2019 Calgary Stampede Novice Events & Steer Riding

The Calgary Stampede is proud to support the future of rodeo by showcasing young talent in the novice and junior rodeo events. This year we will be offering Novice Saddle Bronc, Novice Bareback and Junior Steer Riding as events during our regular afternoon rodeo. 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 5–12, 2019
Early Entry Date: May 22, 2019 8:00 AM
Entry Closing Date: May 23, 2019 4:00 PM

 

Schedule

Schedule:

Novice Saddle Bronc and Bareback Riding Go Rounds

  • Friday, July 5 @ 1:30pm & Saturday, July 6 @ 8:00am (slack performance)
  • Saturday, July 6 @ 8:00am (slack performance) & Saturday, July 6 @ 1:30pm
  • Sunday, July 7 @ 1:30pm & Monday, July 8 @ 1:30pm 
  • Tuesday, July 9 @ 1:30pm & Wednesday, July 10 @ 1:30pm
  • Finals: Thursday, July 11 @1:30pm

Junior Steer Riding Go Rounds

  • Saturday, July 6 @ 8:00 am (slack performance) – Tier II
  • Tier II Finals: Saturday, July 6 @ 1:30pm
  • Sunday, July 7@ 1:30 pm – Tier I
  • Monday, July 8 @ 1:30 pm – Tier I
  • Tuesday, July 9 @ 1:30 pm – Tier I
  • Wednesday, July 10 @ 1:30 pm – Tier I
  • Thursday, July 11 @ 1:30 pm  - Tier I
  • Tier I Finals: Friday, July 12 @ 1:30pm

Entry Fees

Entries and payouts will be handled by the Calgary Stampede.

To Enter Click Here: Entry link will be made available here on May 22. 

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.

Rules

Rules:

Novice Events: Saddle Bronc Riding

  1. There will be two Go-Rounds (back to back) July 5 - 10 (slack 8:00am July 6) and Finals - Top three (3) in each event, Thursday, July 11. A maximum of thirty will be accepted.
  2. Contestants will be drawn randomly.
  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, 2019 and under 21 years of age on December 31, 2018
  5. NSB & NBB Purse - $5,600 each - $500 held out for Finals.

Novice Events: Bareback Riding

  1. There will be two Go-Rounds (back to back) July 5 - 10 (slack 8:00am July 6) and Finals - Top three (3) in each event, Thursday, July 11. A maximum of thirty will be accepted.
  2. Contestants will be drawn randomly.
  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, 2019 and under 21 years of age on December 31, 2018
  5. NSB & NBB Purse - $5,600 each - $500 held out for Finals.

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 7 - 11 and Finals - Top six Friday, July 12.  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 6, 8:00am with the top six advancing to a Finals in the Saturday, July 6 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, 2019 and under 15 years of age on December 31, 2018.
  3. Helmets and protective vests are mandatory.

 

Minimum Requirements

Regardless of age, there is a minimum standard that each contestant (NSB, NBB, JSR) 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 Novice Saddle Bronc, Novice Bareback or Junior Steer Riding after completion of the Final, tied contestants will be named Co-Champions.

Entries and payouts will be handled by the Calgary Stampede. All payout cheques will be mailed. 

All entries will be made available online: Wednesday, May 22 at 8:00am MDT through Thursday, May 23 at 4:00 p.m. MDT (Novice and Steer Riding Only). 

Once entries are completed and vetted, all contestants over 16 years of age and a parent or guardian of contestants under 16 years of age will be required to sign off on the Calgary Stampede Novice Events & Junior Steer Riding Animal Care Code of Conduct.  

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

Novice Saddle Bronc and Novice Bareback entry fee $60.00, Junior Steer Riding $30.00.

All entry fees will be paid by Calgary Stampede.