Calgary – Canada’s largest annual team cattle penning competition takes place this weekend in the Agrium Western Event Centre at Stampede Park. The Canadian Team Cattle Penning National Finals are open to the public, with free admission, from eight a.m. to 10 p.m. October 7 – 10.
382 competitors are travelling to Calgary from across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, BC, Montana and Oregon. They will be vying for nearly half a million in payouts throughout the long weekend.
For those unfamiliar with penning, the object of the sport is for three team members on horseback to collect three head of cattle with the same numbers on them from a herd of thirty animals. The team then attempts to put its three head of cattle into a small pen at the other end of the arena. All this must be done in 90 seconds or less – but preferably much less!
More information and a schedule of events can be found at canadianpenning.com
About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
See more at calgarystampede.com