Pro Rodeo Canada
February 24, 2014
For immediate release
THREE NEW EVENTS ON CPRA ROSTER
The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association is excited to announce that three new events will be added to the 2014 Canadian pro rodeo schedule. Bullriders will have two new stops in March and April while all contestants get another opportunity at Dawson Creek during the season.
The Chad Besplug Invitational Bull Riding will now be the first event of the season. It will take place at the Claresholm Agriplex on Saturday, March 8th at 7 pm. Thirty-five bullriders will compete with Big Stone Rodeo Co. bringing together some of the best bulls in the country for the one-night event.
“Being the first event of the season, everybody will be healthy and excited to get going,” says Besplug. “It’ll be an intimate setting indoors with a lot of energy from the first bull bucked.”
The second event that will be added to the Pro Rodeo Canada calendar takes place in Vermilion on Saturday, April 5th at 7 pm. It will instantly become one of the richest bull ridings in the CPRA with $20,000 added.
“We’ve got tremendous support from our community and the local Ag Society,” says Lee MacMillan, Lakeland College Equine and Rodeo Operations Manager. “We’ve had some kind of bull riding here for close to twenty years.”
Running during the weekend in conjunction with the event will be a bull riding school with the Johansen Brothers and two-time Canadian champion, Scott Schiffner providing the instruction and a bullfighting school with Scott Byrne and Curtis Smythe.
The third new addition to the schedule is a spring rodeo in Dawson Creek, BC on Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th. Action will begin at 7 pm each night at the EnCana Events Centre along Highway 2. It will feature 24 contestants in each of the seven rodeo events, all selected based on the 2013 Canadian and world standings.
For more information,
Pro Rodeo Canada
Phone: (403) 945-0903