2019 Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show

133 YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG

THE CALGARY STAMPEDE HEAVY HORSE SHOW IS BACK FOR SEVEN MAGNIFICENT DAYS IN JULY!

The majestic heavy horses have been showing at the Calgary Stampede since the inception of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth in the late 1800’s (1886).  Not only is it the longest running, uninterrupted agricultural competition on Park, it is also the oldest heavy horse show in North America.

The major highlight of our show is the World Champion Six-Horse Hitch class on the evening of Tuesday, July 9, where teams from across North America converge in Calgary to compete for the coveted title. Pulling immaculately styled freight wagons, these impressive horses weighing around one-ton apiece, demand attention in their sparkling patent leather harnesses and gleaming chrome.  The finale sees the final hitches move in time to the accompaniment of members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, adding even more class and elegance to an already stellar event.

2019 also marks another special milestone as the 20th Anniversary of a wonderful partnership between the Calgary Stampede’s Heavy Horse Show and members of the prestigious Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.


*Please note, we are currently working on the arena schedule for 2019 and the show premium will be available soon.

Entries open April 15, 2019

Entries close May 31, 2019

Substitutions close June 24, 2019

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 4–10, 2019
Move in Date: July 3, 2019 7:00 AM
Release Date: July 10, 2019 10:00 PM
Early Entry Date: April 15, 2019 8:00 AM
Entry Closing Date: May 31, 2019 4:00 PM
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre and Northern Lights Arena

Entry Fees

All entries must be completed online and submitted through our online system. Entries will NOT be accepted over the phone, by email or by fax. If you require assistance with online entries please contact our entries office at 403-261-0336 or agriculture@calgarystampede.com and we will be happy to assist you!

 

Please click on the following link to enter: Link will be made available on April 15

Committee

Horse Show Committee ~ Jess Debnam (Chair), Bob Park (Director Liaison), Melissa McKay (Competitions Manager)

Heavy Horse Show Sub-Committee

Brian Coleman (Chair), Todd Shannon (1st Vice Chair),  David Bailey, Kathleen Bailey, Dwight Ferguson, Erin Feldkamp, Glenna Ferguson, Kayce Ferguson, Lorne Hammer, Elliot Hawke, Sylvia Hunter, Laurie Irving, Darwin Krebs, Elise Lucas, John McGruther, Glenn Mryglod, Bruce Roy, Peggy Royle, Donna Sargeant, Courtney Stephenson, Ken Watts, Jamie Westlund, Tammy Botsford (Agriculture & Western Events Programming Manager)