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True to our rich western heritage and the “Cowboy Way”, on July 19th, 20th, 21st & 22nd, 2018 we will be celebrating our 53rd Annual Quesnel Rodeo. If you’re looking for an exciting and family friendly entertainment, we would love to have you join us.

For our 2018 rodeo, we’ve added a Video Replay Screen. Regency Chrysler and Quesnel Toyota, two great community-minded businesses are the title sponsors for this video replay screen. Thanks to Quesnel Toyota and Regency Chrysler and their 8ft. x 16ft replay screen you won’t miss any exciting rodeo action.

Our 53rd annual rodeo will bring together British Columbia’s top rodeo contestants and stock for an action packed rodeo weekend. Rodeo fans will experience extreme rodeo competition, including bull fighting entertainment and fan-favorite local events; Wild Horse Race, Wild Cow Milking and Tim Hortons’ Calf Scramble.

If you’re looking to connect with your western roots and exciting family entertainment, nothing equals the excitement and entertainment value of the Quesnel Rodeo.

The Quesnel Rodeo Club’s ability to host these great community-rodeo events is only possible with the great moral and financial support which has been generously provided by our community and our great corporate sponsors.  Be sure to visit “Our Partner’s” page and check out our great community minded corporate sponsors.  To our rodeo fans and corporate sponsors we are truly grateful and say, thank you.

  Thursday’s Gymkhana Equestrian Events start at 6:00 pm. Starting at 4:30 pm, entries will be taken in person at the Quesnel Rodeo Club’s office (at the rodeo grounds). Events: Keyhole, Poles & Barrels. Age categories: 6 and under; 7 to 12; 13 to 17 & 18 and over. Entry fees: $15.00 per event, $5.00 per event for lead line. Cash Only. This is a Jackpot event with all money going back to the contestants along with high point buckle in each age division. Free audience admission for this event.
  Thursday’s Midnight Run 5D Barrel Race starts at 9:00 pm. Hosted by the Quesnel Barrel Racers. Open to all age with $400.00 added money. $40.00 entry fee. Enter at race. Sponsored in part by Sword Quarter Horses and Cariboo Nebulizer. For additional information contact Amanda Mero at amandamero@hotmail.com. Free admission to the grandstands for this event.
  Friday’s rodeo performance starts at 6:45 pm. If you are “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” feel free to join with the Cowboys and Cowgirls as they wear pink in support of the brave women and men in our community who every day battle breast cancer and it’s terrible effects.
  Saturday’s rodeo performance starts at 1:00 pm. Saturday’s rodeo performance is dedicated to “Concussion Awareness” initiatives which promote a greater awareness of brain injuries. These initiatives will help rodeo athletes and their families gain the knowledge and skills required to ensure their safety.
Saturday Night's Save On Foods – Steak Dinner is a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital. This great steak dinner will be served directly following Saturday’s rodeo performance.  Look for the Save-On-Foods Steakhouse (tent) located on the grass field just outside the rodeo grandstand’s entrance gates. Have a great steak while supporting an even greater cause.
  Saturday night’s Rodeo Barn Dance with Trick Ryder. Doors open at 9:00 pm. Entrance to the dance is by advance ticket purchase only. Tickets for this popular dance will be available for “in person” purchases starting at 9:00 am, July 3rd at Circle “S” Western Wear, 323 Reid Street, Quesnel, B.C. Telephone 250-992-2811. Any remaining tickets will be offered for sale during the rodeo at the Quesnel Rodeo Club Office, Alex Fraser Park. For prices and further information on the Rodeo Dance, PLEASE CLICK HERE.
  Sunday’s rodeo performance starts at 1:00 pm. This rodeo performance is in support of Military, RCMP & Emergency Services. To recognize and honor these people who serve us, our contestants and fans are encouraged to wear red.
  Sandman HotelsQuesnel’s Sandman Hotel is again offering rodeo fans great savings with their Quesnel Rodeo Preferred Rate for hotel rooms.  These preferred room prices are available for any, or all of the following dates: July 19th through to July 22nd. When making your reservation, quote confirmation # 21160 for this Preferred Rate. Contact the Sandman Hotel reservation desk at 1-800-726-3626, or 1-250-747-3511, or click on the Sandman logo to take you to their website. The number of hotel rooms being offered at the Quesnel Rodeo Preferred Rate is limited. To ensure that you can enjoy this great rate, book early!
  Save On FoodsSave On Foods – Steak Dinner
Saturday, July 21st at 4:00 pm 
* Save-On- Foods, a great community partner in support of BC Children’s Hospital is pleased to again offer rodeo fans a great steak dinner.  This dinner is a fundraiser for BC Children’s Hospital.  This great steak dinner will be served directly following Saturday’s rodeo performance. Watch for the Save-On-Foods Steakhouse (tent) conveniently located on the grass field just outside the rodeo grandstands entrance gates. Have a great steak while supporting an even greater cause.

