Stavely, AB: The Last Chance Futurity took place last night at the Stavely Arena. Lorne High and his family known as the Flying High Rodeo Company won first, second and third place to take home about $6,900 on August 31st, 2012.
An invitational Junior Bull Riding was held where six young riders were invited from Chad Besplug’s clinic this spring. Bailey Hlus won the Jr. Bulls in Stavely to start off the futurity with a 73 point ride.
A black brockle faced bull of the Flying High Rodeo Company with the number 33 was the night’s champion with this out.
Flying High’s #45 went right after #33 and was exactly one point lower.
Yet another Flying High Bull won third but was the first of four high bulls to do nearly the exact same thing. #91 was marked 83.875 points for a third and fourth tie.
Allen Sheilds’ #180 also split third and fourth with the Flying High Bull at 83.875 points.
Burke Ramsay’s #3 split fifth and sixth with an 82.875 point marking.
Allen Shields placed twice, with #330 splitting fifth and sixth as well with 82.875 points
With Nansen Vold’s advice, according to Nansen, his wife Jenn and Curtis Sawyer bought the winning High team. They won $7,525 from the Calcutta.
The event had a great turnout of people and an outstanding format to get people involved. With each of the teams going for about $400 to $500 it made things interesting. Compared to last year the bull power was outstanding too. It’s a huge improvement from the inception last year.
It will be great to see where it goes next year and how much better it gets once again. Events like this improve the quality and quantity of outstanding bucking bulls to come from Canada. A win-win situation for everyone involved.