Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning

CTCPA Sanctioned & USTPA Co-Sanctioned
 
Watch a race against the clock as the athleticism and skills of horse and rider square off against the herd instincts of cattle.  This fast paced event gives a team of three riders on horseback 60 seconds to separate three specifically identified cattle from a herd of 30, and get them into a 16’ x 24’ pen at the opposite end of the arena.  Teamwork is the key with all three riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen.  The Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Championships featuring teams vying for championship buckles in four different classes, each determined by the skill and experience of the competitors.  A qualifying event is held over two days in Okotoks, Alberta, with the top 20 teams in each class advancing to the Calgary Stampede Championships, held in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
 

 

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 5–9, 2017
Substitution Date: June 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Entry Closing Date: May 24, 2017 4:00 PM
Location: Offsite & Saddledome

Important Entry Information


Entries to be completed online at http://penning.ca/online_entry/teamentry.aspx
 
** All Rider/Team changes prior to 4:00 pm on May 24, to be done by contacting
Ron Vogel at ron@cesonline.ca.
  1. Entries received after Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. will NOT be accepted. This rule will be strictly enforced.

  2. Confirmations will be posted on this site at 4:00 p.m. Monday May 29, 2017.

  3. Payments will not be due at this time.  Separate invoices will be sent out to each competitor, and final payment will be due by 4:00 p.m.  Friday, June 23, 2017.

  4.  Team changes or deletions prior to 4:00 p.m. May 29, 2017 will be at a cost of $20.00 per change or deletion. This will appear on the invoice of the team member that has changed or deleted the team.

  5. The draw will be made at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017.  Riders and teams will be bound by their position in the draw.                                                               
  6. Changes to team members or substitutions after 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 will be at a charge of $100 per change. After 8:00 am on Friday, June 23, 2017 there will be no further changes permitted.
  7.  Final Payment will be due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017. If payment of all team members has not been completed at this time the team will be deleted from the draw. A $150.00 additional charge will apply on all NSF cheques.
  8. Each team must remain unique to all others in the competition and must adhere to the five (5) ride maximum per class rule.  Failure to do so will result in a disqualified ride.
  9. Please enter team members in alphabetical order by last name in the descriptive field.
  10. The decision of the Western Performance Horse Committee on substitutions is final.
 

Schedule

Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Qualifier

THE QUALIFIER WILL START AT 8:30 am SHARP on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Okotoks Agricultural Society (OAS), Okotoks Alberta.

This competition is based on a four go aggregate, with two runs held at OAS and the top twenty (20) teams in each class progressing to compete in the Scotiabank Saddledome for round three (3) with the top ten (10) teams then advancing to the final round.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - Okotoks Agricultural Society (OAS), Okotoks Alberta

Qualifier – Open Class and 10 Class First and Second Rounds
8:30 am – Open Class – Rounds one (1) and two (2)
10 Class – Rounds one (1) and two (2) immediately following the Open Class.
1:00 pm – Competitor Appreciation Lunch
 
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Okotoks Agricultural Society (OAS), Okotoks Alberta
 
Qualifier – 14 Class and 7 Class First and Second Rounds
8:30 am – 14 Class – Rounds one (1) and two (2)
7 Class – Rounds one (1) and two (2) immediately following the 14 Class
 

 Qualifying for round two (2) will be run as follows:

Number of Teams Competing in Class Number of Teams Advancing to the Second Round
Less than 100 teams

Half back up to a maximum of 50 teams will advance to the second round

101 – 160 teams

50 teams will advance to the second round

161 – 200 teams

60 teams will advance to the second round

201 – 240 teams

70 teams will advance to the second round

More than 240 teams

80 teams will advance to the second round

 

Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Championships

 
July 7 – 9, 2017: Third and Final Rounds – Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary Stampede
 
Round three (3) will consist of the top twenty (20) teams carried forward with aggregate scores from the qualifier in each class.  The Final Round will consist of the top ten (10) teams based on the aggregate score from the previous three rounds.
 
Friday, July 7, 2017 -     4:30 p.m.        -  14 Class - Round three  (3) and Final  
                                     5:30 p.m.        -  7 Class - Round three (3) and Final 
 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 -  5:30 p.m.    - Open Class – Round three (3) and Final
 
Sunday, July 9, 2017  - 5:30 p.m.    -10 Class – Round three (3) and Final
 
 
*Please note that all competition times are subject to change; any changes will be posted on this website.

 

 

 

There are four classes offered at the 2017 Calgary Stampede:  Open, 14, 10 and 7 Classes.

 

 

 

Entry Fees

There is a one-time initial entry fee per team. No additional fees will be charged to teams qualifying for round three.

Entry Fee:

Open Class $750
14 Class $675
10 Class $600
7 Class $600

Entry Information:

  1. Entries received after Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. will NOT be accepted. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  2. Confirmations will be posted on this site at 4:00 p.m. Monday May 29, 2017.
  3. Payments will not be due at this time.  Separate invoices will be sent out to each competitor, and final payment will be due by 4:00 p.m.  Friday, June 23, 2017.
  4. Team changes or deletions prior to 4:00 p.m. May 29, 2017 will be at a cost of $20.00 per change or deletion. This will appear on the invoice of the team member that has changed or deleted the team.
  5. The draw will be made at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017.  Riders and teams will be bound by their position in the draw.                                                             
  6. Changes to team members or substitutions after 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 will be at a charge of $100 per change. After 8:00 am on Friday, June 23, 2017 there will be no further changes permitted.
  7.  Final Payment will be due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017. If payment of all team members has not been completed at this time the team will be deleted from the draw. A $150.00 additional charge will apply on all NSF cheques.
  8. Each team must remain unique to all others in the competition and must adhere to the five (5) ride maximum per class rule.  Failure to do so will result in a disqualified ride.
  9. Please enter team members in alphabetical order by last name in the descriptive field.
  10. The decision of the Western Performance Horse Committee on substitutions is final.

