This season has been a bit of a slower start for the club, mainly due to some upgrades we are making to the arena. We have moved the roping boxes over, created new catch pen and alley into the roping chute, as well as put in a long awaited runway into the arena as well. We are tidying that all up here this week and it will be ready to rock and roll with come our first major event of the season; The Family Fun Rodeo on June 24th (this year we are hosting two FFR events for their summer series). There will be a lot of contestants and spectators I am sure, and added to the concession this year there will be a breakfast available at this event, as well as hamburger’s (as well as our new SSSC hoodies which are super awesome – but I’m not biased at all I’m sure). We have a square available to make purchases with credit cards now as well. Check out the FFRS dates below for registration options. STAY TUNED FOR MORE AWESOME EVENTS TO COME (Settler Days, parade, mini chucks etc.).
Special thanks to all of our sponsors this year so far: Kabota Canada (for donation of a arena tractor for the season), Finning Canada, Volkswagen Lethbridge, Davis Pontiac Buick, The Merc, West Coast Reduction, OK Tire, Nelson Family Ranches, KingPin, as well as Stirling Truck and Tractor.
Wow! That was a fantastic night out on the (little) town. Our Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance and Auction was a huge success. We had fabulous food prepared by the T&T Rasmussen duo – spaghetti dinner with all the fixing’s. The Raymond Mercantile donated a lot to the supper, and NFR donated the beef – thank you! So many awesome silent auction items from local businesses and talented individuals – thank you! Skoog’s the amazing decorating team – thank you! Clean Dance Entertainment for the boogie worthy tunes – thank you! Winter our local bar tender extraordinare – thank you! All the great baking creations for the dessert auction (high price cake of the night was $250) – thank you! And of course all the other SSSC volunteers for their help planning, preparing, setting up, working tables, and cleaning up … we couldn’t do it without you all – thank you! We will be sure to post our fundraising efforts as soon as we have all the financials squared away – but lets say it was a HIT! Here is some pictures from the night:
What could be better than a night out on the town with your honey bunny for Valentine’s Day. Let the Stirling Silver Saddle Club help make your special evening an easy one to plan. First we will have a fantastic Spaghetti Dinner, followed by an energetic and delicious live dessert auction. Then throughout the night, with the bar open (alcohol and non-alcohol bevies available) feel free to dance the night away in style with our DJ hosted dance party, but be sure to keep your eye on the silent auction or someone may get what you have your eye on! The club has made this night an Adult Only event, as all adults need some date nights free from the littles and lets face it they ate candy and partied the day before at school (most likely) – now it is your turn 😉
Tickets are available from SSSC club members – $25/dinner and dance, or $10 for the dance alone.
(Thank you to Anna Barnes for creating the poster for us!)
We had a very successful Pink event for Wild Pink Yonder’s visit and start of their last epic ride raising money for Breast Cancer research. The tally is still adding up, but it’s up over $6700 that the community raised to donate to the CRINA. We are in contention for winning Pinkest Little Town in the West, but we have some stiff competition by the sounds of it. Thank you for everyone who came out, volunteered, donated or supported in anyway. Here are some pictures from the event:
Just finished one major event with the WPY fundraiser (updates and pics coming soon) and on to another fantastic one. The Family Fun Rodeo Series is coming to Stirling on August 27th. Events include: Goats (untying or tying depending on age), Flag Picking, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Steer Daubing and Breakaway Roping. Contestants are from 8 and under to 18 and over! Fun for all ages for sure.
If you want to hometown it, or you are a contestant participating in many FFRS throughout the season please call in your entries to Kim @ (403)344-2123 or email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org – ENTRIES DATE is August 17-19th! Entry cost is $5 per event, $10 per livestock event.
There will be a concession available that day at the grounds as well.
