WATCH: Cutting Horse competitors from across western North America descended on to the Calgary Stampede grounds for the better part of five days and showed why they're the best of the best at the 2018 Cutting Horse Futurity.
Youth soaking up skills and new friendships being gained at Calgary Stampede 4-H Rodeo on Stampede grounds.
Doris Heintz and her son Rock from the Extreme Cowboy Association talk about their involvement at the Calgary Stampede. The 83-year-old Doris has been riding horses since before she was born.
In 1967, Bill and Wayne Lucas from Claresholm, Alberta and Allan Gordeyko of Willow Way Farms from Ohaton, Alberta brought their first draft horses to the Calgary Stampede. A lot has changed since then, but the Lucas family and Gordeyko's are still here along with many others that have deep family roots.
It's music to the ears of the horses, drivers and crowds. The Calgary Stampede's Heavy Horse Show puts its best hoof forward combining the majestic horses and the sweet melodies of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.