The Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede Welcomes
the Wrangler Tour Rodeo
Rodeo tickets NOW on sale!
Tickets are only sold from 8:30 am to 1 pm at the IPE office. Tickets will be available at the Rodeo ticket office on the grounds from 2 to 9 pm Please call 250-546-9406 to reserve your seats at the Best Rodeo West of the Rockies !! Reserved seating can be ordered, and either mailed to you or held for pick-up at anytime!
PROUD SPONSOR OF THIS YEAR'S IPE
Rodeo Announcer / Brett Gardner
Like many announcers before him, Gardiner’s Rodeo career began in the arena as a contestant. While competing in both the Roughstock and Timed Events, he gained an insight and love for the sport of Rodeo. It is that love for the sport and appreciation for the contestants that he tries to convey to the audience each and every performance. Gardiner’s distinctive sound, infectious energy and informative style has seen him climb the ranks of the industry and become one of the most sought after Announcers on Canadian soil.An occupation that will see him travel from coast to coast 40 weeks of the year as he has quickly and firmly endeared himself to audiences across Canada. Brett has been fortunate enough to have received the Bill Kehler Memorial award on two separate occasions during his intercollegiate career and in 2011 and 2012 received the industry’s top honour by being named the CPRA’s Announcer of the Year.When not travelling the Rodeo trail Brett makes his home in Sylvan Lake, AB with his wife Jaclyn and their two children Grady and Hadley.
Dennis Halstead - Rodeo Clown
Dennis Halstead has been a Professional Rodeo Clown and Barrelman for 11 years and still enjoys being in the arena as much today as he did 10 years ago. Dennis carries that enthusiasm into the arena with each performance.
As well as a Rodeo Clown, he has been a City of Calgary Firefighter for 25 years. Being a Firefighter has helped him appreciate what he does in rodeo, especially his kindness towards children.
Full Throttle Trick Rider: Emily Peebles
Emily Peebles is 17 years old and was born and raised in Sparwood BC. She has been around horses all her life and has always dreamed of being a part of rodeo. For the last five years Emily has been trick riding on her two horses that she gives all her credit to making her dreams come true. Emily currently holds her CPRA and PRCA card and this is third year in Professional Rodeo. She has ridden with the Riata Ranch Cowboy Girls many times as well as Niki Cammaert Flundra and Sally Bishop. She is very eager to travel to new countries and trick ride all over the world. She loves to learn new techniques and skills from other horse people and become the best horsewoman she can be. Emily loves to take all the opportunities and possibilities rodeo has to offer and is excited about the upcoming season! She has performed at many events including:
3 times at Pincher Creek Professional Rodeo
Strathmore Pro Rodeo
The Mane Event, Chilliwack
Cervi Championship Rodeo
Powder River Rodeo
Flying U Contracting J Bar J
Vance Brash in the United States
Full Throttle Trick Rider: Shelby Pierson
Shelby is 14 years old and lives on a ranch outside of Wardlow Alberta. She has been trick riding since the age of 8 and has been a professional trick rider since the age of 11. One of the biggest highlights of Shelby’s career was being named two-‐time winner of the Canadian Trick Riding Competition. She has brought her fast paced performances to CPRA, FCA, and CCA events all across Alberta and Saskatchewan on her two horses Splatter and Smudge. Shelby prides herself on having a difficult act that is sure to be a crowd pleaser. She also enjoys roping, competitive dancing, 4-‐H, and helping out around her family ranch. Shelby likes the opportunities that trick riding and rodeo have to offer and is always looking forward to meeting new people. She has performed at many events including:
Big Valley Jamboree, Bulls for Breakfast (8 solo performances
Calgary Stampede (4 years under the Big top)
3 years at the Brooks Pro Rodeo
Camrose, Handhills & Taber Pro rodeos
Battle of the Rockies Chuck Wagon Finals
Canadian Birls Rodeo Association Finals
Full Throttle Announcer: Kealy Pierson
For the past six years, sixteen year old Kealy Pierson has had the pleasure of announcing for The Triple Threat Trick Riders, The Full Throttle Trick Riders and her sister Shelby’s solo act. The clarity and enthusiasm in her voice excites the crowd and sets this act apart from all others. Kealy has worked with many CPRA, FCA and CCA rodeo announcers over the years, and her highlights include sharing the microphone with the well-‐known Danny Hooper and Loren Schmidt.