Hello, as we are getting closer to the Finals and you are in the top 15 of the Standings, 
we need you to Email:
[email protected] with your Bio and Headshot. You can find the form >>>HERE<<<  

Also, there is an option on the form to order a finals jacket. Which are $140.00 and can be paid at the finals with your entry fees.



Thursday, August 30, 2018

    • Registration- rodeo office 11a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Rehearsal rodeo arena 2:00 p.m. MANDATORY
    • Rodeo Performance #1 @ 7:00 p.m. (Wear Blue)
    • Calcutta to follow

Friday, August 31 , 2018

    • Annual general meeting 9:00 a.m. MANDATORY
    • Golf Tournament 12:00 p.m. Registration @ 11:30 a.m.
    • Rodeo Performance #2 @ 7:00 p.m.  (Optional: Dare to Wear Pink( breast cancer awareness)
    • Meet and Greet to follow the performance

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

    • Parade @ 10 a.m. – MANDATORY for contestants. $100.00 fine.  Meet behind Ag Corral @ 9:00 to be bussed.
    • Pictures @ arena immediately after the parade.   MANDATORY - $100.00 fine
    • Rodeo performance #3 @ 12:45 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIME) (Wear purple in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital)
    • Rodeo performance #4 @ 7:00 p.m.
    • Beerfest to follow performance

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

    • Cowboy Worship Service  10:00 a.m. – upstairs in the curling rink
    •  Final Rodeo performance #5 @ 1:00 p.m. (Wear orange)
    • Awards following final performance in Arena

                2017 PeeWee Barrel Racer Season Leader
                               Harleigh Henderson

Mike Copeman Photography

New this year for Showdown 2017 Copeman Photography will be posting all the LRA finals photos on the web site  in full resolution protected with a password. A password will be available after Tuesday September 5th. Finalists can contact the LRA office at 780-872-3196 or email [email protected] to receive a password to access the website and download the photos of themselves in each performance. The photos in each performance will follow chronological order exactly as the performance so each contestant will have to go through each performance folder until they find their photos.

Each contestant will have to go to the web site  click on rodeo and then scroll to the LRA 2017 finals performances. You will have to use the password to get into each folder and then use the password to down load the photos that they want to their computers, tablets and smart phones. There is no limit to how many devices you can download too.

Keep in mind these are large files so be prepared, they will take up a fair bit of space on their devices. All photos are full resolution and can be used to make as many prints at what ever size you would like; as well finalists can use them on Facebook, Twitter or any social media they would like.


  1. Personal Sponsors cannot be announced by an announcer.  
  1. Contestants must wear proper cowboy attire with their back numbers on and will not be allowed to wear jackets during the grand entry. Barrel racers will be exempt from having to have their numbers on their backs as most put their numbers on their saddle pads. Contestants are also required to run on or show some enthusiasm as they are putting on a show for the spectators. Appropriate fines will be assessed to anyone failing to follow these procedures.
  1. It is mandatory that contestants attend the Annual General Meeting and parade Saturday at 10 AM. If you have candy you must walk beside the float and hand it out. Immediately following the parade contestants will have their picture taken in the arena. Contestants not abiding by these rules will be fined $100.00. Resulting in no competition until paid.

  1. Absolutely NO SELF PENNING contestants not abiding by these rules will be fined $100.00 resulting in no competition until paid. There will be no warnings, fines will be levied.   NO STRAW bulk shavings will be supplied.