For those of you who hate getting your boots dusty waiting for the next Stampede – and really, isn’t that all of us? – you are in luck! October 2-4th we give you the Canadian Rodeo Tour Championship presented by Wrangler.

Photo from the Calgary Stampede on Flickr

The Canadian Rodeo Tour Championship is the culmination of the Canadian Rodeo Tour. Mark your calendar for October 2-4, 2009 and come down to the Corral at Stampede Park to see all the action. This event will give fans new and old the chance to see the best cowboys and cowgirls in Canada of the 2009 rodeo season go up against the toughest animals in the world.

With a $218,500 purse up for grabs, including the final Sunday Showdown the competition will be fierce. And through grit, strength, and sheer force of will, the top two cowboys in their events during the Tour Championship will earn spots in the Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) held in Edmonton November 11-15, 2009. Additionally, the top two contestants in Saddle Bronc, Bareback, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing will qualify for the world famous Calgary Stampede in 2010.

There is also a phenomenal music event tied in with the rodeo – so great in fact it deserves it’s own post so stay tuned and dust off those boots!