100th Anniversary for the Handhills Stampede

There were 482 camp sites, not including the chuck wagon racers or the rodeo contestants who stayed at the rodeo grounds to watch events like saddle bronc and Dustin Flundra of Pincher Creek, Ab. during the 100th anniversary of the Hand Hills Stampede on June 3 – 5. ECA Review/D.Clark

During the grand entry of the Hand Hills Stampede was one of the only times during the weekend that there was no line-up out the door of the concession building for the rodeo’s famous pie.  ECA Review/D.Clark

Calgary Stampede Royalty, (left)  Princess Bailee Billinton of Calgary, Queen Maggie Shortt of Strathmore and Pincess Chelsey Jacobson of Drumheller were in attendance to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hand Hills Stampede on Sat., June 4.  ECA Review/D.Clark

The temperatures felt much hotter than they were at the 100th anniversary for the Hand Hills rodeo on  Sat., June 4.  Even this black lab felt the heat and attempted to cool off with a refreshment.  ECA Review/D.Clark

Dolline B. Good of Calgary (left) and Ken Morrow of Michichi (centre) along with an unknown male spectator were three of the 5000 in attendance during the three-day Hand Hills Stampede.  ECA Review/D.Clark

Steer wrestler, JD Hays of Rocky Mountain House, Ab., and hazer Ty Miller of Wainwright, Ab., were watched by spectators from coast to coast rodeo committee member, Day Lenfesty told the ECA Review during an phone interview the day after the rodeo.  Tickets were purchased from residents of B.C. and as far away as the province of Nova Scotia.  ECA Review/D.Clark

A bus load of tourists from Spain watched their first wild horse race during the Hand Hills Stampede on the weekend.   ECA Review/D.Clark

Face painting, cowboy attire for sale at the trade show and the four huge bouncy castles were just a few of the items on the Hand Hills Stampede’s list of entertainment for patrons over the course of the three-day event.  ECA Review/D.Clark

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