Hats off to Red Deer for hosting such a successful Canadian Finals Rodeo! Each night rodeo fans were treated to exciting performances from Canada's finest rodeo athletes paired up with equally outstanding rodeo stock.
Before the CFR even began, Miss Rodeo Canada contestants arrived early in Red Deer to begin their competition, consisting of Horsemanship, Public Speaking (prepared, impromptu & extemporaneous), Written Rodeo & Equine Exam, Personal Interview and Modelling. On the final day of the competition, MRC contestants participated in a sold-out fashion show and luncheon hosted by the Ladies of Canadian Professional Rodeo. Models showcased the latest fashions from Lammles and Roper with accessories provided by Audi Roy of Classic Rodeo Boutique. Not only were guests treated to an enjoyable afternoon surrounded by friends, but they were also part of a successful event that raises funds for the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team and the CPRA Cowboy Benefit Fund. We were honoured to be involved in this luncheon, which over the years, has generated over $300,000 for two such worthy causes that support our athletes.
On Friday November 2nd, down in the dirt during the CFR performance, Jaden Holle was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada 2019 (for full results go to www.missrodeocanada.ca) Congratulations to Jaden!
When the dust settled on Championship Sunday, 13 new champions emerged.
Congratulations to the following:
Richmond Champion - Bareback
Clay Elliot - Saddle Bronc
Wacey Finkbeiner - Bull Riding
Shane Hanchey - Tie Down Roping
Scott Guenthner - Steer Wrestling
Callahan Crossley - Ladies Barrel Racing
Jeremy Buhler - Team Roping Heeling
Levi Simpson - Team Roping Header
Mason Helmeczi - Novice Bareback
Cooper Thatcher - Novice Saddle Bronc
Tristen Manning - Steer Riding
Jacob Gardner - All Around
Riley Warren - High Point
Even though our 2019 rodeo season has already begun, 6 Canadians will be wrapping up their 2018 Season at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Best of luck to Orin Larsen, Zeke Thurston, Clay Elliott, Scott Guenthner, Curtis Cassidy and Carman Pozzobon from all of us who will be proudly cheering and waving our Canadian flags as you compete in Las Vegas! Go Canada!
Miss Rodeo Canada 2018