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 5 & 6, 2019, 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 can be purchased online, over the phone or on park.
  • Ticketmaster Website
  • Stampede Ticketing Team 1.800.661.1767