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TOP RIDERS ON THE CANADIAN RODEO CIRCUIT NOW CONFIRMED

TO COMPETE AT VALLEY WEST STAMPEDE

“WHO TO WATCH FOR” THIS LONG WEEKEND IN LANGLEY

Langley, B.C. (September 2, 2022): The riders who currently top the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association’s (CPRA) standings will compete at the Valley West Stampede (VWS) this weekend at the Langley Riders Society rodeo arena.

The draw for this weekend has been posted on the CPRA website. Riders from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and even Australia will compete in four events at the Stampede starting at 2:00 P.M. each day Saturday, Sunday and Labour Day Monday.

SADDLE BRONC

  • Logan Hay of Wildwood, Alberta, tops the national standings in saddle bronc and will compete Labour Day Monday at VWS.
  • Number two in the standings is Layton Green of Meeting Creek Alberta, who appears opening day Saturday.
  • Third in the Canadian standings is Kole Ashbacher of Arrowwood, Alberta (rides Sunday), fourth is Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alberta (Saturday), and fifth is Kolby Wanchuk of Sherwood Park, Alberta (Saturday).
  • Also competing are number seven Jake Watson of Hudson’s Hope, B.C. (Saturday) and number nine-ranked Lachlan Miller from Warwick, Australia (Sunday).

BAREBACK

  • Cole Goodine of Carbon, Alberta (Monday) tops the national standings in bareback, followed closely by Ty Taypotat of Nanton, Alberta (Saturday).
  • Number three in the standings is Caleb Bennett of Corvallis, Montana, who appears Sunday.
  • Number four-ranked Clint Laye of Cadogan, Alberta rides Monday.

BULL RIDING

  • Jared Parsonage of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan (Sunday) is far and away the nation’s number one rider in this category.
  • His nearest challengers are Lonnie West of Cadogan, Alberta (Monday) and Jordan Hansen of Amisk, Alberta (Sunday).
  • Also competing at VWS on Saturday is sixth-ranked Edgar Durazo from Moctezuma, Mexico and number seven Jacob Gardner of Fort St. John (Sunday).

LADIES BARREL RACING

  • Bayleigh Choate of Fort Worth, Texas (Sunday) tops the national standings in this event and will be hard to catch.
  • Taylor Manning of Yellowhead County, Alberta (Monday) and Shelby Spielman of Ponoka, Alberta (Sunday) are in a dead heat for second and third; followed closely by Justine Elliott of Lacombe, Alberta (Monday), and number five Lane Wills of Pouce Coupe, B.C. (Sunday).

(All above information on competitors sourced from CPRA at http://www.rodeocanada.com)

General admission for the Valley West Stampede is $25 for adults, and $10 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available online from the stampede’s own website https://valleywest.ventures or showpass.com/langley-rodeo

About Valley West Stampede          

The newly incorporated Valley West Stampede Ltd. was created expressly to organize and operate the Valley West Stampede event in Langley, British Columbia with bare back riding, ladies barrel racing

saddle bronc, bull riding and Mutton busting for kids. The company is led by President Sheila Hicks and Vice-President James Delorme along with a supportive board of directors who have a combined 60 years of rodeo and animal knowledge and expertise. Visit https://valleywest.ventures.

About Langley Riders Society

The Langley Riders Society started in 1965 and is a non-profit organization located in Langley, British Columbia. The society is a family club operated by and with volunteers who provide an opportunity for people of all ages to get together to share their mutual interest in horses. The Society provides a fun, learning, practice environment in which both children and adults get together to participate in several multi-disciplinary riding events and shows. Visit langleyriders.com.

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