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CPRA Athlete Action South of '49
RodeoAustinMarch 24, 2024–Several CPRA affiliated competitors had profitable sojourns to various American rodeos recently. Dawson Hay was on his game once again as he collected $5170 at Austin, TX courtesy of a third place 86.5 point ride in the Finals.

Young bronc rider Cache Shellenburg also picked up a third-place cheque ($1323), this one for his 79 point ride at Cave Creek, Arizona and at the other end of the arena Makayla Boisjoli’s 2.6 second breakaway roping run netted her $1703. A couple of Canadians cashed at Waxahachie, Texas – tie down roper Kyle Lucas was second with an 8.5 run to pick up $1866 while Strawbs Jones bigtime 87 point effort earned him $1330. And at the Watford City, North Dakota Extreme Bares and Broncs, Logan Hay rode to 84 points and $1451
Houston RodeoMarch 18, 2024–Well the dust has settled on the 2024 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Congratulations to the Champions... and all those who qualified and competed at the iconic Texas rodeo.

Winners include: Leighton Berry who marked 91.5 points aboard Calgary Stampede's Agent Lynx on the way to back-to-back RodeoHouston Bareback Wins. Other Champions at the $2.2-million Playoff Series Rodeo were steer wrestler Dakota Eldridge, team ropers J.C. Yeahquo/Buddy Hawkins II, saddle bronc rider Damian Brennan; tie-down roper Ty Harris, breakaway roper Jackie Crawford, barrel racer Leslie Smalygo and bull rider Creek Young.

* Standings update coming shortly to see where CPRA athletes ended up at this point in the Spring PRCA Rodeo Season.


March 14-15, 2024
–Congratulations to Q Taylor (SB) and Dalton Massey (SW) who moved into Finals contention after a solid performance in Semi-Finals I. As well, bareback riders Richmond Champion and Caleb Bennett and tie-down roper Shane Hanchey were successful in their bids to move forward.

After Night 2 (Mar 14) of RodeoHouston Semi-Finals, additional CPRA athletes who qualified for the Finals include bronc riders Ben Andersen and Zeke Thurston and tie-down roper Ty Harris.

The first of two Wild Card rounds kick off tonight with one qualifier coming forward out of each event each performance to round out the field of 10 finalists for Championship Sunday.
Rodeo ScottsdaleMarch 9, 2024–A number of CPRA competitors added to their bank accounts at Scottsdale, Arizona's 71st Parada Del Sol Rodeo on the weekend.

Among them were CFR-NFR bronc riders Kolby Wanchuk who took top honours with an 87.5 on Pickett Pro Rodeo's Big Spit for $1,918 and fellow Canadian Jake Watson who marked 81.5 for a fourth place cheque. Kyle Lucas picked up second in the tie-down roping with a 9.0 second run and $2,134. Second was also the order of the day for team ropers Rhen Richard/Jeremy Buhler who turned in a 4.9 ($2,110); Grady Quam/Tyce McLeod split fourth with 5.4 ($1,319).  Bulldogger Matt Richardson earned third in his event (5.0, $1,326) while barrel racer Lisa Zachoda took home a share of fourth with a 17.39 second run and $1,404. 


Houston RodeoMarch 9–As Super Series IV ended at Houston, a few more CPRA athletes secured their spots to move on. Many time CFR bareback qualifier Caleb Bennett ($4250), bronc riders Ben Andersen ($4250) and Quinten "Q" Taylor ($4000) and 2022 Canadian Champion tie-down roper Ty Harris ($5000) will all be part of next week's semi-finals rounds.

* Rodeo Austin is also underway and will run through March 23.

March 6, 2024
–RodeoHouston wrapped up its SuperSeries 3 Wed night (there are five SuperSeries in all and CPRA athletes were front and centre as four competitors in each event move forward to the semi-finals.

