International Youth Livestock Supreme Championship and Scholarships

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The Calgary Stampede and Olds Regional Exhibition have created an innovative partnership that has resulted in a fresh and exciting new direction for the popular International Youth Livestock Show. 

Under the partnership and with the support of Alberta 4-H and Alberta Junior Beef Breed Associations, a much larger, intense and integrated competition will take place at Olds Regional Exhibition from July 10 to 14, with the winners in several categories moving on to a Supreme Championship Final at the Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 16.  Over 250 competitors from across western Canada are expected to participate in this collaborative programming between Calgary Stampede and Olds Agricultural Society. 

Young enthusiasts demonstrate their stewardship skills in sheep, dairy cattle, light horse or beef species classes and will compete this year for $70,000 in scholarship money and prizes.  

“Agriculture and youth programs are fundamental to preserving and promoting western heritage and values,” says David Sibbald, Calgary Stampede board director, who has been very involved in the redevelopment of the program. “The Stampede takes a serious role in showcasing the agriculture industry.” 

*Note: You must be entered for Summer Synergy to be eligible for Calgary Stampede International Youth Livestock Scholarships.  

For more information visit the Olds Regional Exhibition:


Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 15–16, 2017
Move in Date: July 15, 2017 7:00 AM
Release Date: July 16, 2017 8:00 PM
Location: Ag Building

Animals advancing to the Supreme Championship from Summer Synergy will be able to move in on Saturday, July 15 starting at 7:00am. Stalls will be set up in advance for you. 


Summer Synergy

  • July 10-14, 2017 (Olds)

CS Supreme Champion Showcase

  • July 15-16, 2017 (Agriculture Building)

International Youth Scholarship Interviews

  • July 15, 2017 (TBD)

Awards Banquet & Scholarship Presentation

  • July 15, 2017 (Agriculture Building & Grandstand Stage)

CS Supreme Championship

  • July 16, 2017 (Agrium Western Event Centre) Supreme Championship to follow the Championship class of the Steer Classic.

Entry Fees

 **To be eligible for International Youth Livestock Scholarships you MUST enter Summer Synergy.  For more informaiton visit  





Special attention is called to the following:

1. Exhibitors are responsible to carry their own liability insurance (see Liability under General Rules).

2. Only exhibitors will be allowed to groom/prepare the entries participating in the show.

3. Exhibitors may be excused from competition before or during the 2017 program, or suspended from future involvement based on inappropriate behaviour as determined by the Calgary Stampede International Youth Livestock Committee and show officials.

4. No alcohol consumption whatsoever is permitted in the entire Agriculture zone, including the Agriculture Barns, Northern Lights Arena, and Agrium Western Events Centre, during the Supreme Showcase/Finals, International Youth Livestock Scholarships, and Junior Steer Classic programming.  Awareness and signage will clearly identify the no alcohol consumption rule.  Those who violate the rule will forfeit their scholarship and prize money.

5. If a parent or guardian is found violating the no alcohol consumption rule, it will result in their youth’s scholarship and prize money being forfeited.

6. All cattle stalled in the Supreme Championship display must have a neck tie on and secured when tied in their assigned stall between the hours of 6pm and 6am. Cattle found to be without a neck tie within the designated hours while in their assigned stall will result in forfeiture of all prize money and scholarships awarded to that entry. 

7. The Youth Livestock Committee reserves the right to decide on any point not covered by any of the regulations.


For more information, please contact: International Youth Livestock Program Coordinator 403.261.9159


An official accreditation pass will be needed by all those granted complimentary Park access for the 2017 Stampede and all future Stampedes. In addition to granting access to Stampede Park, the photo accreditation will indicate which restricted areas each person can enter based on individual requirements. Accreditation is year specific, and a new pass will be issued each year. The Agriculture Accreditation pass gives you access to the Grandstand Rush areas for the Rodeo, Chuckwagons, and Evening Show.  The pass must be purchased on the entry application for a fee of $35.00 (G.S.T. included). These badges are a privilege of the exhibitors, and will be limited. Exhibitors are responsible for lost or forgotten badges.


Jen Miller (Chair), Dave Gosling (Vice Chair), Brad Mason (Vice Chair), Roc Spence (Director Liaison), Brett Warder (Agriculture Manager), Robyn Kurbel (Agriculture Program Coordinator), Wendy Ashbacher, Tracy Gardner, Kim Haakenson, Maureen Marston, Justin McMillin, Annemarie Pedersen, Karin Schmid, Russell Sevcik, Rob Smith