July 2013 - Calgary Alberta
We decided to make a flying visit to Calgary to visit friends and to attend the Calgary Stampede. What fun this was even though we got the rainiest day. It absolutely poured when we arrived so much so that as we were taking shelter we were debating whether we would go to the Rodeo for which we already had out tickets. We decided to go to Nashville North for a beer and a burger and listen to the entertainment for a while to see if the rain would let up. Nashville North is a tent so we still had puddles to content with as the rain flowing in rivulets.
You can read the Stampede's blog here.
The rain abated and we decided to go to the Rodeo. Events had been delayed due to the event. Even though it had poured the stands were full as the opening ceremonies begain.
You can tell we were in for more rain!
And then the action begins. This was our first ever rodeo so it was a very interesting experience.
The Calgary Stampede Rodeo is the world’s richest tournament-style rodeo, featuring over $2 million in prize money. Contestants are divided into two pools. The top four money winners in each pool advance to Showdown Sunday. The remaining six competitors in each pool compete on Wild Card Saturday. The top two in each event advance to Showdown Sunday – Rodeo’s Richest Afternoon with over $1 million to be given away. It all leads up to a one shot, go-for-broke performance with winners taking home the Calgary Stampede Championship and $100,000.
Fabulous photos! I've always wanted to go to the Calgary Stampede. Thanks for posting.ReplyDelete
Some great photos of the horses, and you have really captured the atmosphere.ReplyDelete
Are you sure you were in Calgary and not my Texas?! LOLReplyDelete
Here's my Snapshot Saturday!
It looks like quite a spectacle, despite the rain.My snapshot is at http://goo.gl/LUiDPReplyDelete
Wow! I am always amazed at the power the horses and bulls have ... those guys must have such strong arms to one hand it with those reins ... you got some great shots, but oh shoot, alllll that rain!ReplyDelete
Looks like a fabulous time, although the sky in that one photo is definitely threatening. Here's MineReplyDelete
Things are a little more swank than in the old days, aren't they?ReplyDelete
That sky and all that rain ---unbelievable. Fun pics.ReplyDelete
Looks like a lot of fun.
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