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Calgary Stampede Champions 2019

15 Jul

CALEB SMIDT / 2019 Tie Down Champion
Bellville, Texas

 

RUSTY WRIGHT / 2019 Saddle Bronc Champion
Milford, Utah

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TANNER AUS / 2019 Stampede Bareback Champion
Dublin, Texas

KYLE IRWIN / 2019 Stampede Steer Wrestling Champion
Robertsdale, Alabama

LISA LOCKHART / 2019 Stampede Barrel Racing Champion
Oelrichs, South Dakota

SAGE STEELE KIMZEY  / 2019 Stampede Bull Riding Champion
Strong City, Ok

LOGAN GORST / 2019 Stampede Chuckwagon Champion
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan


Calgary Stampede Champions 2018 – Texans Riding High !!!

15 Jul

 

2018 Stampede Tie-Down Roping
Champion Tuf Cooper
Weatherford, Texas

     

2018 Saddle Bronc
Champion Ryder Wright
Milford, Utah

2018 Stampede Bareback
Champion Richie Champion
Dublin, Texas

2018 Stampede Steer Wrestling
Champion Matt Reeves
Cross Plains, Texas

2018 STAMPEDE BARREL RACING
CHAMPION HAILEY KINSEL
Cotulla, Texas

2018 Stampede Bull Riding
Champion Marco Gloria
Brazil/Edmonton, Alberta

Calgary Stampede – Western Showcase 2018 / Part 2

14 Jul

       

Élise Genest

http://www.elise-genest.com

elisegenest.com@live.ca

“Elise Genest is a Canadian painter and photographer from the Québec City area whose work is entirely devoted to horses …”

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What can you say about this Art?? It’s magnificent. 

Calgary Stampede – Western Showcase 2018 / Part 1

14 Jul

       

Rose and I go to the Calgary Stampede every year just to look at the Western Art – which is spectacular. This year it is particularly superb. So much so that I thought I’d try to profile a few Artists and taste of their work. I can’t show everything of course, but I think you’ll be impressed by what you see.

In no particular order:

I also apologize to the Artists if my rendering here diminishes their work in any way.

Shannon Ford 

http://www.ShannonFord.ca

Shannon Ford, Bachelor of Fine Art (ACAD) / Brief Biography – 2014 / Artist Info:

“A natural born artist and an animal lover since childhood, Shannon Ford was born in Regina Saskatchewan, totally enchanted by the natural world.  She was raised on a farm west of Calgary where she grew up loving Art and knowing horses, cattle and wildlife.

Shannon paints in both her Studios in Alberta, and in BC where she and her sweetheart Denis breed Mangalarga Marchador horses …

Shannon creates in a wide range of topic matter and media, but I confess I love her Western paintings the best.
Marvelous work Shannon!

Into a Canter on a Young Horse available through Gainsborough Galleries, Calgary, Alberta

Mystiques Shariff of the Fairview Arabian Stud, 84 X 72, Acrylic on Canvas with Diamond Dust,
Pipestone, Rainbow Moonstone Cabochons, Mother of Pearl, Available at The Lloyd Gallery

Collected Painting: Gorgeous Grizzly
60 X 40 D. A/C with Azurite, Tanzanite, Sapphires, Peridot, Pipestone

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Darcy Presiloski / Calgary Western Artist

dpresiloski@shaw.ca
www.dpresiloski.com

“Darcy was born in Alberta, Canada and spent her early childhood on a farm west of Granum in southern Alberta.

With Darcy’s farm background it is not surprising that her primary focus is western art. She finds inspiration at brandings, cattle drives, rodeos and sometimes in a field at the side of the highway. She sees the animals, everyday activities and gear of the working cowboy as unique and feels there is a story in every painting …”

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ENOUGH ROPE
Oil on Linen

WOOLY BULLY
Oil on Linen

PAINT
Oil on Linen

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Wonderful work Darcy. I particularly like your rendering of the saddle and gear!

Andrew Kiss / Award Winning Nature Artist

http://www.kissfineart.com

Famed for his magnificent landscapes, Andrew also renders spectacular images of flowers.

MORRAINE SUNSET
40 X 60
Oil on canvas

HOLLYHOCK II
Original Oil on Canvas

SHADED STREAM
Giclee on Canvas

Just Beautiful

A few more on the way … 

The 2016 Calgary Stampede – truly the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”!

18 Jul


even cowgirls get the blues / Emmylou harris

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In a world full of recent horror and heartache, it really is a joy to report some GOOD News. (There really is much more Good News than Bad News in this world – but you’d never know it by watching our Mass Media).

I always post a small blurb on our local Calgary Stampede, but I’m gonna tell ya, this year it was Truly Amazing – Spectacular – full of stories that could easily be made into Movies – they are so worthy. But could just as easily have been a disaster because our Economy is not good here right now – and it rained every day. Every Day! YET … in the midst of all this downturn and downpour the Performers and Organizers rose to magnificent heights to truly make this the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”.