Reigning Canadian Campion Clint Laye led them all as he won two of the three rounds (on Calgary Stampede horses Blasting Sand and Chokecherry), then added a second-place cheque in the third round for a total of $8000.

Defending Houston Champion and Canadian and World season leader in 2023, Dalton Massey (riding Canadian Tanner Milan's Canadian and World Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year) cruised through in his effort to defend his title, amassing $5250 over the three rounds.

Two-time Canadian Champion Breakaway Roper Kendal Pierson brought her A-game to Houston, winning one round, and splitting 1-2 in another as she collected $5750 in punching her ticket to the semis.

And a trio of Canadian bronc riders will move through to the semi-final round as Logan Hay’s 3rd round win tied him with fellow countryman Lucas Macza, both at $4250 with reigning World and Canadian Champion Zeke Thurston grabbing the 4th spot.

March 4, 2024 – As the winter rodeo season and the all-important “Texas Swing” continues, CPRA athletes are enjoying considerable success in the Lone Star State and beyond.

Rodeo Houston has completed two of its five elimination Super Series (three performances in each that qualify four competitors for the semi-finals). BC steer wrestler Stephen Culling kept his very productive (and lucrative) start to the season rolling nicely along, finishing first in his Super Series with $5,000. A pair of four-time Canadian Champions came through the first series en route to the semis. Barrel racer Lisa Lockhart and tie down roper, Shane Hanchey will take their shot in the semi finals in the hope of taking a run at the big money–$50,000 to each champion.

The second series saw tie down roper Kyle Lucas make three solid runs to pave the way for the central Alberta native to move through. Steer wrestler, JD Struxness, and barrel racer Dona Kay Rule will move on as well. Both qualified for the 2023 CFR although Rule did not compete in Red Deer.

About one thousand miles west at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo in Tucson, Arizona, Lucas the second-generation talent, struck again with two placings and a third place average finish to take home over $6700. The Carstairs, Alberta hand has moved to 27th in the world standings. Saskatchewan team roper partnered with Wyoming’s Sid Sporer to place in the long go and short go and finish 4th in the average for a tidy $6300 payday. Oregon steer wrestler Dalton Massey who was season leader on both sides of the border in 2023 picked up over $6000 courtesy of placings in both go rounds and the average (4th overall). Bronc rider Kolby Wanchuk topped the field in the finals with an 88 point ride and finished 3rd in the average for a $3875 payday with Kole Ashbacher right behind him in 4th spot to collect $2730.

Other CPRA athletes sitting in the world standings include Massey (3rd), Culling (7th), Struxness (14th), and Ontario-based bulldogger, Tim Kemp (20th) in the steer wrestling; BC bull rider Jacob Gardner (17th), reigning Canadian tie down roping champion Haven Meged (7th) with former champions Ty Harris (15th) and Hanchey (21st).

Logan Hay parlayed his San Antonio bronc riding championship into 7th place in the world standings with several Canadians right behind – Wanchuk (12th), reigning World and Canadian champ, Zeke Thurston (13th), Lucas Macza (15th) Ben Andersen (17th), Dawson Dahm (23rd) while reigning Canadian team roping champions Brady Tryan (header) and Calgary Smith are 12th and 18th respectively.

A little further south in the sunshine state of Florida, barrel racer Lisa Zachoda, picked up a lucrative second place cheque ($4436) at the 152nd Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee.

In the Breakaway Roping, 2023 World Champion and CFR qualifier, Shelby Boisjoli-Meged, is 9th overall.

San Antonio updatesFebruary 24 - A handful of CPRA rodeo athletes enjoyed big-time success as the 2024 San Antonio Stock Show wrapped up on Saturday night.

But none was bigger than Wildwood, Alberta bronc rider Logan Hay who rode the Calgary Stampede’s outstanding Tokyo Bubbles to 87.5 points in the Finals for the win. The trip to the winner’s circle was worth $15,000 for the second generation Canadian talent.

