Calgary Stampede Princess: How to lasso
In just under 100 days, the 100th Calgary Stampede is due to take place in Alberta, Canada. The 10 day event, starting on the 6th of July, will bring people together from all over the world. Not only does if feature includes rodeo, chuck wagon racing and a parade, it also gives you the chance to see the world’s finest lasso experts.
Kateri Cowley is a true cowgirl, having grown up on a ranch in the heart of cowboy territory, Alberta, Canada. The 26-year-old is a former Stampede Princess, and has even had the pleasure of teaching actor and adventurer Charley Boorman how to use a whip while he was in Canada filming his recent Extreme Frontier programme. While Charley may not have been so hot in the saddle- he managed to leave himself covered in welts- Kateri is hoping Brits will embrace the sport of lassoing, and she has been visiting the UK to teach us how to be true cowboys and cowgirls
In this video, filmed in London, not only does she give a lassoing tutorial, but she also takes on, manages to rope herself a cowboy – whilst blindfolded!