BRAVO to all !!

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It never rains on our Parade.

Calgary Stampede Marshalls 2016 Paul Brandt and Jan Arden 2

Things started out on a sweet note with Canadian music Stars Paul Brandt and Jan Arden as 2016 Calgary Stampede Marshalls.

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It didn’t rain ALL the time …

Calgary Stampede Midway 2016

… but when it did … it could be dismal.

Calgary Stampede rain 2016

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But ‘Cowboy (and Cowgirl) Tough’ isn’t just an expression –
it’s a fact – and a Way of Life.

 Amazing Stuff !!

Stampede 2016 Day 10 Finals

Steven Peebles (Redmond Oregon) has broken his back – twice – among other injuries,
but wins the Bareback Bronc Riding Championship !

Stampede 2016 Steven Peebles

67-year-old Mary Burger (Oklahoma) wins the Barrel Racing Championship !

Stampede 2016 Mary Burger

After competing in the Calgary Stampede Chuck Wagon Races for 25 years !!
Kirk Sutherland (Alberta) wins the 2016 Chuck Wagon Championship !

Stampede 2016 Kirk Sutherland and Crew

I’m sure there were plenty of other amazing stories
– but those are ones that caught my attention.

Shane Hanchey (Louisiana) lassoes the 2016 Calf Roping Championship

Stampede 2016 Shane Hanchey

Zeke Thurston (Alberta) wins the 2016 Saddle Bronc Championship

Calgary Stampede 2016 Zeke Thurston

19-year-old Cody Teel (Texas) wins the 2016 Bull Riding Championship !

Stampede 2016 Cody Teel

Seth Brockman (Wyoming) takes the 2016 Bull Dogging Championship !

Stampede 2016 Seth Brockman

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A great Stampede ! Congratulations to the Organizers and Contestants.

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Calglary Stampede 2015 …

13 Jul

The Winners … Texans and Albertans cash in …

Calgary Stampede 2015 buckle

Calgary Stampede 2015 view

2015 Bareback Champ

Clint Laye from Cadogan, Alberta.

Clint Laye Bareback Champ

Clint Laye Bareback Champ 2

Clint Laye Bareback Champ 3

Clint Laye Bareback Champ 4

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2015 Bull Riding Champ

Sage Kimzey of Strong City, Oklahoma.

Bull Riding Sage Kimzey

Bull Riding Sage Kimzey 2

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2015 Saddle Bronc Champ

Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alberta

Saddle Bronc Zeke Thurston

Saddle Bronc Zeke Thurston 2

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2015 Barrel Racing Champ

Lisa Lockhart  from Oelrichs, South Dakota.

Barrel Racing

Barrel Racing Lisa Lockhart  from Oelrichs, South Dakota.

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2015 Steer Wrestling Champ

Trevor Knowles from Mt. Vernon, Oregon.
Has won the Steer Wrestling 4 times.
Trevor Knowles from Mt. Vernon, Oregon.
Trevor Knowles from Mt. Vernon, Oregon. 2
Trevor Knowles from Mt. Vernon, Oregon. 3
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2015 Calf Roping Champ

Timber Moore from Aubrey, Texas.

Timber Moore Calf Roping Champ

Timber Moore Calf Roping Champ 2

Timber Moore Calf Roping Champ 3

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Novice Bronc Riders Take Trophies

Novice Riders

Photo by Mike Copeman

Hometown favorite Connor Hamilton rode his way to the novice bareback riding bronze at the Stampede, after making an 80 point ride Saturday, to go along with the 75.5 from earlier in the Stampede. The former Junior A hockey player only took up rodeo recently, so it was quite an accomplishment to take the title at his first Stampede. Lane Cust of Ardmore claimed the novice saddle bronc honors in his third Stampede appearance, after making a stellar 82 point on his first horse, and then adding in a 77.5 in the Finals.

Story by Dianne Finstad

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2015 Chuckwagon Race Champ

Kurt Bensmiller wins back to back Championship

Chuckwagon Champ

Kurt Bensmiller (Tsuu T’ina Nation)

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Calgary Stampede 2015 midway

Stevie Wonder

2014 Calgary Stampede: Payday

14 Jul

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Morgan Grant

Morgan Grant / Calf Roping

Kaycee Field - Bareback

Kaycee Field / Bareback

Trevor Knowles

Trevor Knowles / Steer Wrestling

Dustin Flundra

Dustin Flundra / Saddle Bronc

Kaley Bass - Barrel Racing

Kaley Bass / Barrel Racing

Scott Schiffner - Bull Riding

Scott Schiffner / Bull Riding


Kurt Bensmiller

Kurt Bensmiller / Chuckwagon Races

Kurt Bensmiller

Kurt Bensmiller Chucks_______________________________________________________________

Clayton Moore

Who was that masked man anyway ??

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