August 12th the Stirling Silver Saddle Club and the Village, is the launching point for the last epic ride of the Wild Pink Yonder. They will ride to 23 towns in 23 days and 500 km across Alberta raising money for breast cancer research along their Pink trail. Towns pink it up in style and Stirling wants to send them off in style for their last time that they will do this ride. As the town pulls together it is considered a Fandango town – come and join us in Pink and raise money for a great cause, lets end breast cancer! AND have some fun while we do it. Steak dinner, family dance and separate beer gardens (for 18+) at the arena – real western/rustic … and PINK.
Get tickets while they last $25 for dinner/dance with a live band – Border Bound, for kids 12 and under $10 for hotdog and chips/dance, or if you just want to come kick up your heels $10 for dance only. Contact us to reserve your tickets now, or take your chances at the gates! Make sure you come in your Pinkest outfits (see contact page or our Facebook event)
Other things happening in town: Pinkest yard/house contest, Pink Memory Main Street (buy a sidewalk, or cross walk square and we will paint a commemorative ribbon you can put your loved ones’ name on if you like), and a Pink Parade the morning of the 13th. Keep your peepers open for WPY swag and nab some before it is all gone!
Ideas for how to Win the Pinkest Little Town in the West, if you want to join the ride and/or check out the ride and organization info can be found on the Wild Pink Yonder site, and check out this video.
STAY TUNED for more info and hope to see you there (with your dancing shoes on)!
Wow what a fantastic day! We had such a great turn out for the club events, so many that we had to sadly cut a few events out. So many kids got to ride in the barrel racing, try out a pony and turn some barrels for the first time – and even more got a wee bit muddy in the mutton busting. A special thanks to all the great SSSC volunteers, and the Walk family for the sheep. The crowds and the kids loved it! The mini chucks were amazing and they were great sports in the muddy arena, they weren’t about to let a little (or a lot) of mud in the face stop them. We got to try out our new BBQ as well – yum. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the participants, all the onlookers in the cheering sections, and again the club volunteers for a special event. Cannot wait for the next one coming up – we have Chautauqua August 10th at 5 p.m. and the Wild Pink Yonder launch August 12/13th. Stay tuned. In the meantime check out some pictures from our fun in the mud.
Be sure to stick around Stirling area for the 2016 Settler Days, it is looking like it will be 3 days of a whole lot of fun. Ending off the event on August 16th is a huge day full of fun – with 3 different specific events that the SSSC will be a part of.
10:15 a.m. anyone wanting to ride as part of the club will line-up at the designated horse spot (#2) 3rd Ave and 6th St. please wear black shirts and cowboy hats (or helmets):
11:00 a.m. parade begins – directly after the parade please come to the SSSC grounds and register for the Community Gymkhana fun.
1:00 p.m. Gymkhana events will begin. (Free admission/registration is free as well). Tell your friends, and kids if they want to come ride and try it out to come on down. Mutton Busting for the kiddos, barrel racing, poles and other fun games as time permits.
3:00 p.m. The Alberta Mini Chuckwagon Racing Association are in town to dazzle us with their talent. http://www.albertaminichucks.ca (Free admission, donations will be accepted that will go towards the Wild Pink Yonder ride for breast cancer awareness/cure that will be launching their 500km from Stirling on August 12th – be sure to stay tuned about this BIG party coming to town.)
There is SO much going on in town this weekend August 14-16, 2016 share and tell your friends and families to come on out and celebrate with us. Here is the full line up for the weekend:
See you all there!
The trail ride is a go for this Saturday, June 9th. Details remain the same as before. Please see prior Trail Ride post, or our FaceBook page for more details. It is not too late to pay and ride with the group!
The SSSC Trail Ride is postponed until likely later this month due to inclement weather.
Sorry for the short notice, but Duce Outfitters contacted the the club yesterday with the bad rain storm moving in. They stated that they would rather be safe than sorry, and that the rain would create unsafe trails for the horses and their riders.
The ride will be re-scheduled for a later date. Should you want to attend, or are now able to attend because of the change in date please contact the club.