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Officers / Directors / Committee

Left to right: David Baker, Kelly Baker, Steven Skillings, Bob Wiles, Erin Baremore, Kylie Evans, Sheree Evans, Kit Evans (back), Haley Evans, Randy Burgess, Therese Wiles, Chelsie Evans, Kimber DeChenne, Lacie Skillings, Katie Lowe, Tammy Hindman, Kendall Case, Kaylee Hindman, Brock Hindman, Tymra Anderson, Riley Baker. Not pictured: Kristi Williamson, Kyle Evans, Melody Payne, Kari King & Sean Peterson.

Welcome fans!

I am very excited for the 76th anniversary of the Elgin Stampede. I couldn’t write enough thank you’s to show my appreciation for the countless hard-working, selfless individuals, the many generous sponsors, our spectators, contestants and our committee members who make this rodeo a success. I will say it one more time, THANK YOU. I am very excited to share with you all that the grounds have a brand new look this summer; a makeover was long overdue! We began work on the arena and transitioned to implementing new bucking chutes. We then redug and transformed the holding pens and finally began construction of a spacious and accommodating Crows Nest to house our rodeo operations personnel. This arena project is BIG, it’s bright, and its become a beautiful transformation. I am enthusiastic to also share that the Stampeders have incorporated an addition to the organization, three years in the making that we as a committee are very proud about. The Roughstock Committee was established to provide an opportunity for newly-interested volunteers to gain mentorship from veteran members and their decades-worth of knowledge and experience. This growing group of individuals have hit the ground running and are going to take the Elgin Stampede into a very bright future.

We are so excited you are here! Be sure to grab yourself a cold beverage and a good seat, and join us for four days of old Western tradition of the Elgin Stampede. What a ride!

--Randy Burgess, President
Randy Burgess, President Randy Burgess, President
Kit Evans, Vice President Kit Evans, Vice President
Kylie Evans, Secretary Kylie Evans, Secretary
Katie Lowe , Co-Treasurer Katie Lowe , Co-Treasurer
Kimber DeChenne, Co-Treasurer Kimber DeChenne, Co-Treasurer
Haley Evans, Director Haley Evans, Director
Kristi Williamson, Director Kristi Williamson, Director
Kyle Evans, Director Kyle Evans, Director
Bob Wiles, Director Bob Wiles, Director
Melody Payne, Director Melody Payne, Director
Sheree Evans, Director Sheree Evans, Director
Therese Wiles, Director Therese Wiles, Director
Chelsie Evans, Director Chelsie Evans, Director
Steven Skillings, Director Steven Skillings, Director
Erin Baremore, Director Erin Baremore, Director
Court Chaperones, Kelly & David Baker Court Chaperones, Kelly & David Baker

It is with sincere and profound sadness that the Stampeders tip our hats to a fallen cowboy. Our organization’s president, Ty Hallgarth, passed away suddenly on January 31, 2022. We are at a loss for words to adequately describe our collective grief.

Ty had served the Stampeders since 2013, when he was elected as a Director. In 2015, Ty became Vice President of the Stampede. In 2017 he became President, and had remained in that role for the last five years. We lost our organization’s President, but more importantly, we lost a Stampede family member and an incredible friend. A big smile. A contagious laugh. A work ethic and talent that put all of us to shame. A love for rodeo and for our community. Our world is different without him, and his absence will be felt for years to come.

The Stampeders extend our very deepest condolences to Ty’s family, and we ask in sincerity that you hold them in your prayers now, and in the weeks and months ahead.

In Ty’s memory, and in honoring his love of Stampede, of rodeo, and of the community of Elgin, the Stampeders launched the Ty Hallgarth Memorial Xtreme Bronc Riding for the first time this year. It is only but a small token of our love and appreciation for Ty and his family. We hope it honors him, and that this event lives on for years to come. May we always remember Ty.

“Sit tall in the saddle

Hold your head up high

Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky

And live like you ain’t afraid to die

And don’t be scared, just enjoy the ride.”

Until we see you again, Ty, rest in peace.

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