What is Ladies Side  Saddle racing?

  • Ladies  Side Saddle racing involves riders who are extremely experienced horsewomen  from the Calgary area. The race hosts eight ladies each night – racing half  of the track from a standing start. The ladies are riding sidesaddle  and will be dressed in period appropriate dress for sidesaddle  representing a range of dates in the 1800’s and early 1900’s for western  Canada. It is a thrilling spectacle – harkening back to some event racing that  did happen in the early years of the Stampede.

Where is Ladies Side  Saddle racing?

  • The  Ladies Side Saddle races take place in the Grandstand following the final  chuckwagon heat of the night.


  • July  7 & 8, 2018, immediately following the final chuckwagon heat of the night  during the GMC Rangeland Derby.  




Do I need a ticket to spectate?

  • Yes,  the Ladies Side Saddle races are part of the GMC Rangeland Derby which is a  ticketed event. Tickets are available at the Calgary Stampede Box Office or  online at calgarystampede.com.  

Will there be a line up?

  • There  may be a lineup when you initially enter the Grandstand building due to volume  of guests arriving at once. Lineups may also occur at the washroom facilities  and concession stands. 

What time do I need to  arrive?

  • We  recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to show time. 

Is there an age  restriction?

  • There  is no age restriction.