Matt Howard mak­ing third ap­pear­ance at Stam­pede

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Sub­mit­ted Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

At only 15, Matt Howard is on his way back to the Great­est Out­door Show on Earth.

Over the lawst few years, Howard has been mak­ing a splash in the Ju­nior Steer Rid­ing Al­berta Cir­cuit. This will be his third ap­pear­ance at the Cal­gary Stam­pede. He will be rid­ing this Wed­nes­day, July 12. He is ex­cited to be back at the Stam­pede and ex­plains that in the Ju­nior Steer Rid­ing di­vi­sion there is no need to qual­ify, but he has proved so far that he is up to the task. In the Cana­dian Pro­fes­sional Rodeo As­so­ci­a­tion (CPRA) Al­berta Cir­cuit, while he hasn’t won any event this sea­son he is ranked in the top six.

“I was third up un­til this week­end, and he I was bumped down to fourth or fifth,” he said. This is Howard’s last year of Steer Rid­ing and then he will go up to ju­nior bulls. Howard rides for Bridge­men Ser­vices of Dids­bury, and wears the Cana­dian Can­cer So­ci­ety patch on his vest in honour of his mother Tanya Howard who passed away from can­cer in 2008.

Matt Howard,15, is on his way back the Cal­gary Stam­pede for this third ap­pear­ance in the Steer Rid­ing.

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