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  2018 Bar U Ranch News  
     
     
     
     
  2018 Friends of the Bar U Stockmen's Dinner  
     
  The Friends held their annual Stockmen’s Dinner at the Memorial Center in High River on January 27. Many thanks to our donors, sponsors, and volunteers who made this evening a great success, and thank you to Hansel and Gretel’s Catering for serving up a wonder prime rib dinner once again.  
     
 
Jeff Stephenson Chief Dixon Alex Robertson
Jeff Stephenson on behalf
of the Harry Sr. & Bessie
Feist family, Pekisko
Chief Darcy Dixon on behalf
of the Bearspaw clan of the
Stoney/Nakoda of Eden Valley
Friends President Marian Anton
with Alex Robertson, on behalf of the
Sandy & Annie Roberston family, Longview
 
     
     
     
     
  2017 Bar U Ranch News  
     
     
     
  2017 Edmonton Heritage Ranch Rodeo winners  
     
  The Heritage Ranch Rodeo was very well attended, as this is possibly the last year the rodeo will be held at Rexall Place, and the whole show was a bigger production than usual. The Grizzly Springs team from Waterton, who were representing the Bar U, did a great job and made it to the finals on Friday as one of the top ten teams. The winning team was the Mesabi Ranch team from Nanton, with second place going to the Meadow Springs team from Mountain View, and third place awarded to the Rocking Chair Ranch team from Pincher Creek.  
 

2017 Edmonton Heritage Ranch Rodeo winners

Northlands photo
 
     
     
  2017 Old Time Ranch Rodeo and the Pekisko Creek Trade Fair saw a record crowd turn out under beautiful skies on August 20. We had 12 teams entered this year, including an all ladies team. Many thanks to all those that worked hard to put this event on.  
 
First place went to Grizzly Springs Ranch, winning buckles made by Ralph Nelson. This team will be representing the Bar U and at the Heritage Ranch Rodeo in Edmonton in November. 2nd : Rafter X with hand crafted slobber straps made by Deryk Pitts Saddlery, and sponsored by Somerset Tree Service (Art Cox).
 
 
3rd: San Emideo with their new ropes donated by Tongue Creek Ranch. 4th place team: Soderglen Ranch won wild rags and scarf slides donated by Jennifer White and Clay Chattaway
 
 
The ranch horse competition from the morning was won by Jared Sherman and his horse, FQH Little Lynx, of the Soderglen team. Here is Marian Anton presenting him with a buckle made by Peter Swales, and sponsored by Alberta Carriage Supply.
 
     
 
Jared Sherman Sand
The ranch horse competition from the morning was won by Jared Sherman and his horse, FQH Little Lynx, of the Soderglen team. Here is Marian Anton presenting him with a buckle made by Peter Swales, and sponsored by Alberta Carriage Supply. Riley Regier's horse, Sand, won the top working horse award, donated and presented by Jim Townsend. Riley was riding for the Bluebird Valley team.
 
     
     
  Harvest and Heavy Horse Weekend, September 16 -17, 2017
Volunteers showed up with their horses, and, even a yolk of oxen, to help with harvest Saturday and Sunday. Guests were able to participate in the Cowboy Cuisine wildfire relief fundraiser by making a donation for a bowl of Roundup Stew that was served in the field and at the Cookhouse and by purchasing a copy of the Canadian Cowboy Cookbook.
 
 
Chore Horse competition Chore Horse competition
On Sunday, the Bar U Ranch hosted the Chore Horse Competition under beautiful sunny skies with eleven teams participating this year. What a great weekend!
 
 
Brendan Christensen Dwight Beard
And the silver buckle donated by Pat and Heather Case of Longview goes to... Brendan Christensen of Standard. Sprinting to the podium,
2nd place finisher Dwight Beard of Calgary.
 
 
Donna and Lois Geoff Hoar
3rd place to High River's Art Cox with Donna and Lois. 4th place went to Geoff Hoar of San Emideo Ranch near Innisfail with “Maude and Mollie”
 
     
     
     
     
  Friends Trail Ride- August 5, 2017  
  This year the sweltering weather cooled off just in time and the temperature was just right for our annual trail ride. The scenery was spectacular. Many thanks to the D Ranch for hosting the ride.  
     
 
Bar U Trail Ride Trail Ride 2017
Friends Trailride 2017 Bar U Trailride
 
     
     
     
  2017 Bar U Pack Horse Race and Chuck Wagon Stew Cook Off – June 18, 2017  
  This year’s pack horse race and stew cook off drew record crowds. The cook off contestants served up some tasty stew and we had seven teams competing in the pack horse race. Thank you to all participants who made this event a success.  
     
 
  2017 Bar U Pack Horse Race  
Bar U Pack Horse Race Pack Horse Race Pack Horse Race Organizers
Pack Horse Race Preparation Pack Horse Event Pack Horse Participants and Organizers
 
     
 
2017 Bar U Chuckwagon Stew Cook Off
Bar U Stew Cook-off 2017 Stew Cookoff
Once again Marj Bird and her sister
Janie Pighin won the Stew Cook Off Event
and the People’s Choice award.
Second place went to Russell Skeet,
Lydia Skeet and Dawn Mitchelle
 
     
     
     
  Bar U Ranch Opening day – May 15, 2017 - Admission is free this year in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.  
     
     
  2017 Friends of the Bar U Stockmen's Dinner  
     
  The 2017 Stockmen’s Dinner was well attended and everyone enjoyed a delicious prime rib dinner served by Hansel and Gretel’s Catering. We were blessed with good weather and the silent auction was a success. This year’s honored families were the Burkes, Koslings and Delintes. We were even treated to a musical number by the Delintes!  
     
 
2017 Stockmans Dinner 2017 Stockmans Dinner
Ron Burke accepting award
from Friends President Marian Anton

Monte Kendall accepting award on behalf of the Kosling family
from Friends President, Marian Anton

 
     
 
2017 Stockmans Dinner 2017 Stockmans Dinner
The Delinte family

2017 Friends of the Bar U Ranch Stockmans Dinner
- Delinte family entertainment -

 
     
     
     
     
     
     

   
     
     
 
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