Holly and her family with Dan James.
Yesterday our committee hosted two families who won a special unique experience thru contesting on twitter a few weeks back. We wanted to set up a series of amazing money-can’t-buy adventures often giving a behind the scenes look at life at the Calgary Stampede.

For this specific unique experience, Dan James hailing from Australia- an incredible horseman, invited our families into the arena at the Agrium Western Event Centre to interact with some of the horses he has trained.

First, the kiddos were up with a mini horse and they were naturals! Taking the reins and running thru the event area and commanding him to lay down were some of the highlights. Next up, Mom & Dad tested their nerves by sitting next to Dan & his horse on a big crash mat and more.

Our second family were welcomed into the arena to meet James and interact with the horses : lead by Jocelyn, included her three month old son- his first Stampede will be a memorable one!

You can catch James continue to push the limits of horsemanship and entertainment with his exhilarating performances, helping horse enthusiasts expand their knowledge thru the rest of our 10-day Calgary Stampede. This and so many other amazing Agriculture experiences await you! Check out the daily listings here.

Holly mentioned that she was so thrilled to have been given this chance at a once in a lifetime opportunity that her children will remember for years to come.

Our contest winners in the arena.
We’ve got more amazing experiences to share with you, check back daily to see what else is in store for some lucky families. There may even be a few more opportunities to come, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @CS_NGC so you don’t miss a thing!