The Egremont Optimist and Al and Karyn Foster are proud to announce that the Canadian Cowgirls will be performing at the 12th Annual Holstein Rodeo.
The following is an exact quote from their website www.canadiancowgirls.com:
Since 2003, the Canadian Cowgirls have become renowned for their musical performances, which dazzle audiences across North America with their precision riding, stunning costumes, and dangerous and daring manoeuvers. This elite precision drill team, hailing from the township of Chatham-Kent, Ontario, consists of twenty-eight passionate, spectacular women and their twenty-eight smart, strong horses.
Their strong sense of family, fellowship, and community is what connects them so tightly with their audience – reaching out, resonating, and reminding us what it means to be Canadian! The brave and beautiful horses on the team are just as diverse in looks and personality as the country they represent, with a variety of different breeds including the Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Arabian, Paint, and the dependable grade horse.
The Canadian Cowgirls have had the honour and the privilege of performing for audiences including HRH Charles Prince of Wales, and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, as well as Canadian ice-hockey commentator Don Cherry, comedian and television personality Rick Mercer, and others. They have won several prestigious awards, such as “Best Horse Entry” and “Best Formal Coloured Guard Entry” at the Calgary Stampede Parade, and “Best Equestrian Entry” at the Indy 500 Parade in Indianapolis.
When it comes to the live shows, they have performed for the Canadian Armed Forces, opened Olympic-class jumping competitions and Canada Day celebrations, and toured the USA and Canada extensively. They are also the only Canadian riders who have ever been invited to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California – the cowgirls and their horses will be performing there in January 2013.
Most importantly, the Canadian Cowgirls know how the symbolic grace and elegance of the horse uplifts and inspires the soul, and have made it their aim to share this experience with others. For this reason, they have designated the Exceptional Riders Therapeutic Riding Program as the charity of their choice, and donate many volunteer hours to give a leg-up to riders in need.
With their hearts on their sleeves and their maple leafs raised high, the Canadian Cowgirls are stampeding your way!
The Egremont Optimist and Al and Karyn Foster, Producers of the Holstein Rodeo, are buzzing with excitement on one of the biggest changes in the history of the annual Holstein Rodeo – the teaming up with the Rawhide Rodeo Company for the 2013 Holstein Rodeo .
The following is an exact extract from the Rawhide Rodeo Company website at www.rawhiderodeo.com
The Rawhide Rodeo Company brand has been producing rodeos and rodeo related events for nearly three decades. It has grown from a small professional rodeo company to one of the largest and most accredited in the world, producing nearly 100 rodeo performances each year internationally. Rawhide Rodeo prides itself on delivering an exciting brand of rodeo and family entertainment to millions of people and is proud to deliver to each one of them a taste of the history and culture from which our great Country was built!
Some highlights of the Rawhide Rodeo Company:
- International Professional Showcase Act Announcer of the Year
- International Professional Showcase Act Clown of the Year
- Internationally Recognized and Calgary Stampede Winning "Canadian Cowgirls" perform exclusively at Rawhide Rodeos
- The Rawhide Tour Guarantees the highest payouts for their contestants in Eastern Canada, with over a million dollars in prize money available to our contestants via our events! This will continue to guarantee the caliber of contestants only found at Rawhide Rodeos!
- We remain the only accredited "Professional" rodeo company operating in Eastern Canada, endorsed by both the IPRA and the PRCA
- We remain the sole producer of the OHSRA (Ontario High School Rodeo Association), and will continue to instill the qualities and morals necessary to compete in the sport of rodeo and help it to grow year after year
- Guarantee international representation from multiple countries on our tour and at our events
- Provide the support and structure necessary to grow and maintain your event
- Produce the second largest rodeo in Canada with nearly a million spectators attending!
- Will continue to deliver tremendous value for our patrons at each and every event planned for 2013!