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  2020 Bar U Ranch News  
     
     
     
     
 
JUST ARRIVED!

Friends & Neighbours of the Bar U Pioneer Families History Book

* click here for purchase details
 
     
     
     
  2020 FALL NEWSLETTER - Click to download  
     
     
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  Friends of the Bar U Ranch Forms  
 
BRAND BOARD APPLICATION- Microsoft Word version
BRAND BOARD APPLICATION- PDF version
 
     
     
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  Our 2020 Chore Horse Competition was held on September 13
We had a good crowd, a beautiful day and 10 competitors! Thank you to our judges - Dwight Beard and Ray Van Tighem and to our Silver Buckle sponsors - Highwood Valley Ranch and Earl Ranches. 

First Place: Geoff Hoar (third year in a row!)
Second Place: Mike Hopp
Third Place: Nathan Stone
People's Choice: Floyd Mullaney with his Percheron Team - Bert and Ernie
 
 
Greg Hoar Nathan Stone
Greg Hoar Nathan Stone
 
 
Bar U Chore Horse competition Chore Horse Competition
2020 Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition 2020 Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition
 
     
     
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  Starting July 13, 2020, the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site will re-open some additional visitor services.

Visitors will have access to the following services and facilities:

* Parking lot
* Admission to the national historic site and access to public washrooms;
* National Historic Site grounds;
* The new 3 km Pekisko Creek Hiking Trail throughout the entire site;
* A new Stoney Nakoda tipi camp by Pekisko Creek;
* Percheron horse wagon ride (with physical distancing protocols in place);
* Limited access to the interiors of some historic buildings;
* Staff working on traditional ranching tasks throughout the historic core of the site.

The following services and facilities are not available at the Bar U Ranch:
- The restaurant is closed for the season;
- The gift shop is closed until further notice;
- Access to the interior of some historic buildings remains closed;
- No 'cowboy coffee' or baked goods offered on site until further notice;
- Group activities and facility rentals are suspended this summer;
- The Bar U Ranch volunteer program is suspended until further notice

Visitors are asked to plan ahead by checking the Bar U Ranch website before they travel to find out what is open, what they can expect, and how to prepare for their visit.

The health and safety of visitors and employees is of utmost importance to the Government of Canada. Parks Canada is following the advice of public health experts and continues to make every effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Visitors should follow the advice of public health experts, including necessary hygiene practices and physical distancing of two metres from others.

Visiting a national historic site will be different than in previous years. Some national historic sites may reduce the number of visitors allowed to enter at one time to ensure physical distancing and some areas, rooms or buildings may remain closed for health and safety reasons. Some national historic sites may remain closed.

Visitors are reminded that if they plan to travel outside of their home province to visit a Parks Canada place, they must follow the applicable provincial or territorial travel restrictions. Some provinces and territories allow only essential or limited inbound travel at this time while others require those entering to follow a period of self-isolation.

The Parks Canada website provides detailed information on what locations are open, what visitors can expect, how to prepare for a visit and what services may be available. Visitors should check pc.gc.ca before they travel.
 
     
  2020 Bar U Ranch Opening update  
     
     
     
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  2020 STOCKMAN'S DINNER HIGHLIGHTS  
     
  Congratulations to the families honoured at this year's Friends of the Bar U Ranch Stockman's Dinner  
     
     
 
Bedingfeld family
Bedingfeld family
 
     
 
Broomfield family Garstin Family
Broomfield family Garstin family
 
     
     
     
     
  2019 Bar U Ranch News  
     
     
     
  2019 FALL NEWSLETTER - Click to download  
     
     
     
  2019 RANCH RODEO  
     
     
 
1st - Grizzly Springs Ranch Waterton, AB 2nd - Meadow Springs Ranch, Mountain View, AB
First place:
(3rd year in a row) Grizzly Springs Ranch Waterton, AB
Prize: Hand woven saddle pads from
Primrose Cowboy Trappings, Etzikom, AB and trip
to finals in Edmonton.
Sponsor: Friends of the Bar U
Second place:
Meadow Springs Ranch, Mountain View, AB
Prize: Horse hair Mecate ropes from Jim Townshend
Sponsor: Integrity Post Structures, Okotoks, AB
 
     
 
3rd - Rocking P Ranch, Nanton, AB 4th - Bar Box Cattle Company, Wetaskawin, AB
Third place:
Rocking P Ranch, Nanton, AB
Prize: Hand crafted spur straps
from Kim Anton Leatherwork
Sponsor: Earl Ranches, Longview, AB
Fourth place:
Bar Box Cattle Company, Wetaskawin, AB
Prize: 50' ranch ropes sponsored by
Tongue Creek Ranch, Turner Valley, AB
 
     
 
Greg Hoar Natalie Benjamin Natalie Benjamin
Greg Hoar
Winner, Ranch Horse Competition
Bar U Ranch Rodeo
Natalie Benjamin
Winner, Top Cowgirl
Bar U Ranch Rodeo
Natalie Benjamin
Winner, Top Horse
Bar U Ranch Rodeo
 
     
 
Jordie Waters Women of the Wild West
Jordie Waters
Winner, Top Hand - Bar U Ranch Rodeo
Women of the Wild West
Bar U Ranch Rodeo Grand Entry
 
     
 
Women of the Wild West
Women of the Wild West
Friends of the Bar U Ranch Rodeo 2019
 
     
     
     
  2019 CHORE HORSE COMPETITION  
     
     
     
 
Greg Hoar & Theresa Chipchase Greg Hoar
Greg Hoar - Winner
Bar U Ranch Board Member
Theresa Chipchase presenting
Greg Hoar - Winning Team
Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition
 
     
 
Nathan Stone Austin Veno
Nathan Stone
2nd, Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition
Austin Veno
3rd, Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition
 
     
     

     
     
     
     
   
     
     
 
Annual Bar U Ranch Rodeo
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