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. Held in the Nutrien Western Event Center, this event continues to be the highest viewed and biggest paying Extreme Cowboy Race in the World.

Our cowboys and cowgirls will be kicking off this lightning fast competition with the first round of Extreme Cowboy Racing starting Friday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. We jump into Round Two on Saturday, July 16, at 6:30 p.m. On the final Stampede Sunday, July 17, the gates will crack open at 6:30 p.m. for an exciting race-to the finish where it will be determined which Cowboy or Cowgirl will win it all in a riveting clean-slate final round.

This year’s event is an invitational competition, limited to 10 elite riders who have been selected to compete in the three go-round event.

Please visit our official photographers, ShowChampions for photos of the show.

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