2019 North American Sheep Shearing Challenge

It’s a contest of the quick and the clean.  Two shearers side by side -- who can shear sheep in the best time, but more importantly, with the most skill! Champions and challengers alike -- sharpen up your gear and come win your share of Canada’s richest shearing purse!

Experienced shearers from around the world compete in the Open Class.  Less experienced shearers are invited to enter the Intermediate Class.  Every shearer wins money in each go-round, in our unique head-to-head duel format.  This is a timed and judged event, based on international shearing rules and emphasizing the Calgary Stampede’s commitment to safe animal handling practices.  

We are currently working on the arena schedule for 2019, show dates will be available soon. Please check back in the new year for more competition information and entry forms. 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 5–14, 2019
Location: Ag Building/ Pavillion