The Calgary Stampede is hosting the Canadian National Miniature Horse Show until Wednesday.

The three-day show will be held in the Northern Lights Arena and Agrium Western Event Centre, and showcases 29 exhibitors and a total of 82 horses through two American Miniature Horse Association approved shows, and numerous other events.

One notable event for this year will be the return of the fan favourite Circle J champs Lil Chief, who at 32 years old will be the oldest competitor.

In the "cowboy up challenge", Cypress County, Altaberta’s Jim Anderson took home $8,000 and the champion belt buckle as the winner of the sudden-death final on Monday, nudging out Missouri’s Joshua Rushing who earned $4,500 as the reserve champion.

And Drumheller's Neil Bertsch Monday night won the Class 5 Vintage Tractor Pull, with his 1956 John Deere 80.