Thundering hooves and flying dirt was in the air at the Estevan Exhibition grounds over the weekend, as the 2017 CCA Rodeo came to town.

A variety of events were featured in which cowboys and cowgirls showed what they were made of, as they wrestled steers, rode bucking cattle and horses, and lassoed runaway calves.

"We had about 180 contestants this weekend. We've got cowboys from Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and we had some from Australia," shared event Chairperson Laura Mantei, adding that they even had participants from Paraguay.

7 major events were to be seen in the ring, including saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing.

In addition, the intermission saw the locally based Calamity Cowgirls take to their mounts and perform a variety of stunts as they raced around the corral.

For Cassidy Ross, performing with the group in the Energy City is always a great growing experience

"Estevan is our hometown. This is where everybody who has been with us from the beginning is. We've performed so many times here, and every time it kind of puts pressure on us to get better and do a better show than the last. It's good for us as a team, and the support is amazing."

Mantei was pleased with the outcome of the occasion, noting that it went without a hitch.

"It's actually gone really smoothly. There wasn't any hiccups or anything, everything seemed to run just the way you want it to."

"I'd like to thank everyone for coming out. We really need the spectators out here to cheer the cowboys on, and it's great to see all the people out," she added.


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