Tokyo Bubbles is a horse that has had a profitable connection with the Hay family as the 17 year-old gelding, a grandson of the recently deceased Grated Coconut, carried the younger Hay brother, Dawson, to the win at Fort Worth one year ago with a 90.5 score.

Logan Hay“Having a big winter is huge,” Logan Hay proclaimed. “You can just relax in the summer and do your thing. It’s so much better than starting from behind. This is one of the coolest wins of my career. I am so pumped.”

And with good reason—the $15,000 win gave Hay a total of $21,000 for the San Antonio run.

Two additional Canadians were leading their events until the last man of the night. Steer wrestler Stephen Culling was first out and saw his 3.8 second run hold up until the last dogger, Jacob Talley edged the BC cowboy by one tenth of a second. Culling’s second place ($10,000) cheque gave him a $16,500 overall payday at the Texas swing stop.

And bull rider Jake Gardner similarly had his 89.5 score easing him toward the champion’s victory lap but that dream ended when the last bullrider, Clayton Sellars, went one point better—90.5—to snatch the victory from Gardner’s grasp. Nevertheless the BC hand settled for a solid $17,000 payday for his extended stay in Texas.

And 2022 Canadian Team Roping Champions, Dawson and Dillon Graham, were 4.1 in the Finals to tie for 4th place and pick up a tidy $7750 for their work.

A number of CPRA athletes will get their chance for some desert glory tomorrow as qualifiers in the Finals at Tucson’s Arizona's La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros.

* Quotes courtesy of The Cowboy Channel.

Feb 24 - As the dust settled and the sun descended in the Texas western sky, the two semi-final rounds have been completed at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and a number of rodeo athletes with ties to the CPRA and Canadian rodeo have advanced to the finals.

Among those who will battle for the coveted San Antonio titles are steer wrestlers Stephen Culling ($6250) and Tim Kemp ($6000), team ropers Brady Tryan and Calgary Smith ($8250 each) along with Dawson and Dillon Graham ($6250 each), bull riders Jordan Hansen ($9833) and Jake Gardner ($7000), bronc riders Zeke Thurston ($9500), Dawson Hay ($6000), Logan Hay ($6000), tie down roper Beau Cooper, ($4500) and breakaway roper Shelby Boisjoli-Meged ($5750).

There’s one last chance for those who have not yet qualified for the finals as today's afternoon’s performance will give all semi-finals qualifiers who have not moved through to the finals a Wild Card opportunity with the top score or fastest time in each event grabbing that coveted last berth in the Finals.

Catch the last day of San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo action on The Cowboy Channel at 1:00 pm ET this afternoon and this evening at 8:30 ET.

Feb 21 - As the fifth and final bracket wrapped up axt the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, a few more CPRA athletes added their names to the roster of semi-finalists.
2016 Canadian Bull Riding Champion Jordan Hansen led the charge as he added a third round win to his first go victory and wrapped up the elimination rounds with the highest total of any athlete at San Antone 2024 with $9833. That total was aided by his being the only man to ride in round one and being one of only three in the final round meaning his pay stub was augmented by ground money in both instances. Joining the Amisk, Alberta cowboy in moving on from bracket five were bareback riders, Dantan Bertsch ($4250) and Richmond Champion ($3000), and bronc rider Layton Green ($2750).

The first semi-final round goes tomorrow night at the Frost Bank Center in San Antonio with several CPRA hands looking to punch their tickets to the finals on Saturday in the Alamo city.

Feb 19 update: Canadian bull rider Jordan Hansen was the only bull rider to successfully cover his bull in the first round of bracket 5 at San Antonio. The three time NFR qualifier and 2016 Canadian Champion was 82.5 points on Cervi Brothers' Keep Talkin to take $7000 – including ground money – for the win. That all but assures the Amisk, Alberta talent of a semi-final berth later this week.

