Welcome to the Calgary Stampede!

The 2018 edition of the Calgary Stampede will host the following novice and junior rodeo events.

Novice Events: Saddle Bronc Riding   

  1. There will be two Go-Rounds (back to back) July 6 - 13 (slack 8:00am July 7) and Finals - Top three (3) in each event, Saturday, July 14. A maximum of thirty will be accepted.
  2. Contestants will be drawn randomly except as noted in number 6 below.
  3. Contestants must hold a current Amateur Rodeo, High School Rodeo or Collegiate Rodeo Card or a Pro permit.
  4. Contestants for the Novice Saddle Bronc Riding and Novice Bareback Riding must be at least 16 years of age on January 1, 2018 and under 21 years of age on December 31, 2017
  5. NSB & NBB Purse - $5,600 each - $500 held out for Finals.
  6. Contestants that are eligible for the 2018 Calgary Stampede Novice events and finish in the top three at the 2018 Jackpot on May 11 at Brooks, AB in the Saddle Bronc Riding or Bareback Riding will qualify for the 2018 Calgary Stampede Novice and get to select their performances. Enter for the Jackpot Monday, May 7, 9:00am - 4:00pm, call 403-261-0363. See details here.

Novice Events: Bareback Riding  

  1. There will be two Go-Rounds (back to back) July 6 - 13 (slack 8:00am July 7) and Finals - Top three (3) in each event, Saturday, July 14. A maximum of thirty will be accepted.
  2. Contestants will be drawn randomly except as noted in number 6 below.
  3. Contestants must hold a current Amateur Rodeo, High School Rodeo or Collegiate Rodeo Card or a Pro permit.
  4. Contestants for the Novice Saddle Bronc Riding and Novice Bareback Riding must be at least 16 years of age on January 1, 2018 and under 21 years of age on December 31, 2017
  5. NSB & NBB Purse - $5,600 each - $500 held out for Finals.
  6. Contestants that are eligible for the 2018 Calgary Stampede Novice events and finish in the top three at the 2018 Jackpot on May 11 at Brooks, AB in the Saddle Bronc Riding or Bareback Riding will qualify for the 2018 Calgary Stampede Novice and get to select their performances. Enter for the Jackpot Monday, May 7, 9:00am - 4:00pm, call 403-261-0363. See details here.

Junior Event: Steer Riding   

There will be two Tiers of Junior Steer Riding.

The more advanced riders (limited to twenty five) will compete in one Go-Round July 8 - 12 and Finals - Top six Friday, July 13.  Ties will be broken by a draw.  Only qualified rides will advance to Finals Purse $3,000 - $500 held out for Finals.

The remaining Steer Riders (limited to twenty-five) will compete on Saturday, July 7, 8:00am with the top six advancing to a Finals in the Saturday, July 7 performance.  Ties will be broken by a draw.  Only qualified rides will advance to the finals.  Purse $2,000 - $500 held out for Finals

  1. Contestants must hold a current Amateur Rodeo, High School Rodeo Card or a Pro permit.
  2. Contestants for the Junior Steer Riding must be a least 12 years of age on January 1, 2018 and under 15 years of age on December 31, 2017.
  3. Helmets and protective vests are mandatory.

Minimum Requirements

Regardless of age, there is a minimum standard that each contestant (NSB, NBB, SR) must meet to be eligible to compete in the Stampede Rodeo.  Each contestant must have a membership with a rodeo association as noted above and provide proof of three qualified rides in a Canadian Professional Rodeo Association Rodeo or four qualified rides in at a recognized rodeo association.  Each contestant must have their own gear.

Important

Should there be a tie for the Championship in NSB, NBB or BSR after completion of the Final - tied contestants will be named Co-Champions.

Entries and payouts will be handled by the Calgary Stampede.

All entries will be made online: Monday, May 14 8:00am - 4:00 p.m. MDT (Novice and Steer Riding Only).

If more information is required call Barry McGrath 403.261.0363 or email bmcgrath@calgarystampede.com

NSB and NBB entry fee $60.00, BSR $30.00.

All entry fees will be paid by Calgary Stampede.