Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity

In a cutting horse competition, each horse and rider is faced with a herd of cattle and two and a half minutes on the clock. Working together, they must select a single cow to move out of; or ‘cut’, from of the herd. Once the cow has been selected and removed from the herd the rider drops their reins, saying to the horse, “It’s up to you – take it from here!” The pair must then demonstrate their ability, as a team, to keep the cow from returning to the herd. The horse uses great strength and agility as it mimics the movements of the cow, always staying one hoof ahead. Once the cow has lost interest and looks away, the team may re-enter the herd for a fresh cow to cut.

Years of careful training are invested into each cutting horse. Their natural instincts to herd cattle, or what we like to call “cow sense”, are fine-tuned to allow them to become true athletes of the arena and the stars of our show.




Wednesday, October 10, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Derby First Go
Open Futurity First Go

Thursday, October 11, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open Futurity Second Go
Open Classic / Challenge First Go
Non Pro Futurity First Go

Friday, October 12, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Open Classic / Challenge Second Go
Open Derby Second Go
Non Pro Classic / Challenge First Go

Saturday, October 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Non Pro Futurity Second Go
Non Pro Derby First Go
Non Pro Classic / Challenge Second Go
Open Futurity Final
Evening Performance 6:30 p.m.
Open Derby Final
Open Classic / Challenge Final

Sunday, October 14, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7 Up Non Pro First Go
Non Pro Derby Second Go
Non Pro Classic / Challenge Finals
Non Pro Futurity Finals
7 Up Non Pro Finals
Non Pro Derby Finals