July 8, 9 & 10, 2010 - Ponoka Stampede Grounds - Ponoka, Alberta

The Dee Butterfield Alumni Classic was a huge success with past students coming from all across Western Canada and even one from Odessa, Washington. There were 60 monies paid and 90 awards placed.

A great atmosphere surrounded the event with so many people volunteering to help it run smoothly. Rain the second day caused the arena to be a mud hole but the ground was safe and it did not dampen the spirits of the Alumni attendees.

Dee would like to send out a heart-felt thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, committee members, contestants and family who contributed to making this an extremely fun and memorable event!

1D - Casey Crandall - Pistol
2D - John Hummel - Sweety
3D - Taneesha Beaupre - Parkum
4D - Maryanne Hallwachs - Poke 'N
5D - Leanne MacKenzie - Cricket
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1D winner - Casey Crandall

2D winner - John Hummel
3D winner - Taneesha_Beaupre
4D Winner - Maryanne Hallwachs
1D Average Winner - Casey Crandall
Donor: Brewster Adventures & Cottonwood Livestock
2D winner - John Hummel
Donor: Kim & Ken Babcock,
Wild Creek Contracting
3D winner - Taneesha_Beaupre
Donor: Kim Kerr - Five Star Ranch
4D Winner - Maryanne Hallwachs
Donor: Kami & Slade Bowers
B X B Farms
D Butterfield Alumni Recognition Group

5D Winner - Leanne MacKenzie
Barb Lappin - Reserve 1D Winner
Dee Butterfield Alumni - Recognition Group
5D Winner - Leanne MacKenzie
Donor: Cranna & Dave Roberts
Anchor R Ranch
Barb Lappin - 1D Average Reserve Champion
Donor: Eliott Bit & Spur
Natalie Sherman - Non-Competing Winner
Raffle Draw Winner-Proceeds to MS Society
Natalie Sherman - Non-Competing Alumni Winner
Raffle Draw Winner - Cindy Watt
Donor: Shelly Swenson & Dee Butterfield Alumni Classic
Proceeds donated to Multiple Sclerosis Society

Dee Butterfield Alumni Championship SaddlesButterfield Alumni Classic Saddles - Click to enlarge

Thank you to our Alumni Classic Sponsors

Cavalier Equestrian Inc.
Butterfield Performance Quarter Horses
Dee Butterfield Clinics


Wild Creek Contracting, Fort St John, BC
Five Star Ranch, Kim Kerr, Dawson Creek, BC
Anchor R Ranch, Lacombe, AB
BXB Farms, Kami & Slade Bowers
Hinton Heavy Haulers
Cactus Water Hauling
Elliott Bit & Spur

Cotton Wood Livestock Ltd., Patti & Gord Forbes
Penny's First Aid, Chetwynd, BC
Bar A Holdings, Fort Nelson, BC
Dall Contracting Ltd. Fort Nelson, BC
Kathy and Harvey Beuckert
Ponoka Chrysler Jeep, AB
Magnum Trailer Sales
Ken Kohlman Contracting LTD. - Dawson Creek BC
Ponoka Ford
Chababa Oilfield Services LTD. - Sexsmith AB
Horse Racing Alberta
Sloan Helicopters
Ponoka Stampede Association
Don Lang Tractors Ltd.
Caroline Heffernan
Jaclyne Hoffner
Big D Products, Vernon, BC
Jones Boys Western Wear
Huckleberry's Cafe
Ponoka High School Rodeo Finals Committee
Country Junction Feeds, Wetaskiwin, AB
Associated Grocers
Ponoka Vet Clinic
Allan Dale Industries Ltd.
Shelley Swenson

Brewster Adventures
Kananaskis Ranch
Knight Measurement
Hollingworth Holdings Inc.
Cindy Klassen
Kam's Oilfield Services
Roberts Towing (In memory of Leanne)
Rechell Francis
Sea Buck Equine - Marci Laye
Gena LaCoste, Western Artist
Stacie Rae Weir
Tim Pugh
Sun Rivers & George and Rhonda Schurian
Irvine Tack & Western Wear
After 8 Cowboy Casuals
Totally Awesome Oilfield Ltd.
Nora Van Tryp
Wade & Lynette Galloway
Kal Tire (Vernon)
Kim Gerwatowski
Rodeo Drive - Tacy Isaak
Montgomery Auction Services
Janet Hunter
Freightland Carriers
Chrissie Malaka Rope & Leather Art
Bruce & Cindy Watt

Thank you to our saddle sponsors!

Dee Butterfield
has enjoyed a very successful career in rodeo including 15 amatuer barrel racing titles, competing at 11 Canadian Finals Rodeos, earning four CPRA season leader titles, qualifying for the National Finals Rodeo and winning a Canadian Championship in 1992. She has also accumulated multiple futurity and derby championships spanning four decades. Having trained all her own horses from a young age, Dee developed a knowledge that is unsurpassed in the sport. Her expertise ranges from breeding and raising barrel prosepects, starting and developing the young horse, right through to the highest level of competition. She knows what it takes to be successful and win in this demanding event, and has the ability to pass that knowledge on, helping her students achieve their own dreams.

Always willing to help other competitors, Dee began instructing barrel racing and horsemanship clinics at the age of 18. The year 2010 will be 40 years that she has held these informative clinics across Western Canada, Austrailia, and Hawaii. Teaching the fundamentals of this exciting sport, inspiring training and riding skills with emphasis on the importance of developing a winning attitude, Dee's students have gone on to win in amateur, high school, little britches, junior and professional levels. Some students have become provincial, state, and national champions.

The clinics are suitable for all levels of rider, from first time on a horse or around a barrel competing professionals, plus there is virtually no age requirement. Dee's youngest student was four and the eldest was 65, and one student has attended the clinics off and on for 34 years.

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