The patriotic riding team, Canadian Cowgirls, are inviting community members to check out their dress rehearsal today (July 2).

The elite rodeo style, precision riding team consists of women and their horses from Chatham and Kent, Ontario performing daring musical drills in spectacular glittering costumes. 

The team has been stabling at Cochrane's AG grounds in preparation for the Calgary Stampede and ten days of Stampede action. Terry Jenkins, Captain of the Canadian Cowgirls, says Cochrane has been a great host. "The community of Cochrane have been so accommodating and friendly our team would like to give something back to show our appreciation. We are so proud to be Canadian and want to show that pride in our one hour show."

The Canadian Cowgirls have a number of honours to their name including representing Canada at the prestigious Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade, the famous Indy 500 Parade, and chosen to stand as honour guard for Prince Charles.

The ladies not only ride for themselves but have a love of riding they share with others. The Canadian Cowgirls have designated the Acceptional Riders Therapeutic Riding program as their charity of choice and devote many volunteer hours to give a leg up to riders with special needs.

You can be one of the first to view their performance a 4 pm at the Cochrane AG Grounds.