The Calgary Stampede is a Canadian annual festival. Every July, Calgary city hosts this festival. Morever, the event is dubbed “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. Read to know the Calgary Stampede Rodeo 2022 schedule, how to watch on TV, and live stream.
It attracts over a million visitors every year. It is also very popular as the biggest Rodeo show worldwide. The event also contains multiple cultural exhibitions, music festivals, day-long concerts, a midway, and stage shows. The ProRodeo Hall of Fame included the festival within their list in 2008.
What is the Calgary Stampede Rodeo?
The Calgary Stampede Rodeo is the biggest attraction of the Canadian national festival. It is also considered the biggest rodeo event worldwide. The event runs for 10 days alongside the festival. The rodeo is heavily influenced by two factors. Firstly, the skills and talents of the contestants. Secondly, the quality of participants’ animals. This year, the event is featuring total prize money of $1.5 million.
All livestock for the rodeo show is gathered from a dedicated stampede ranch in Hannah. The ranch was established back in 1961. It works to ensure the high quality of horses and bulls. So far, the ranch’s dedicated production program produced some of the best rodeo animals. Additionally, often the ranch supplies rodeo stocks for other events.
Calgary Stampede Rodeo Disciplines:
The Stampede Rodeo has 6 major disciplines. These are:
- Barrel Racing
- Bull Riding
- Tie-Down Roping
- Steer Wrestling
- Saddle Bronc
Additionally, the event features four novice events for more amateur players. These are:
- Junior Steer Riding
- Novice Bareback
- Novice Saddle Bronc
- Wild Pony Racing
Every event has its management. As such, they run as individual events. Players are divided into two groups or pools. The first group competes for the first four nights. While the second group competes for the following night. Furthermore, the top four of each pool advance to the final. Whereas, the remaining ones compete for a wild card spot in the final.
The Stampede Rodeo is the main event of the annual festival. As a result, it runs for 10 days. Every afternoon at 1:30 PM the event kicks off. The GMC Stadium in Calgary hosts the event.
How to Watch the Calgary Stampede Rodeo 2022 on TV and Online:
Sportsnet Network is the official TV and Online broadcasting distributor of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo in 2022. Sportsnet and Sportsnet One will exclusively broadcast Calgary Stampede Rodeo from July 8 to July 17. The event will begin every day at 1:30 PM MT / 3:30 PM ET.
Furthermore, Sportsnet’s official internet platform Sportsnet NOW will live stream the event online. Sportsnet Now offers a monthly subscription for only $14.99 and an annual subscription for $149.99 for a standard plan. Additionally, the premium plan offers additional international leagues streaming for an extended price.
While the rodeo is the main event of Stampede, it’s not all. There are other exciting sporting and non-sports events too. The festival features 13 more domestic animal-related sporting disciplines. Some of them include extreme cowboy racing, heavy horse show, and vintage tractor pull, etc.
The festival also features all-day-long concerts for 10 days. Artists of various categories perform at the event. There is a special evening show running from 7:45 PM every day with extravagant fireworks.
The Calgary Stampede is a festival to preserve and celebrate both modern and indigenous Canadian culture and lifestyle. As a result, it became a major part of Calgary city’s national identity. Keep updated on our website for the more latest information on the ongoing event.