Located on the Highwood River west of Longview, the 8,000 acre OH Ranch is a 130-year-old working ranch and part of a fabled ranching history. In 2012, Bill Siebens donated this historic property to the Calgary Stampede Foundation and the Calgary Stampede became the current steward of the land.
The OH Ranch allows the Calgary Stampede to connect with the agriculture industry and ranching communities in new and meaningful ways as the organization embarks upon being an active producer for the first time in its history. The OH Ranch opens a new chapter for the Calgary Stampede. It brings the organization closer to Alberta's agricultural roots than ever before.
In developing plans for the OH Ranch, Three guiding principles provide framework and assist the Calgary Stampede in preserving the working ranch and protecting its natural environment and heritage value:
- Preserve the western authenticity of the working OH Ranch
- Preserve, protect and enhance the natural environment (link to subpage)
- Engage Rural and Urban communities with meaningful experiences, including the OH Ranch Education Program offered to schools in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Ultimately, the Calgary Stampede's vision for the OH Ranch is that it becomes a prime example of the western heritage and values the Stampede promotes and preserves. The OH Ranch deepens the Stampede's role as a good neighbour and as a steward of both the land and the ranching traditions associated with it.
It's the Stampede's promise that we'll continue to provide world-class agricultural programming in the heart of Calgary. It's our promise that the OH Ranch will remain an incredible place in the heart of Alberta's history.