The CSPRA office has been experiencing some major email problems
this past week with entries and follow up and we would like to thank
everyone for their patience and understanding during this time.
We have made it through callback for High River Rodeos and the
final draws were reposted the morning of Friday, Apr 21.

Lady Barrel Racers - in order to keep the ground issue to a minimum we will rotate the
order over the 3 High River Rodeos and we will rake after 5. Here is your schedule:
Friday:  40, 50, 60, 68+
Saturday:  68+, 40, 50, 60
Sunday:  60, 68+, 40, 50





   ...our new Sponsorship Coordinator

       Some of you will know Kim already as she competes in the team roping and ladies breakaway
       roping at our CSPRA rodeos. Now please welcome her as our new Sponsorship Coordinator!
       Feel free to contact Kim at 403-804-5670 if you care to sponsor, or know of someone who 
       would like to sponsor, our Association. Call her at 403-804-5670, all contributions are
       greatly appreciated.

     “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man”
                                                                                                   ~ Winston Churchill



The first of five Wrangler Tour Rodeos for 2017
will be held during the High River Rodeos on

Saturday, April 29th

Check out last year's champs in their all star Wrangler jean jackets!
(photo compliments of Slade Rogers, DreamsAlive Imagery)

Four remaining dates still to be announced.



  Just a reminder that we will
  be including the LBR68+ age
  group at our Finals this year!!!

    You will need to qualify the same way as in other
    events; having competed in five rodeos on Canadian
    soil and be in the top ten in the points standings.


As part of the 25th Anniversary of the
High River Senior Pro Rodeo

the committee will be celebrating by having two draws
for the contestants and volunteers to win
two rodeo packages to the 2017 CFR!

(Each package includes two rodeo tickets for Saturday night and Sunday perfs
and a suite at the Four Points by Sheridan for Saturday night)

- - -
Also... they will be drawing for two sets of two tickets
to the 2017 Calgary Stampede!!

(Both ticket draws will be during the Friday Perf intermission)
- - -
And... they will be giving out prizes for noticed
acts of kindness throughout the rodeo!

Friday is "Back on Track" day
Saturday is "Wrangler Canadian Classic Tour" day

High River Entries:
by email on Apr 11-18   or   by phone on Apr 18




Calling all 40+ Rodeo Contestants...

Email entries open tomorrow
for High River Rodeos!

Download a membership form from this site (under membership then forms) and
mail in or call the office (403-875-3242) and we can do the paperwork for you.
Entries are:  by email April 11th-18th, by phone on April 18th

Get your memberships in and start
legging up those horses - YAHOO


Now is the time to start thinking about getting your membership in for the
2017 CSPRA rodeo season. Our first three rodeos will be the High River Senior 
Pro Rodeos held April 28th, 29th & 30th in High River, AB where they will
be celebrating their 25th Anniversary - YAHOO!!!

Our full 2017 rodeo schedule is still a work in progress as there are some
changes to locations and dates that we need to finalize. We do have a couple
new rodeos to offer our members this year... Stavely (2 rodeos) which will tie in
with Standoff and Magrath Rodeos to make a fun 5-rodeo run for our American
contestants and Wetaskiwin (2 rodeos).

For those of you who plan on hitting the Montana Rodeo Run there have been
some changes down there as well. Hamilton and Augusta have cancelled their
dates but Darby is picking up one more day so that we may still fulfill the
NSPRA Finals requirements of 5 rodeos in the USA to qualify.
We may even get Dillon, Montana for a couple rodeos, fingers are crossed.

Our CSPRA Rodeo Committee Rep, Craig FitzPatrick, is working hard to get
us the most current information which will be listed here under "Rodeo Info" 
then "Rodeo Schedule". Check it out and mark the dates on your calendars!


Are you looking for a partner for your rodeo event?

Check out our new area where contestants who are in need of a partner, either
for a particular rodeo or for the entire season, can be listed. With the start of the new
season quickly approaching, people are already trying to fill up their rodeo entries.

Just look under the "Rodeo Info" button along the top menu!


    Looking for a great
    birthday gift idea?

      Why not give a 2017 CSPRA membership!

            Call or email the office and we will be glad to get this done for you.
            Michelle @ 403-875-3242 or




Market experts say that a brand belongs more to an audience than its owner.  A brand is a product
or association’s identity. It produces thoughts, feelings, and expectations in perspective members,
sponsors, and fans.  A positive brand creates a feeling that people like to be connected with.