Feb 14, 2024 - It was a good night in Texas for a bunch of CPRA rodeo athletes. As the third bracket of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo wrapped up, several competitors with ties to Canadian rodeo were doing the San Antonio stroll straight into the semi-final rounds. With five brackets with three performances in each comprising the elimination rounds, there were a few who had already advanced (based on money won in the bracket) to the semis.

Canadian Champions Brady Tryan and Calgary Smith in the team roping and Haven Meged in the tie-down roping along with World and Canadian Champ Zeke Thurston in the bronc riding had all made it through along with World Champion breakaway roper, Shelby Boisjoli-Meged. But Bracket three, which wrapped up tonight had a distinctly north of 49 feel to it as steer wrestlers Stephen Culling and Tim Kemp, team ropers Dawson and Dillon Graham, bronc rider Dawson Hay, (courtesy of a 90 point ride in the third round of the bracket), tie down roper Beau Cooper, bull rider Jake Gardner and breakaway roper Shaya Biever will all be pencilling in semi-final dates in their daytimers.

Add to that some bigtime performances by the four-legged stars of the Calgary Stampede, one of a bevy of great stock contractors in San Antonio, and you get a warm CPRA feeling that can be felt all the way to Texas.

Zeke Thurston - 92 on Calgary Stampede's Exotic Warrior - FWSSR
Four-time world champion Zeke Thurston made the highest-marked ride of the 2024 the 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s ProRodeo Tournament to win Semi-Finals B on Friday. The Canadian cowboy rode a Canadian horse from the legendary Calgary Stampede herd called Exotic Warrior to win $4,000 and advance to Saturday’s championship round FWSSR photo by James Phifer.
February 4, 2024 – As the 2024 edition of the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo wrapped up last night, several CPRA members were in the spotlight. 2023 Canadian season leader and CFR cowboy, Dalton Massey split the final round (with 2019 CFR qualifier Tanner Brunner). They were 3.7 and each pocketed $16,000. Massey’s overall payday was $21,500.

In the Saddle Bronc Riding, four time and reigning Canadian and World champ Zeke Thurston was second in the final with a 90.5 score for a $12,000 payday. Dawson Hay was 87 points but did not place and brother Logan was a no score in the Fort Worth finale.

Click here for overall FWSSR results

Among other recent success stories on the PRCA winter rodeo run:

Thorhild, Alberta’s Ethan Mazurenko had back to back wins on the weekend, first topping the bareback riding field at Bismarck, North Dakota with an 81.5 point ride for $1784, then rolling into St. Paul, Minnesota where he was 85.5 for $3630.

A little further north at Rapid City, 2022 CFR qualifier Leighton Berry captured the bareback riding title with an 88.5 score for $5534 and former Canadian champ Kolton Schmidt and heeling partner, Landon Glenn roped their steer in 4.1 seconds for a third place cheque of $3238.

At the Rapid City Xtreme Bronc competition, Ben Andersen finished second overall while Q. Taylor and Sawyer Eirikson tied for third. Including long go earnings, Taylor was actually the biggest winner among the Canadians taking home $5106 while Andersen cashed at $4428 and Eirikson picked up $3031.

And at the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, rookie bull riding sensation Beau Gardner struck again, this time for an 86 score and $3948 while bronc riders K’s Thomson and Kole Ashbacher added $2823 and $1667 respectively to their bank accounts.

2022 Canadian champion barrel racer Taylor Manning bested the field at the Helzapoppin Rodeo in Buckeye, Arizona with a 16.96 second run for $2039.

For more detailed results, head to

February 2, 2024 – Semi-Finals Night #2 at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo saw two CPRA bronc riders enjoy big success. Zeke Thurston paired up with Calgary Stampede's Exotic Warrior to the tune of 92 points to top the round and move on to tomorrow night's FWSSR Finals. Dawson Hay joined the list of Finalists with 86 points – good for third place on the night. And in the Bareback Riding, Keenan Hayes teamed up with Macza Pro Rodeo's 64 Side Show for 91 points and a spot on the Finals roster. Tune in tomorrow night on The Cowboy Channel for all the action on the final night in Fort Worth.
* Complete results are available at

Keenan Hayes & Macza Pro Rodeo's Side Show
Reigning world champion Keenan Hayes scored 91 points to win the bareback riding in Semi-Finals B of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Pro Rodeo Tournament. The Colorado cowboy rode Macza Pro Rodeo’s Side Show, won $4,000 and advanced to Saturday’s championship round. FWSSR photo by James Phifer.

