Steer and three horses euthanized at Calgary Stampede rodeo & chuckwagons

Steer and three horses euthanized at Calgary Stampede rodeo & chuckwagons

Photo: Jo-Anne McArthur \ We Animals Media

Four animals were euthanized due to serious injuries sustained during the 2024 Calgary Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon races.

  • Friday, July 5: A horse on Danny Ringuette’s team sustained an injury due to wagon interference during the sixth heat.
  • Saturday, July 6: An outrider horse on Chance Thomson’s team sustained a serious injury during the second heat.
  • Monday, July 8: A steer was seriously injured during a steer wrestling event, in which the animal’s neck is twisted back until he falls to the ground.
  • Saturday, July 13: A horse on Obrey Motowylo’s team suffered a fracture during the eighth heat of the chuckwagon races.

The death toll of the Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon races has now reached 109 animals since 1986, including 78 horses used in the chuckwagon races.

Read key media coverage below.

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July 13 coverage

Global News

Veterinarians euthanize 3rd horse following Calgary Stampede injuries |

A horse participating in the Calgary Stampede was euthanized Saturday night after it suffered a fracture during the eighth heat of a chuckwagon race.

July 9 coverage

Calgary Herald

Three animals euthanized after sustaining injuries during Calgary Stampede rodeo

Three animals have been put down following injuries sustained during rodeo events as part of Calgary Stampede 2024.


Steer, 2 horses euthanized at Calgary Stampede rodeo competition | CBC News

A third animal has been euthanized at the Calgary Stampede’s rodeo competition.

CTV News Calgary

Three animals euthanized after being injured at Calgary Stampede

In just four days of competition at the 2024 Calgary Stampede, officials say three animals have died after being injured during chuckwagon races and at the rodeo.

City News Calgary

Calgary Stampede: 2 injured chuckwagon horses, steer euthanized

Calgary Stampede officials say two horses and a steer have sustained injuries that led to them being put down.