The Western Performance Horse committee is committed to strengthening rural and urban connections through the presentation of signature western performance horse competitions that embrace high quality production values, top tier competition and strong audience engagement.

Specific Activities

  • Create a venue for the Western Performance Horse industry to present, judge and demonstrate the best-of-best equine athletes in a professional manner for our show visitors.

  • Host competitors, industry professionals and owners from across North America.

  • Host off site qualifiers in rural communities for our Stampede time events.

  • Create alliances with North America’s top industry professional like the NCHA, AQHA and NRCHA that assist in the promotion of the Calgary Stampede brand.

  • Plan and activate sponsor fulfilment, orchestrate audience engagement, select judges and officials, plan for the future growth of events and competitor recruitment, all while delivering a highly energized produced competition.

  • Promote competitions and event messaging through various media avenue, print, social media and radio.

  • Animal care practices are top of mind in all event planning details and competition logistics

  • Further the goals of being a world class year-round gathering place by hosting events outside of the ten days of Stampede.

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