January 31, 2024 – Heading into the Wild Card round in the Dickies Arena, home of the Fort Worth L:ivestock Show and Rodeo, several Canadians and CPRA competitors had a chance to move on to the semi-final rounds. But when the dust settled and the smoke cleared, only one—Fort St. John BC’s Stephen Culling--was among the top two in his event and in a position to move on to the semi-finals.

Culling, coming off a terrific rookie appearance at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and riding Canadian and World Steer Wrestling Horse of the Year, Eddie, put together a 4.6 second run to win the bulldogging Wild Card round. He joins reigning Canadian Bareback Riding Champion, Clint Laye, 2023 Canadian and World steer wrestling season leader, Dalton Massey and a quartet of Canadian bronc riding talents including reigning World Champ, Zeke Thurston along with Dawson and Logan Hay and Dawson Dahm in the semi-finals that will run over the next two nights in Fort Worth. The championship round is slated for Saturday.

Logan Hay and Pete Carr Pro Rodeo's Larry Cullpepper - FWSSR photo by James Phifer

January, 27-28, 2024 – We’re nearing the end of the regular Bracket competition at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo where World Saddle Bronc Riding champion, Zeke Thurston, has already moved on from the first bracket and will be joined by Dawson Dahm who topped the 4th bracket to add his name to the semi-finalists with Quentin Taylor qualifying for the Wild Card round. Logan Hay was a whopping 89 points on the Canadian-bred bronc, Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Larry Cullpepper (originally from the Francis family-Saskatchewan) in the second round of Bracket Two to lead an all-Canuck advance out of that bracket. Brother Dawson Hay also punched his ticket to the semis while Ben Andersen moved through to the Wild Card Round. Kolby Wanchuk put up an impressive 86.5 pointer to earn a share of third place in the first round of bracket 5 but failed to move on to the Semi's.
* Statler Wright of Beaver, Utah, made the highest-marked ride of the 2024 Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s ProRodeo Tournament. – riding Calgary Stampede’s Urgent Delivery to win round two of Bracket 5. He tied for first in round one of the bracket and advanced to the Semi-Finals.

Reigning Canadian Bareback Riding Champion, Clint Laye, earned a semi-final berth with a big-time 87 for the first place nod in round one of the fifth bracket. Dantan Bertsch and Leighton Berry were part of a five-way split of second with 84.5 point rides in that same round. Bertsch saw success again in the second round of his bracket, earning a third place $1000 cheque; unfortunately neither Bertsch nor Berry will move forward to the next level of FWSSR competition. Kody Lamb has already earned an invitation to the wild card round out of the second bracket.

Last year’s Canadian and world Steer Wrestling season leader Dalton Massey – riding Canadian and World Bulldogging Horse of the Year, Eddie (owned by Tanner Milan) won back to back go-rounds to win his bracket and move forward. Stephen Culling had already secured a wild card spot out of round three as did Beau Cooper in the Tie Down Roping. 2023 Canadian Tie Down Roping Champion, Haven Meged, topped the second bracket field for a Tie Down semi-final berth while four time Canadian Champ Shane Hanchey qualified for the Wild Card Round out of Bracket Six.

Canadian Champion Breakaway Roper Shaya Biever won round two with a 2.2 second run in Bracket three - which won her a Wild Card Berth. Fellow Canadian and two time Canadian Champ Kendal Pierson, despite clocking 2.6 in both of her Bracket 6 rounds, will not move forward to the Semi-Finals.

