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CPRA Spring Season Kicks Off in Rimbey

CPRA Spring Season Kicks Off in Rimbey
For veteran timed-event hand Riley Warren, it was a nice start to what he hopes will be a bounce-back year.
For veteran timed-event hand Riley Warren, it was a nice start to what he hopes will be a bounce-back year.
IMAGE: Carlie Borris
Riley Warren, heeling at West of the 5th Rodeo in Rimbey, AB.
IMAGE: Carlie Borris
Riley Warren, heeling at West of the 5th Rodeo in Rimbey, AB.

CPRA Spring Season Kicks Off in Rimbey

By Barb Poulsen
By Barb Poulsen
CPRA Communications and Media
Shootin’ the Breeze CPRA Communications and Media
March 25, 2024
March 25, 2024

The 2024 Canadian Professional Rodeo Association calendar year officially took flight on the weekend at West of the 5th Pro Rodeo in Rimbey, where a portion of the event proceeds were donated to STARS. And for veteran timed-event hand Riley Warren, it was a nice start to what he hopes will be a bounce-back year after a disappointing 2023 campaign.

The holder of four Canadian titles (three High Point and the 2021 Tie-Down Roping championship), Warren teamed up with header Nick Teixeira for a 4.5-second, $1,567 win in the team roping and followed that up with a third-place $1,071 cheque (behind winner Kirk Robinson) in the tie-down event. It was exactly the start to the season the Sundre cowboy was looking for.

“It’s been a long time coming since I had a win in the team roping,” the veteran cowboy chuckled, “like two years.”

 

Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta

 

It was a first-time rodeo get-together for the pair, with Teixeira recently taking up residence in the Mossleigh area from his home province of British Columbia. “Nick ropes good; I don’t really know yet what my (partner) plans are for this year. But it was a nice win either way.”

One thing Riley Warren is very certain about is his goal for the 2024 season. “I’d like to get back to the CFR in both events, that’s number one and obviously season leader is nice to get if a guy can have some big hits through the summer. And, of course, winning Canada is always on your mind.”

Like the man in the saddle, both horses Warren rode — Jag for his heeling horse and Mona in the tie down roping—are veterans. The sharp-eyed horseman scooped up Jag at a horse sale in 2017 and was heeling on him in a matter of weeks ,while Mona is an 18-year-old mare that has carried the talented horseman to a number of CFRs.

 

Riley Warren heeling a calf on horseback at Rimbey Rodeo

 

 

Other highlights at Rimbey:

Nicholas Patterson took top honours in the bronc riding with an 87 score ($789) on Duffy Rodeo’s Bay Moon (Dyllan Duperron won second on the same horse)

Bareback rider Jacob Stemo making a successful return to competition after a yearlong hiatus—his 80.5 was good for second behind event winner Chett Deitz

Rookie bull rider Grady Young enjoyed his first pro win, an 84-point effort on Duffy’s Smooth Off for $789 (plus $1,185 in ground money as the second-generation talent was the only guy to make the eight-second horn)

Kirk Robinson, 9.0 seconds for the tie-down win and $1,635.60

Chelsea Moore’s 14.84 barrel racing run prevailed for $1,046

Ryan Shuckburgh topped the steer wrestling field with a 4.0 for $1,324

 

 

Meanwhile a little further south

Several CPRA-affiliated competitors had profitable sojourns to various PRCA rodeos. Dawson Hay was on his game once again, collecting $5,170 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 ($1,323), 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 $1,703.

A couple of Canadians cashed at Waxahachie, Texas. Tie down roper Kyle Lucas was second with an 8.5-second run to pick up $1,866 while Strawbs Jones’ bigtime 87-point effort earned him $1,330. And at the Watford City, North Dakota, Extreme Bares and Broncs, Logan Hay rode to 84 points and $1,451.

Next up for CPRA action is Medicine Hat’s Broncs and Honky Tonks Spring Rodeo April 19-21, and the Spring Break-Up Rodeo in Dawson Creek, BC, April 19-20.

For complete unofficial results and a schedule of other 2024 events, head over to rodeocanada.com

 

The 2024 Canadian Professional Rodeo Association calendar year officially took flight on the weekend at West of the 5th Pro Rodeo in Rimbey, where a portion of the event proceeds were donated to STARS. And for veteran timed-event hand Riley Warren, it was a nice start to what he hopes will be a bounce-back year after a disappointing 2023 campaign.

The holder of four Canadian titles (three High Point and the 2021 Tie-Down Roping championship), Warren teamed up with header Nick Teixeira for a 4.5-second, $1,567 win in the team roping and followed that up with a third-place $1,071 cheque (behind winner Kirk Robinson) in the tie-down event. It was exactly the start to the season the Sundre cowboy was looking for.

“It’s been a long time coming since I had a win in the team roping,” the veteran cowboy chuckled, “like two years.”

 

Table setting of wedding venue — the Cowley Lions Campground Stockade near Pincher Creek in southwestern Alberta.

 

It was a first-time rodeo get-together for the pair, with Teixeira recently taking up residence in the Mossleigh area from his home province of British Columbia. “Nick ropes good; I don’t really know yet what my (partner) plans are for this year. But it was a nice win either way.”

One thing Riley Warren is very certain about is his goal for the 2024 season. “I’d like to get back to the CFR in both events, that’s number one and obviously season leader is nice to get if a guy can have some big hits through the summer. And, of course, winning Canada is always on your mind.”

Like the man in the saddle, both horses Warren rode — Jag for his heeling horse and Mona in the tie down roping—are veterans. The sharp-eyed horseman scooped up Jag at a horse sale in 2017 and was heeling on him in a matter of weeks ,while Mona is an 18-year-old mare that has carried the talented horseman to a number of CFRs.

 

Riley Warren heeling a calf on horseback at Rimbey Rodeo

 

 

Other highlights at Rimbey:

Nicholas Patterson took top honours in the bronc riding with an 87 score ($789) on Duffy Rodeo’s Bay Moon (Dyllan Duperron won second on the same horse)

Bareback rider Jacob Stemo making a successful return to competition after a yearlong hiatus—his 80.5 was good for second behind event winner Chett Deitz

Rookie bull rider Grady Young enjoyed his first pro win, an 84-point effort on Duffy’s Smooth Off for $789 (plus $1,185 in ground money as the second-generation talent was the only guy to make the eight-second horn)

Kirk Robinson, 9.0 seconds for the tie-down win and $1,635.60

Chelsea Moore’s 14.84 barrel racing run prevailed for $1,046

Ryan Shuckburgh topped the steer wrestling field with a 4.0 for $1,324

 

 

Meanwhile a little further south

Several CPRA-affiliated competitors had profitable sojourns to various PRCA rodeos. Dawson Hay was on his game once again, collecting $5,170 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 ($1,323), 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 $1,703.

A couple of Canadians cashed at Waxahachie, Texas. Tie down roper Kyle Lucas was second with an 8.5-second run to pick up $1,866 while Strawbs Jones’ bigtime 87-point effort earned him $1,330. And at the Watford City, North Dakota, Extreme Bares and Broncs, Logan Hay rode to 84 points and $1,451.

Next up for CPRA action is Medicine Hat’s Broncs and Honky Tonks Spring Rodeo April 19-21, and the Spring Break-Up Rodeo in Dawson Creek, BC, April 19-20.

For complete unofficial results and a schedule of other 2024 events, head over to rodeocanada.com

 

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