With future sustainability in mind, the Board would like to examine the Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo
Association brand. In 1993 “Senior” replaced the name “Old Timers” likely because very few
members identified themselves as old timers.  Fast forward 23 years to today where 60 is the new 40
and 80 is the new 60. Is the time right to rebrand the Association to more accurately reflect our vitality
while still retaining a connection to our past? Are we missing a potential growth opportunity with new
members and sponsors?  



On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire CSPRA Membership,
we wish to sincerely thank all the people who generously donated
their time to come work at our Casino on Dec 2 & 3, 2016.

And to our amazing Chairperson,
DOREEN MATTSON! Thank you once
again for all your hard work at getting everyone and everything organized.

It was easy peasy work and an enjoyable time spent visiting during the various shifts all
for the greater good of the Association. (some people even caught up on their cat naps!)






   Dawn Brooks
   as our new
   Finals Chairperson

      Most of you know Dawn and her wonder horse "Honey" having seen them ripping around the barrels
      at our rodeos. Now she is also our Finals Chairperson so if you have any ideas to help make the finals
      even better than they are or wish to offer your time to help out in any capacity, feel free to contact her.



Thank you to Glenda Alexander for all your past work with
CSPRA sponsorship, good luck in your future endeavors!


A huge shout out to our 2016 All Around Winners

Arnie Johnson and Margo FitzPatrick

And thank you to Frontier Western Shop
for sponsoring such beautiful amazing saddles!



It's a great looking group of SEASON LEADERS this year!

Way to go on your very successful season!!

And thank you to Ford Dealers of Alberta
for sponsoring these beautiful coats :)





LBR40 - Barb Jones "Harper"
LBR50 - Trish Brown "Winnie"
LBR60 - Frances Hargrave "Horton"
LBR68+ - Linda Jones "Bolt"

(thank you to Kenny Ullery for sponsoring "Horse of the Year" awards)

Arnie Johnson's "Stella"

(thank you to Craig FitzPatrick for sponsoring "Calf horse of the Finals" award)



Click on this link to view the 2016 CSPRA Finals Results:


For copies of photos taken at the 2016 CSPRA Finals please visit:








The lucky winners of the 2016 CSPRA Raffle Ticket Draw are:

$10,000 - Sydney Gray of Okotoks
$500 - Lee Phillips of Mossleigh
$500 - Olive Hayne of Carseland
$500 - Rhonda Wolf-Wasylowich of Torrington
$500 - John Mattson of Cochrane

$500 for selling the most tickets and $500 for selling the winning ticket
goes to EFFIE SIMPSON - 25 books... she is a selling machine!!!


We want to take this time to thank all the members who sold and/or bought
their tickets this year. It's not always an easy or fun part of being a member
but is greatly needed and appreciated in the day to day running of this Association,
which of course trickles back down to all the members - it's a win win for all!



The Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association encourages everyone
to thank and support our sponsors whenever they can!

 -- Please check them out under the "Links & Sponsors" button along the top menu


Click on this link to view 2015 CSPRA Finals Results:

For copies of photos taken at the 2015 CSPRA Finals please visit:



Office hours:  Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm
If there is no answer, I am either on another call or away from my desk,
please leave a message and I will get back to you asap.

403-875-3242  /  /  Box 393, Carseland, Alberta  T0J 0M0

Canadian Senior Pro Rodeo Association  --  Rodeo Forever!

The Canadian rodeo season starts in April with rodeos scattered across Western Canada throughout the spring, summer
and fall. The Canadian Finals are a sudden death finals held in October at the Claresholm Agriplex, Claresholm, Alberta.

Contestants compete in such events as Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie Down Roping, Men's and Ladies Breakaway, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Team Roping and Ribbon Roping. Included in the opportunity to enjoy Senior Pro Rodeo is the choice to head south of the border to rodeos hosted by the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association.


The CSPRA now offers the options of hosting a "full" CSPRA rodeo, a "timed event only" rodeo or a "roughstock only" rodeo. A timed event only rodeo will consist of tie down roping, breakaway roping, ladies barrel racing, ribbon roping, team roping and steer wrestling. All rodeos have to follow the CSPRA rule book to be sanctioned. Please contact the committee representative or your event director with any questions. Be advised that the NSPRA has moved to a “region” format since the 2014 season and included in the Canadian region will be ALL CSPRA rodeos as well as those rodeos occurring in Montana.

* The CSPRA accepts credit cards
(Visa & Mastercard only)
a $10.00 service charge
will be added on all transactions.

* Ideas, questions, concerns, or any other general information
is welcomed by the Board. Contact an event director to
discuss what is going on in the CSPRA and watch for our
page in the monthly Rodeo Connection magazine.

(403) 875-3242
Box 393, Carseland AB, T0J 0M0