Plan now to have a great steak and support BC Children’s Hospital!! SaveOnFoods.com


McDonald’s Novice Rookie Rough Stock Events
Always looking to facilitate the safest and responsible way for young rodeo contestants to enter into the sport of rodeo, McDonald’s have sponsored our novice rough stock events.   In April 2017, the Quesnel Rodeo Club and McDonald’s partnered to host a Bull Riding, Bareback and Saddle Bronc rodeo school for novice rough stock contestants.  With the assistance of local seasoned rodeo contestants, this school was a great entry point for cowboys and cowgirls to enter the sport of rodeo.  Students who attended this school and other novice riders are eligible to compete for our rodeo’s McDonald’s Novice Rough Stock Champion Buckles. 
* Novice Horse Bare Back & Saddle Bronc. No entry fee. $300.00 added money and buckle. Combined high-point winner takes all.
* Novice Bull Riding. Entry fee $30.00. $500.00 added money and buckle. 
All payouts as per BCRA Rule Book. 


Local Entries for Rodeo Events

Entries for our Number Eight Team Roping, Rookie Rough Stock Bareback & Saddle Bronc, Wild Cow Milking & Flat Race along with Local Entries for other rodeo events will be accepted by telephone on the following dates; July 4th, 5th & 6th, between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm (PDT). Contact Lori at 250-249-5805. Up until July 6th at 8:00 pm, entries will be accepted by e-mail at qrclocalentries@gmail.com. E-mail entries will only be accepted until 8:00 pm, July 4th.

As our Wild Horse Race is a Canadian Wild Horse Racing Association (CWHRA) sanctioned event, all entries for this event must be made through the CWHRA. Entry date & times are July 4th, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (PDT). To enter, telephone 1-306-371-1099. For additional information please visit
www.wildhorseracing.ca, or contact Al Puhallo at (250) 992-8168.

Number Eight Roping. Enter two times. Fifty dollars/end. Buckles to First Place.

Our Wild Horse Race, Flat Race, Wild Cow Milking and Rookie Rough Stock events have added money.


The Quesnel Rodeo Club is a volunteer organization which works to promote and preserve our western traditions, values and heritage and works to enrich the lives of all British Columbians by providing wholesome family entertainment.

Circle S Western Wear
Marlo Logging
Quesnel Toyota
Regency Chrysler
Billy Barkers
Make Traxx
Chemo RV
Sandman Hotel
Cariboo Ford
Alberta Premium
Provincial Helical Piles Ltd
Brodex Industries
Quesnel Sand & Gravel
CFNR Network

* Clown/barrel man - Blayne Wendland
* Rodeo Announce - Jay Savage
* Grand Entry Act - Wild West Riders
* Stock Contractor - C + Rodeos




We here at the Quesnel Rodeo are Proud to welcome all our great Rodeo fans, our phenomenal sponsors and contestants to the 53rd annual Quesnel Rodeo. With new local events being added to our rodeo, there is definitely something for everyone, from the hardcore Rodeo contestant to the grassroots gymkhana enthusiasts. With the cancellation of our rodeo last year due to the wildfire situation, we wanted to make our 2018 rodeo an event to remember. The club members have been working tirelessly in preparation for this year’s event. We have added a big screen for the very first time to enhance your rodeo experience. Sit back relax, visit with your neighbor and enjoy the show.

Ray Jasper
President Quesnel Rodeo Club

* Please be advised that during our rodeo weekend, while on Alex Fraser Park property, all dogs must be leashed and are not allowed to run at large. With the exception of personal assistance dogs (i.e. seeing eye dogs, etc.), no dogs will be permitted within the Rodeo Arena Grand Stand.

Steve Hohman & Babba Ganoosh Mariah Mannering Matt O'Flynn & Diesel Dave - Click to enlarge

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