In the Bull Pen with Nansen Vold – Ponoka, AB

Ponoka, AB: The 10th Annual Jace Harty Memorial Bull Riding is set to go this Wednesday Night at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds. This will be the second year the event has been held there in Memory of Jace. 

It’s an event that every single bull rider wants to be at every year. I’m glad I’ll get to be a part of telling you all the story of what happens at this year’s event. I think I’ve been to every one now since I was a Junior Bull Rider back in 2006 and got on the Vold Bull Quagmire when he was just starting out.

Nansen Vold and Duane Robinson raised Quagmire and he was a great bull throughout his career. Nansen was able to tell us about a few math-ups today as well.

Here he is with the call for a few of his picks on Wednesday Night at 7:00pm.

With this event Being our 10th year I went with some of the home town picks.

Zane Lambert on ART855 Drifter –  This little down horn red brindle has been solid this year. He bucked off Tyler Pankewitz in Grande Prairie a couple of weeks ago. Zane has been riding real good thus far, and I expect him to cover this one no problem.

Tyler Pankewitz on ART816 Little Hustle Bug –  This is a bull I’m not real famliar with. He got his rider on the ground in Grande Prairie. He’s supposed  to be a solid 82 pointer and with that Pank should get this one covered. I expect to see  him back for the Short Round.

Wacey  Finkbeiner on ORBC851 Brahma Boots – This is a little black and white bull that comes from Outlaw Buckers. They were 84 points on him at Grande Prairie. Wacey is just coming off a 90 point ride two weeks ago, but has had a little trouble as of late. I think he is going to turn it around here.

Wacey riding City Lights for 90 in the Short Go of New Sarepta.

Garrett Green on WV634 Burnt Rubber – This could be the round win right here. Burnt Rubber has been well rested as of late, so he will be good and fresh for this event. They have been 88 points on this bull before. I expect big things out of this match up with Garrett just coming off a big win in Innifail.

Garrett winning Innisfail this past Thursday night on the Northcott Bull Risky Remedy.

Kyle Lozier on WV736 Sling Blade – How could I not go with Kyle. He is the number one man in Canadian PBR and CPRA standings. He just rode VJV Slash last weekend in Wanham for $20,000, so I expect the streak to continue. He’s got a bull from us that came up from the U.S. that is looking real good. He bucked off Beau Brooks in Stavely this spring, but with the way Kyle is riding, we won’t see that here.

Kyle winning $20,000 on VJV Slash in Wanham this past Saturday.

Nansen Vold

Also, here is the complete draw for Wednesday’s Jace Harty Memorial Bull Riding.

1 Jordan Arbuthnott Strathmore, AB 921 Black Golds Hot Revolver R ART
2 Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB 855 Drifter R ART
3 Tyler Pankewitz Warburg, AB 816 Little Hustle Bug L ART
4 Todd Chotowetz Major, SK 91 Rooster Cogburn L RS
5 Tanner Girletz Cereal, AB 841 High Roller R ART
6 Ty Parkinson Moore Creek, NSW 818 Johny Cash R ART
7 Josh Moyer New Lowell, ON 881 Medicine Shield R RS
8 Kim Forbes Ste Catherine de la JC, QC 872 Shakey Ground L OBRC
9 Jorry Holmes Merritt, BC 840 Hand Grenade L OBRC
10 Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB 851 Brahma Boots L OBRC
11 Jake Wilson Cargo, NSW 729 Push’it L OBRC
12 Jordan Hansen Okotoks, AB 393 Flight Risk R OBRC
13 Luis  Villareal Acuna Coah Mexico 709 Last Call R OBRC
14 Aaron Roy Yellow Grass, SK 777 Witching Hour R WV
15 Jesse Torkelson Warburg, AB 808 Speed Test R WV
16 Jared Paulson Red Deer, AB 790 Steller L WV
17 Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB 634 Burnt Rubber L WV
18 Kyle Lozier 150 Mile House, BC 736 Sling Blade R WV
19 Ty  Elliott Nanton, AB 843 Power Shot L WV
20 Ty Patten Buck Lake, AB S17 Uncle Moe R SWYR
21 Ben Forster Dubbo AUS W2 Dill Hole R SWYR
22 Cody Moore Houston, BC 777 Jiminy Hou R SWYR
23 Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC 148 Bet on Deuces R SWYR
24 Tuck Johnson Browning, MT 734 Big and Rich R SWYR
25 Dakota Petersen Wood Mountain SK 318 Riff Raff R SWYR
750 Nedley Mandingo R SWYR Low
798 Never Again L OBRC
631 Rumble Seat R SWYR
758 Silver City R OBRC
824 Rollen Smokes R ART
818 Captain L WV
841 Fake’n It L WV
800 Never Again R ART
819 Rusty Nail R ART
93 Cool Cat L WV High
RSBB Rick Siegel
OBRC Outlaw Buckers Rodeo
WV Vold Rodeo
SWYR Sawyer Bucking Bulls
ART Art Peters Bucking Bulls
All of this information comes from the Facebook Event page created by Patrick Lentz.
Follow this link to check yourself into the event:
Please join us to support the legacy of Jace Harty as 25 of the Country’s Top Bull Riders face off with the rankest bulls in the game. Cheer on the “Up & Comers” in the Steer Riding & Jr Bull Riding events. Get ready to be entertained by the crowd favorite “Mexican Bull Soccer” half time game in a one of a kind atmosphere.Don’t miss the 10th anniversary memorial intro starting @ 7:00pm sharp.
Entry between the Stagecoach Saloon & The Main grandstand, Free parking inside PSA Gates (HWY # 53 access). Free pass into the Cabaret following the Bull Riding inside the Stagecoach Saloon with Recording Artist Kory Wlos!! (Must be 18 yrs of age with Valid Government ID for Cabaret)
Tickets available for only $15 ($20 at the gate), from the following supporters:
Jones Boys Saddlery & Western Wear (Ponoka & RD)
Vold Jones & Vold Auction
Super 8 Ponoka
12 & Under free!!! (Great family event)
For more information, send an email over to
We all are sure looking forward to Wednesday Night’s 10th Annual Jace Harty Memorial! Check back here on Everything Cowboy Thursday for the full event recap with highlight videos, results and interviews. We will even get a special update from Curtis Anderson on how his Courage Canada Trail Ride went this year.
See you all in Ponoka!



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