2021 Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge

Planning is currently underway for the 2021 Calgary Stampede.

We hope to be able to share more information shortly. Please check back soon.

Please note - we are continuing to work with various levels of government and health officials on specific safety measures to support the best and safest Stampede, and recognize the need for our planning to be flexible and adaptable. As such, current plans may be required to change as we draw closer to Stampede. 


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The Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge is a multi-faceted equestrian sporting event that showcases both horse and rider as they maneuver through a series of obstacles. Each obstacle demonstrates both their amazing horsemanship skills and incredible speed.

This is an invitational competition, limited to 10 elite riders who are selected to compete in the three go-round event.

*Sanctioned by the Craig Cameron Extreme Cowboy Association

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 16–18, 2021
Location: Nutrien Western Event Centre

Please visit the following page for more information regarding the Calgary Stampede's key messages in regards to COVID-19: Calgary Stampede FAQs

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate through these challenging times.


Please direct questions to Tammy Botsford, Programming Manager