TENTATIVE 2024 Schedule

  • July 11th, 2024

  • July 12th, 2024

  • July 14th, 2024


The Calgary Stampede Cowboy Up Challenge is a multi-faceted, speed-oriented western equestrian sporting event that showcases a rider with their horse maneuvering together through a series of skill-testing obstacles. Each test on the course demonstrates the incredible horsemanship skills of the riders and the high level of partnership and trust held between horse and rider as they conquer each obstacle. Held in the Nutrien Western Event Center, this event continues to be the highest viewed and highest 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 Thursday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. We jump into Round Two on Friday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. On the final Stampede Sunday, July 14, the gates will crack open at 6:30 p.m. for the exciting race-to-the-finish where it will be determined which cowgirl or cowboy will win the ultimate title of Cowboy Up Challenge Champion in a riveting clean-slate final round.

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

*Sanctioned by the Extreme Cowboy Association

Event Runs: July 11 - July 14, 2024

Nutrien Western Event Centre

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