Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show

Stampede's longest running, uninterrupted agricultural competition.

133 years and still going strong, the Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show is back for seven exciting days in July.

The majestic heavy horses have been showing in Calgary since the late 1800’s (1886) at the Calgary Exhibition. The Heavy Horse Show is still going strong at the Calgary Stampede, and is recognized as the Stampede's longest running, uninterrupted agricultural competition. It is also the oldest heavy horse show in North America.

The highlight of the Calgary Stampede Heavy Horse Show is the World Champion Six-Horse Hitch class on the evening of Tuesday, July 9. Teams from across North America will converge in Calgary to compete for the coveted title. Pulling immaculately styled freight wagons, these impressive horses weighing around one-ton apiece, demand attention in their sparkling patent leather harnesses and gleaming chrome. The finale sees the final hitches move in time to the accompaniment of members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, adding even more class and elegance to an already stellar event. 2019 marks the 20th Anniversary of the partnership between the Calgary Stampede’s Heavy Horse Show and the prestigious Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Northern Lights Arena & Nutrien Western Event Centre

Northern Lights Arena

July 4: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

July 6: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

July 7: 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

July 9: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Nutrien Western Event Centre

July 5: 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Accompanied by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

July 6: 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m., accompanied by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

July 7, 8: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

July 9: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Accompanied by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

July 10: 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.