88th Official Ponoka Stampede Poster

Featuring C5’s F13 Virgil

Virgil is 2x PRCA Bareback Horse of the Year, 3x NFR Bareback Horse of the Year, 3x CPRA Bareback Horse of the Year, 6x Ponoka Stampede Bareback Horse of the Year, World Record Holder High Point Ride at 95pts with Rocker Steiner, World Record Holder High Horse Score at 48pts.

The Limited Edition Poster was painted by Alberta’s Western Artist, Donna King. Donna was born in Edmonton AB in 1955. After spending her childhood on a farm just outside of Edmonton she resettled near Leduc AB in 1975. Donna’s love for horses was evident at an early age as she worked on pencil sketches for her mother. Her love for vibrant color led her to oil paintings and she started getting requests for paintings on hand saws and circular saws. For many years she had sold-out shows at the Ponoka Stampede Art Show. Donna only paints about four or five paintings per year and most have sold in Canada the USA and Japan.

The original painting will be auctioned off at the 88th Ponoka Stampede Showdown Calcutta on July 1st to the highest bidder.

This is your chance to own a piece of the Ponoka Stampede’s history. A limited edition of 40 prints have been produced and are being sold for $50. Prints will be on sale starting April 1st at the Jones Boys Saddlery locations in Ponoka or Red Deer, online at PonokaStampede.com or through the rodeo office at (403) 783-3120.