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World Professional Chuckwagon Association. Chuckwagon racing is a team event, led by a driver who commands a team of horses pulling the chuckwagon, and is supported by two or four outriders, each racing individual thoroughbred horses that follow the chuckwagon. Retrieved 13 July This page was last edited on 15 December , at Critics counter that chuckwagon racing is simply an adrenaline sport and produces no food.

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Each race typically involves three or four teams, and begins albefta the outriders “breaking camp”, by tossing two tent poles with four outriders only and a barrel representing a camp stove into the back of their wagon before mounting their horses and following the wagons as they complete a albetta eight around two barrels before circling a race track.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The sport can be very dangerous for wagon drivers and outriders. Retrieved 13 July From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 23 July The actual origin of the sport is unknown, with many different stories offered to explain how it originated. Views Read Edit View history.

Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association. World Professional Chuckwagon Association. While the sport’s popularity is greatest on the Canadian prairies, chuckwagon racing has been held in conjunction with many rodeos across North America.

Chuckwagon racing

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Three occurred between andone of which was a spectator struck by an outrider’s horse, and slberta occurred in the s; an outrider in and a driver in Retrieved 20 September Media related to Chuckwagon racing at Wikimedia Commons.

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The sport is most popular in the Prairie Provinces of Canadawhere the World Professional Chuckwagon Association and the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Associationare allberta two major racing circuits. Among them are the suggestion that Weadick first saw a similar event at the Gleichen Stampedethat he saw impromptu races between chuckwagon drivers as a kid growing up, or that cooks from two chuckwagons who had completed serving a barbecue at the Victory Stampede in Calgary then albertz to the grandstand’s exit, inspiring the event.

The first time chuckwagon races were held as a spectator sport was at the Calgary Stampede. The first professional racing circuit was sanctioned in by chuckwagob Cowboys Protective Association today the World Professional Chuckwagon Association.

Chuckwxgon of the event argue that the horses are well cared for, before and after the race itself. There have been five human deaths related to the Rangeland Derby at the Calgary Stampede.

Chuckwagon racing is an equestrian rodeo sport in which drivers in a chuckwagon led chuckwgaon a team of Thoroughbred horses race around a track. The sport has faced opposition from animal welfare groups, who contend that it is unnecessarily cruel to the horses which occasionally suffer injuries albefta them to be euthanizedand want the chuckwzgon banned. Retrieved from ” https: At the Calgary Stampede, officials work chuckwagoh with local Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and Calgary Humane Society staff to ensure that the horses are fit enough to endure the race.

Critics counter that chuckwagon racing is simply an adrenaline sport and produces no food. The WCA has grown to have around drivers. This page was last edited on 15 Decemberat Additionally, drivers can earn the Guy Weadick Award, for overall sportsmanship and exemplifying the spirit of the Calgary Stampede, The Richard Cosgrave Memorial Award, named after former driver and 2 time aggregate winner Richard Cosgrave, killed infor the best aggregate time during the first 8 days of the Rangeland Derby, and the Orville Strandquist Award, named for the great cowboy Orville Strandquist, which recognizes top rookie driver based on dollars won during the Rangeland Derby year.

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Chuckwagon racing – Wikipedia

Thus the practice is an unnecessary and cruel risk to force horses to take. The sport is alberfa as horses and drivers are occasionally injured or killed, prompting animal welfare groups to call for the sport to be banned. Chuckwagon racing is a team event, led by a driver who commands a team of horses pulling the chuckwagon, and is supported by two or four outriders, each racing individual thoroughbred horses that albrta the chuckwagon.

Why horses die on the ‘half-mile of hell ‘ “.

A smaller governing body, the Northern Chuckwagon Association was formed in the late s, evolving into the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association in Retrieved 21 July Commons category link is on Wikidata. The first wagon to cross the finish line typically wins, although various time penalties are handed out for infractions such as a barrel being knocked cuuckwagon, a tent pole or stove not loaded, wagon interference or an outrider crossing the finish line too far behind his wagon alberra.