2023 Canadian Finals Rodeo Champions

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CQHA would like to congratulate the CFR on another outstanding season!

We are pleased to share with the CQHA community that three of this year’s top CFR horses are Canadian-bred! Proving that the diversity in Canada’s production of top performing Quarter Horses spans every event in the breed’s repertoire.

Congratulations to the owner, breeders, and riders of these talented equine athletes!

2023 Ladies Barrel Racing Champion: Canadian-bred SR Boots on Fire & Lynette Brodoway – Brooks, AB Photo Credit: CovyMoore.com

Congratulations to Canadian-bred SR Boots on Fire, “Cowboy,” and Lynette Brodoway from Brooks, Alberta! They are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Ladies Barrel Racing Champions.

Sired by Root Beers Boots and is out of JDS Wind River by Sun Wind And Fire, the 2014 chestnut gelding is was bred by Douglas & Carol Schaffer of Bassano, Alberta and is owned by Ken & Lynette Brodoway.

The team’s fastest time was 13.61 seconds, and the overall championship earned them a cheque for $ 72,831 CDN.

Steer Wrestling Champion Canadian-bred Dashin Haze "Tyson" & Scott Guenthner Photo Credit: CFR/Chantelle Bowman (Wildwood Imagery)

Congratulations to Canadian-bred Dashin Haze, “Tyson,” and Scott Guenthner from Provost, Alberta; they are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Steer Wrestling Champions.

The 2005 brown gelding, sired by Royal Quick Dash and out of Sheza Special Chick by Chicks Beduino, was bred by Darren and Marilyn Pollitt of Shady Lane Stables in Edmonton, Alberta. Tyson is owned by Curtis Cassidy, also of Alberta. “Tyson” was named CQHA’s 2022 Horse of the Year!

The team’s aggregate run count was 32.9 seconds, earning them a cheque for $73,326 CND.

Canadian-bred CQ Badgers Thor, “Bullet,” and Shaya Biever from Claresholm, Alberta; they are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Ladies Breakaway Champions. photo credit: Billie-Jean Duff

Congratulations to Canadian-bred CQ Badgers Thor, “Bullet,” and Shaya Biever from Claresholm, Alberta; they are the 2023 Canadian Rodeo Finals Ladies Breakaway Champions.

The 2007 black gelding, sired by JBS Badges Patric and out of Cheyenita by Chics In The Male, was bred by Dave Cuming of Crossfield, Alberta.

The team averaged 7.6 seconds on three runs, earning them a cheque for $32,441 CND.

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