 

Awards

The Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Championships pay out an estimated $200,000 in cash and awards over all four classes. Estimated payouts (based on projected entries of 430 teams overall) are set at an estimated payout of 73% for the 7 and 10 classes, 76% for the 14 class and 79% for the Open class (higher % payouts reflecting higher entry fees). Prizes and awards are determined by a four run aggregate.

$1,000 will be paid out to each of the four teams that lead the respective classes after the Qualifier.  

Trophy buckles will be awarded to each member of the Champion team in all classes, Reserve Champion team members will receive trophy blankets.

Team members will receive individual prize money payments by mail after the event is completed.

 

 

 

 

Rules

Rules:

1. Special attention is called to the following:

2. Each entrant can enter a maximum of five (5) times in each class.
3. Each team must change out one rider in a class.
4. The Team Coordinator and each team member must be declared at the time of  entry.
5. The completed entry form (including contact information for each rider) must be received in the Agriculture Entries Office by the listed dates.  Entries not complying with the requirements will be rejected.
6. Each team member must sign a waiver prior to entering the arena.
7. Waivers will be made available at the arena entry desk.  This waiver will apply to both the Qualifier event and the Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Semi Finals and Finals.
8. ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE.

9. If an entry is cancelled, all fees will be forfeited.
10. Should a qualified team choose not to advance in any round; the next best placing team will be offered the opportunity to proceed.  For those competitors coming from the US, please take the time to familiarize yourself with the Canadian Team Cattle Penning Association Rules.
11. There will be zero tolerance of any inhumane treatment of horses/cattle while in the show arena or on the competition grounds.  Any such action will be cause for disqualification and forfeiture of any prize monies earned.  Inhumane treatment includes, but is not limited to: excessive jerking, pulling, kicking, slapping or whipping.
12. The Western Performance Horse committee reserves the right to alter the above rules, number of cross-entries, entry deadlines, payouts etc.  Any such changes will be posted on this website.
13. No person or organization may distribute flyers, post billings, display logos or provide information of any kind at any Calgary Stampede event which promotes organizations, associations or companies which are not affiliated with the Calgary Stampede or its corporate partners without the prior written permission of the Calgary Stampede.  Such information may be destroyed without prior notice.
 
RATINGS:
  1. All entrants must hold a valid 2017 membership with either the USTPA or CTCPA.
  2. Any entrant who is not rated by the USTPA or CTCPA in 2017 must contact Tammy Evans (403)931-2795, in advance to receive their CTCPA rating (no added cost).
  3. Any penner rated by the CTCPA for 2017 will be required to use that rating.
  4. Any USTPA penner with a 2016 rating of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 will be required to move their rating up one number to match the CTCPA (i.e. a USTPA rating 2 is the same as a CTCPA 3 rating). For more information please contact Tammy Evans at: (403) 931-2795.
 
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Judges

Judge:

TBA

Line Officials:

TBA

 

Judging Criteria

CTCPA Rules

A 60 second time limit will apply for all classes. 

"Once a cut off time has been established, the announcer will let each team know when the time has been exceeded. We encourage all teams to save time and cattle by tipping their hats."

General

OAS Arrival and Parking Information

For directions to the Okotoks Agricultural Society, please follow the link.  Parking is readily available, as well as overnight and RV parking and stalling facilities.  For more information on accommodations and stabling options, follow the links at the end of this section.
 
 
 

Stampede Park Arrival Information

**Please note: entry to Stampede Park has changed.  You must enter lot C from the North Saddledome Parkade entrance. Competitors will be parked in the Scotiabank Saddledome Lot C, as per previous years.  Please follow the instructions of the parking attendants.

 

 

 

Parking Information

Daily parking passes for the Scotiabank Saddledome Parking Lot C will be provided to competitors (one per team entered). There is no overnight parking or stalling on Stampede Park.  Competitors are asked not to arrive any more than three hours before the posted event start time.

All trailers must vacate Lot C prior to 8:00 p.m.

** Please note: Only one parking pass will be issued for each team that has qualified for the Championships at Stampede Park.

 

 

 

Stampede Entry

An official photo accreditation badge will be required by all competitors to access Stampede Park for the 2017 Calgary Stampede.  A new accreditation must be issued each year.  In addition to granting you access to Stampede Park, the Agriculture Accreditation badge gives you access to the Grandstand Rush areas for the Rodeo, Chuckwagons, and Evening Show.  The badge must be purchased on the entry form 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.

 
 
 
Transportation of Animals
Health Requirements – Importation of Animals from the United States (General):
Please refer to the CFIA website for the most up to date information on import/export regulations.
For information regarding transporting horses in Alberta please see:
Transporting Horses in Alberta
Alberta Livestock Transportation Documents
If you require clarification or you have concerns about the previous information, please contact Agriculture Administration at (403) 261-0313.
 
For information on Calgary please click here. For accommodation information for surrounding areas please click here. For campground information around Calgary please click here.
 
For Stalling Information please click here
**Please note there is no overnight stalling on Stampede Park
 
American Port of Entry – Sweetgrass, Montana (406) 335-2142 www.cbp.gov
Canadian Port of Entry – Coutts, Alberta (403) 344-3808 – www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca
Documents for complete information see Health Requirements.

 

Committee

The Team Cattle Penning Championships will be conducted by the Calgary Stampede Western Performance Horse Committee.

All disputes will be dealt with by the Calgary Stampede Western Performance Horse Committee and their decision in all matters shall be final.