Find out what you’re missing at the Calgary Stampede’s Broncs After Dark show

Relay races, pickup racing and ranch bronc riding were the main attraction at this year’s evening show at the Calgary Stampede, promising a new experience to “ride into the night.”

  • WATCH | The Stampede is showcasing exciting new attractions this year, and one of those is the ranch bronc riding event. Hear from some competitors in the video above, or check out the sights and sounds of Broncs After Dark in the video below.

If you haven’t got a chance to mosey on down to the Stampede grounds, or still unsure whether you want to join the crowds after pandemic restrictions lifted, here’s a roundup of the action which is always capped off with music and fireworks.

Lots of horses, adrenaline and competitors of all ages are to be found at the new experience offered at this year’s Calgary Stampede instead of the chuckwagon races. 1:39

A rider takes part in the relay races during Broncs After Dark action at the Calgary Stampede on July 14. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Maxine Clermont, left, and Marc Andre Potvin compete in the horse switch event July 14. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Cedric Lalonde, left, and Maxine Clermont compete in the rider exchange race July 14. (The Canadian Press)

Bailey Hines, of Marwayne, Alta., competes in the ladies’ breakaway roping event July 14. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Maesa Morris, 16, comes off Twilight Moon during her ride on July 14. The ranch bronc event boasts cowboy and cowgirl competitors of all different types of ages. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Kendall Miller rides Butcher Box in the ranch bronc event July 14. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Who needs to see, right? Here’s Cody Wilcox riding Before Long in the ranch bronc event July 14. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Trick rider Shelby Pearson defies gravity during her performance on July 14. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

Fanny Dessureault, left, and Maxine Clermont compete in the pickup races. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)

The Stampede fireworks always cap off the evening just around 11 p.m. (Submitted by Stan Fister)

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