Calgary Western Riders is dedicated to promoting fun, safety and enjoyment for both horse and rider of all ages and experience levels. We facilitate the pursuit of equine activities in a fun, family-oriented and relaxed atmosphere; encourage good sportsmanship and good horsemanship and promote the conservation of western principles and preservation of the history of the Club.
The club has been in operation for over 60 years and every year the club is expanding. We currently have over 80 members varying between ages 3-70 that participate in gymkhanas between May and September.
Gymkhanas are held at the SES (Springbank Equestrian Park) which is located directly off Lower Springbank Road in the SW of Calgary. Besides the monthly gymkhanas, CWR hosts sanctioned barrel racing jackpots, cowboy challenge events and participates in Airdrie & Calgary parades.
Gymkhanas Dates (dates vary, usually the 3rd Sunday of the month, check out our facebook page or email us for exact dates)
May, June, July, August, September, (Rain out dates in Sept)
Registration 830-930 am
Start time is 10:00 am sharp
(For further information on day fees , season pass, early bird fees or for a membership form, please email us)
$100.00 - Family (one or two adults plus all children under 18)
$40.00 – Individual
Tiny Mite- Not yet attained 8th birthday as of January 1st
Peewee- Not yet attained 13th birthday as of January 1st
Junior- Not yet attained 18th birthday as of January 1st
Senior Novice- Over 18 as of January 1st and has never won high point in this category
Senior- Over 18 as of January 1st
Jack Benny- 39 and over as of January 1st (less competitive than Senior Novice or Senior) NO Season Awards
Green Horse- First season in gymkhana, for training, exposure NO Season Awards
A rider may choose to bring another horse to ride for no points, in addition to their point horse. The Executive may decide, prior to start time, to limit the horses being ridden to point horses only should attendance be high at that particular gymkhana.
Members must participate in 3 gymkhanas in order to qualify for awards at the year- end banquet which will be held on November 4th , 2019.
Executive Board Members
President – Gillean Parrish
Vice President – Kelleen Buchanan
Secretary – Vanessa Brandt
Treasurer – Ron McLeod
Gymkhana Directors – Cathy Gunn
Parade Director – Vanessa Brandt & Coreen Calvert
Arena Director – Wayne Waddell