2021 Ponoka Stampede would have had ‘gaping holes’

 

Tyler Bingham from Honeyvile, Utah sits second in the bull riding after posting an 86.75 on June 28, 2019 at the Ponoka Stampede. (File photo)

2021 Ponoka Stampede postponed

Board is optimistic the seven-day rodeo may go ahead in July or August

 

UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled

UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled

Cattle raffle to go ahead, Stampede will return in 2021

UPDATED: 2020 Ponoka Stampede cancelled
Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passed away after a losing battle with cancer. Doc died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family.                                File photo

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passes away

Doc lost his five year battle with cancer but was surrounded by friends and family

Ponoka Stampede’s Gary ‘Doc’ Harbin passed away after a losing battle with cancer. Doc died peacefully in his home surrounded by friends and family.                                File photo
Alberta’s rodeo world was sent into sadness after the passing of Ponoka cowboy Bud Butterfield. This file photo of Bud was taken during the Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction in 2017 when the association featured Bud on its collectible poster.                                File photo

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Alberta’s rodeo world was sent into sadness after the passing of Ponoka cowboy Bud Butterfield. This file photo of Bud was taken during the Ponoka Stampede Tarp Auction in 2017 when the association featured Bud on its collectible poster.                                File photo
Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.

Ponoka Stampede closes with several first time winners

Ponoka athletes just miss the win in the showdown round to packed stands.

Bareback rider Richmond Champion rides Virgil to a 91.25 point win, just getting past Jake Vold who scored 90.75. Champion earned $12,948 overall.
Ponoka Stampede heads into final day

Ponoka Stampede heads into final day

Some Ponoka and area competitors remain in the hunt for a Stampede title

Ponoka Stampede heads into final day
Hardisty’s Lane Watt holds on for a strong ride June 30 on the fifth day of the Ponoka Stampede. Watt managed to hold on but scored a 69.25, not enough to get him in the top 12. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka team ropers in top 12 spot so far

As Ponoka Stampede day 5 closes, Ponoka team ropers land themselves in the runnings

Hardisty’s Lane Watt holds on for a strong ride June 30 on the fifth day of the Ponoka Stampede. Watt managed to hold on but scored a 69.25, not enough to get him in the top 12. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Bareback rider Jake Vold prepares his saddle before the bareback riding event.

Jake Vold takes the lead at Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede’s fourth day of rodeo was full of thrills and spills.

Bareback rider Jake Vold prepares his saddle before the bareback riding event.
JR Vezain comes out of the chute in the bareback Wednesday and has the lead after scoring an 86.5. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Second day filled with sunshine and good scores

Day two of the Ponoka Stampede saw moves in some events and the start of chuckwagon racing

JR Vezain comes out of the chute in the bareback Wednesday and has the lead after scoring an 86.5. Photo by Jordie Dwyer
Bareback Trenton Montero gives it his all Tuesday evening on the first day of the Ponoka Stampede.

Ponoka Stampede gets out of the gate

The 82nd version of the largest seven-day rodeo in Canada started last night

Bareback Trenton Montero gives it his all Tuesday evening on the first day of the Ponoka Stampede.