Coy Robbins will fight another day as the Camrose bullrider also grabbed a wild card spot in an earlier bracket. And Canadian team roping champs Brady Tryan and Calgary Smith caught third spot in round one of the fifth bracket with a 4.7 second run. .

There are seven brackets in all with the top two in their bracket moving through to semi-final action and the third-place finisher going on to the wild card round.

... Check back for more as we move further into the PRCA Winter Rodeo Run.

National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - Denver, CO

January 21, 2024 – Sherwood Park bronc rider, Kolby Wanchuk, was the top Canadian money earner at the recently concluded National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver. The second-generation cowboy who missed out on a return trip to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2023 took a big step toward righting that ship in 2024 with an 88 point ride in the Finals Sunday to finish second and earn $12,040 overall courtesy of earlier bracket and semi-final wins.

* Best wishes go out to Canadian Finals Rodeo Novice Bareback qualifier Austin Broderson who was injured during the bareback competition at Denver. Austin remains in hospital in Denver as he moves forward in the recovery process.

For additional CPRA athlete placings and Denver results, CLICK HERE

Calgary Stampede's Grated Coconut Passes On
Grated CoconutJanuary 18, 2024 - G-65 Grated Coconut was legendary on both sides of the border. Ranch-raised by the Calgary Stampede, the bay stallion was a 6 X Canadian and 6 X World Bareback Champion; 5 X CFR Bareback Horse, and the 2008 Best Bareback Horse of the NFR.

An inductee to both the PRCA and Canadian Halls of Fame, the outstanding athlete enjoyed a stellar arena career of his own before being retired to the Stampede Ranch at Hanna, AB where he went on to sire many great Champions.

The 27 year old four-legged superstar – who found his way into the hearts of many – passed away this week at the ranch. Our thoughts are with Stampede staff, cowboys and all our rodeo friends.

Beau Gardner Rings in New Year in Style

January 2, 2024 l Airdrie, AB
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“I couldn’t have drawn it up any better.”

That was the sentiment expressed by 18 year-old bull rider, Beau Gardner after a dominating performance at the first-ever “Happy Bucking New Year” bull riding event at the Crossroads Center in Oyen, Alberta.

The rookie, competing at his first CPRA open bull riding event, rode a pair of X-6 Ranches bulls en route to the win. Gardner covered 802 Chain Gang for an 85 to grab third place in the long go (behind Chad Hartman and William Barrows), then mastered 810 Night Stalker for a whopping 89 points and the title (174 on two). The New Year’s Eve victory was worth $7200 to the Arrowwood, Alberta talent. Veteran Garrett Green was the only other cowboy to cover both his bulls (170 on two) and took home a tidy $4900 for the effort.
Beau Gardner on X-6 Ranches' 810 Night Stalker

“It was pretty cool,” Gardner remarked. “The guys that were there, a lot of them have helped me since I was a steer rider, guys like Jordan (Hansen) and Jared (Parsonage). To ride with those guys was a dream come true and then to get the win was pretty awesome.”

The Western Texas College freshman didn’t know many of the bulls in the short round and asked fellow competitor Cauy Schmidt to single out three that might suit the rookie’s style. Night Stalker was one of those bulls and when he was still available when it came his turn to pick, Gardner pulled the trigger. “He was really good, came around to the right, he made me work for it, that’s for sure.”

Gardner noted as well that the win is a definite confidence builder heading into his first pro season. “It’s huge to have a debut like that; it makes you feel like you belong with these guys.”

Gardner already has an impressive resume to look back on as the reigning CPRA Novice Bull Riding Champion, 2023 Alberta Provincial High School Champion, and having captured both Rookie of the Year honours and the National Championship in the BRC.

“I plan to prioritize rodeo this year,” the likable teenager acknowledged. “There’s lots of places I haven’t been to since I was a steer rider and I’m looking forward to getting back to those places. And the CFR is definitely a goal for this year so I’ll be rodeoing hard for sure. Plus I love travelling with a great bunch of guys, building memories especially while I’m young.”

