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Fun Country Riders gymkhana dampened by rain

The Fun Country Riders held a well-attended show and gymkhana on Aug. 8 at the Strathmore Rodeo grounds.
Pre-season jamboree attracts hundreds

Pre-season jamboree attracts hundreds

Hundreds of minor football players from across the Calgary region came together for a large-scale exhibition tournament at Shouldice Park, Aug. 14.

Thunder hire new coach with junior experience

The Airdrie Thunder will have a new look behind the bench this season.

Airdrie Storm busy preparing for new football season

The Airdrie Storm will start its sixth season with the Calgary and Area Minor Football league with a goal of making it back to the provincial finals.
Local youth attending dressage championship

Local youth attending dressage championship

A local horse enthusiast is heading to Kelowna to compete in the 2010 National Pony Club Dressage Championships, Aug. 13-15.
Brooks busts bull and wins Irricana Bullnanza

Brooks busts bull and wins Irricana Bullnanza

Nanton’s Beau Brooks beat out 29 other bull riders to win Irricana’s Bullnanza and took home more than $5,200 in prize money, Aug 7. Brooks was second in the first Go-Round with a score of 85.5, first in the finals with an 86.
Brooks busts bull, wins Irricana rodeo

Brooks busts bull, wins Irricana rodeo

Nanton’s Beau Brooks beat out 29 other bull riders to win Irricana’s rodeo and took home more than $5,200 in prize money, Aug 7. Brooks was second in the first Go-Round with a score of 85.5, first in the finals with an 86.

Cochrane, Springbank girls rein in gold from Kentucky

Alberta’s youth reining champions have added an international accolade to their resume, after claiming the gold medal at the North American Junior and Young Riders Championship in Kentucky late last month.

Local teen wins barrel racing series

A local girl is this year’s 2D Youth Champion at the Irvine Tack & Trailers Barrel Racing Series in Crossfield. Angela Cambruzzi, 16, won the championship with her 11-year-old quarter horse Annie in a time of 19.0 seconds.
Cochrane women look to make nationals

Cochrane women look to make nationals

Two Cochrane women are among the 35 players from across the country vying for 22 spots on the Canadian national women’s under-18 hockey team. Katy Josephs and Amy Helfrich are in Toronto for the camp, which runs from Aug.