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 20’ 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 three days off Park, with the top 20 teams in each class advancing to the Calgary Stampede Championships, held in the Nutrien Western Event Center.
Proudly presented by the Calgary Stampede Western Performance Horse Committee.
Entries open May 6, 2022
To submit your entry please visit: Penning Entries Online
Entries close 4 pm (mst) on May 30, 2022.
Open Class $750
14 Class $675
10 Class $600
7 Class $600
Once you have submitted your entry, please complete and return the payment including exhibitor agreement to the Agriculture Entries Office at email@example.com or by fax 403-410-4549. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE AN INVOICE FROM US BY JUNE 3, PLEASE CONTACT US.
Entries received after May 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. will NOT be accepted. This rule will be strictly enforced.
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. June 10, 2022.
Individual invoices will be emailed out to each entrant by Friday June 3, 2022. If you do not receive an invoice please contact the entries office at 403-261-0336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment must be received by 4:00 pm MST on Friday June 10, 2022 to the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Entries Office. If payment is not received by this time, entrant will be charged a $200.00 late fee per exhibitor payment that is late. If entries are not paid in full by Friday June 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm MST, your teams will be deleted immediately with late fee still owing. All teammates will be notified of the deletion.
Confirmations of entries will be posted on this site by 4:00 p.m. Wednesday June 1, 2022.
Team changes or deletions prior to 4:00 p.m. May 30, 2022 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.
Changes to team members or substitutions after 4:00 p.m. May 30, 2022 will be at a charge of $100 per change. After 8:00 a.m. on Friday June 10, 2022 there will be no further changes permitted.
If an entry is cancelled, all fees will be forfeited.
The draw will be made at 5:00 p.m. Friday June 24, 2022 Riders and teams will be bound by their position in the draw.
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.
Please enter team members in alphabetical order by last name in the descriptive field.
The decision by the Western Performance Horse Committee is final.
All entrants must hold a valid 2022 membership with either the CTCPA or USTPA.
All ratings will be determined by the CTCPA. For riders from the USTPA, the CTCPA will work with the USTPA to determine an equivalent rating for purposes of riding in a CTCPA sanctioned show.
All questions or concerns relating to ratings should be directed to the CTCPA. Contact CTCPA email at: email@example.com.
Stampede Park Arrival Information
You must enter Parking Lot C from the North Saddledome Parkade entrance at Gate 5A. Competitors will be parked in the Scotiabank Saddledome Lot C. Please follow the instructions of the parking attendants.
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 1 hour after competition is complete.
** Please note: Only one parking pass will be issued for each team that has qualified for the Championships at Stampede Park.
2022 Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Qualifier Schedule
July 11, 12, 13 - Silver Slate Arena – Qualifier Rounds - more details to come. Updates and times will be posted here.
Calgary Stampede Team Cattle Penning Championship Rounds Schedule
July 14-17, 2022, 4 p.m. each day - Third and Final Rounds –Nutrien Western Event Center, 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.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - Open Class - Round three (3) and Final Round
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10 Class - Round three (3) and Final Round
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 14 Class - Round three (3) and Final Round
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 7 Class - Round three (3) and Final Round
*Please note that all competition times are subject to change; any changes will be posted on this website.
Special attention is called to the following Calgary Stampede rules and regulations for all livestock competitions:
Animal Care Codes of Practice
Calgary Stampede Exhibitor Agreement
IAFE Code of Ethics
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."
Each entrant can enter a maximum of five (5) times in each class.
Each team must change out one rider in a class. The Team Coordinator and each team member must be declared at the time of entry.
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.
Each team member must sign a waiver prior to entering the arena.
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.
ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY. ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED OVER THE PHONE.
If an entry is cancelled, all fees will be forfeited.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No open alcohol will be permitted in the parking area.
Number of Teams Competing in Class / Teams Advancing
Less than 100 Teams - Half come 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
Results will be posted following the classes.