Calgary (Rural Roots Canada) — Youth from across western Canada will be down on the Stampede grounds on September 28 and 29 learning skills associated with the different rodeo events.

The Calgary Stampede’s annual 4-H rodeo will be taking place in the Nutrien Western Events Centre.

Committee member and past participant Channel Pagenkopf says it’s a great weekend and a great environment to come out learn new skills and meet a lot of great people.

“For me, my first year I didn’t know what to expect,” Pagenkopf said.

“Go out there, try something new, it’s super fun, you meet so many great people who are always wanting to help you learn.”

She says there is a sense of community.

“The community there is phenomenal I found the rodeo community was super welcoming for us, I met so many life long friends there and learned so much.”

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The two-day event features clinics on the first day, where participants can sign up for certain sessions and the second day there is a competition where you can apply what you learn.

Events include:

    • Junior, Intermediate & Senior Barrel Racing
    • Junior, Intermediate & Senior Pole Bending
    • Junior, Intermediate & Senior Goat Tying
    • Junior Roping
    • Intermediate & Senior Breakaway Roping
    • Intermediate & Senior Cow Riding
    • Intermediate & Senior Steer Daubing

Pagenkopf says they always receive a lot of great feedback from the participants.

“We had a lot of fun, we learned a lot, we tried something that we wouldn’t necessarily try in the average 4-H year.”

Pagenkopf says it’s all about taking the jump and learning new things.

It is open to all Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Montana 4-H members in good standing.

For more information and to register click here.

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