Cochrane Classic Bullriding is a go for this summer and will be a two-day event that will continue to feature top bull riders.

Organizer and retired bull rider Jason Borton says it's definitely going ahead on Aug. 21 and 22, and will closely follow the COVID-19 restrictions in place at that time.

"There will be some changes," says Borton. "Coming out of COVID, we just don't know what we're going to be able to do yet, but we're going to be moving forward. Once the restrictions start coming up, then we can start planning a little bit more."

Normally a one-night event, it's being held over two evenings to make sure people get a chance to enjoy the event.

Because of the pandemic, it was cancelled last year.

"It really put a big damper on the 20th anniversary, but we'll do it this year and make it a great event for everybody."

Borton prides himself on making it the largest bull riding event under the Bull Riders Canada banner.

"We get all the top guys here in Cochrane, and we've got the rankest bulls for these guys to get on, so it's a pretty fun-filled night of watching bull riding.

Its first three years were held at the Cochrane Arena before moving to the SLS Family Sports Centre, then the Cochrane Lions Rodeo Grounds.

This will be the fourth year it has been held in conjunction with the Cochrane Fair of the Cochrane and District Agricultural Society.

"We teamed up with the Cochrane Fair, and it has been a great partnership."