Those memories may start accumulating quickly as Gardner will head back south for school on January 4th and plans to hit rodeos at Laurel, Mississippi and West Monroe, Louisiana and follow that up with a stop at Uvalde, Texas for the San Antonio qualifier.

Looking back at the event in Oyen, Gardiner called it one of the best he’s ever been to. “Travis Jordan and Legend Rodeo did a really good job, it was run very professionally and the crowd was really energetic—great bulls, great guys.”

And for one rookie bull rider making his professional Canadian debut and about to embark on a career in the game he loves, it was a night he won’t soon forget.

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta is the official sanctioning body for Professional Rodeo in Canada. The CPRA approves 55 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.7 million. The organization oversees the SMS Equipment Pro Tour Finals each fall in Armstrong, BC, holds their premiere event - the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) - at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB in early October and endorses the Maple Leaf Circuit Finals as part of Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK in November. Follow the CPRA on Facebook and Instagram @prorodeocanadaofficial, on Twitter @prorodeocanada or online at

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KAILANI Sports and Pro Rodeo Canada Announce Partnership

December 5, 2023 l Airdrie, AB
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KAILANIKAILANI Sports Inc. “KAILANI”, Canada’s Fastest Growing Outdoor Lifestyle Brand, is pleased to announce it has entered into a Multi Year, National Partnership with the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) for 2024, 2025 and 2026 Season.

The Canadian Pro Rodeo Association, with its headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta, is the sanctioning body for Professional Rodeo Events in Canada and has approximately 1100 Athlete Members that compete not only in Canada in CPRA events but many in the United States as well, representing Canada on the World Stage.

KAILANI was founded in 2020, providing exceptional value and performance with its High Quality, Rotomolded Coolers, Soft Cooler Bags, and a full line of insulated Drinkware to keep each Rodeo athlete hydrated to their fullest, while competing, or just handling the everyday tasks & lifestyle of Western Culture.

“From the entire Team at KAILANI, we are very excited to be partnered with the CPRA, an organization with a storied tradition that stretches back to 1944, and with a sport that rewards the best athletes in Canadian Rodeo, all the way back to the turn of the century”, states Sean Alexander, President & Founder at KAILANI.

“I am proud to announce the CPRA’s partnership with Sean Alexander and the entire team at KAILANI,” notes Denny Phipps, General Manager of the CPRA. “There are many shared characteristics between KAILANI and Professional Cowboys and Cowgirls: KAILANI’s products are reliable, versatile, rugged, and hard working, just like the Cowboys and Cowgirls both inside and outside of the arena. The fact that this is a fast growing Alberta company based in Calgary only adds to the natural fit with the CPRA.” adds Phipps. “The values of the folks at KAILANI mirror those of the Western Industry. I am very excited as we move forward into the 2024 season and beyond with KAILANI as a National Partner.”

KAILANI will be recognized as “The Official Cooler and Drinkware Supplier to the CPRA and Canadian Rodeo”.

is a Premium Outdoor Lifestyle Company that offers Insulated Rotomolded Hard Cooler Products, Premium Soft Cooler Bags and Insulated Drinkware. With a talented design team and countless ideas, KAILANI delivers great products at exceptional value.

The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA) with headquarters in Airdrie, Alberta is the official sanctioning body for Professional Rodeo in Canada. The CPRA approves 55 events annually with a total payout exceeding $5.7 million. The organization oversees the SMS Equipment Pro Tour Finals each fall in Armstrong, BC, holds their premiere event - the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) - at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB in early October and endorses the Maple Leaf Circuit Finals as part of Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK in November. Follow the CPRA on Facebook and Instagram @prorodeocanadaofficial, on Twitter @prorodeocanada or online at

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Barb Poulsen
CPRA Communications and Media
Phone: 403 625-9225

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