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Rodeo Practice

The NLC Rodeo Team has adopted a clinician model as well as hired some coaching staff. We have local rodeo coaches that will be attending weekly practices in their chosen discipline. Our strategy is to offer the student athletes access to the best instructors and clinicians available. As an athlete, you will have the opportunity to attend clinics organized by the athletics department, as well as clinics offered privately. This model helps to ensure athletes receive the high quality instruction that they deserve.

Athletes have access to the Lakota Agriplex. Engage Sport North provides riding passes to the Lakota. Athletes can enjoy open riding as well as organized weekly training opportunities.


In 2020–21 we, offer many practices including:

Sunday – Rough Stock
Monday – Breakaway / Tie Down Roping
Tuesday – Steer Wresting / Goat Tying
Thursday – Barrel Racing / Pole Bending
Friday – Team Roping

These practices all come at no cost to our athletes to participate in.

Strength and conditioning

Through Engage Sport North, varsity athletes have access to high performance services. Services include specialized individual strength and conditioning programs, nutritional information, and continued support from the Director of High Performance.

As an NLC athlete you have access to Gridiron gym in Dawson Creek. Gym access is provided free of charge.


One of the most unique features of being an athlete on the NLC Rodeo Team, is the opportunity to live at the college farm. The farms boasts a newly renovated, 7 bedroom home, where athletes can reside along with their equine partners. Right out the front door you will find pens with automatic waterers and plenty of shelter. Fall of 2018 trade students with NLC constructed a beautiful 16 stall barn, and the new on-site outdoor riding arena has been completed and is in use by the team.


Residence at NLC farm (private room)

Indoor stall with turn out pen*

Outdoor pen*

Stall deposit* (due the first month)

Indoor stall rental*

*Estimated prices are subject to change. These prices are per horse with a limit of 3 per student pending availability. All prices include GST and hay is not included.


There are significant scholarships funds available for prospective student athletes for the 2020–21 school year. Scholarship funds can be accessed through an application process. Please contact Leanne Esau, Engage Sport North Community Liaison and Planner, for all necessary details and forms.

We offer students an opportunity to represent Northern Lights College as Varsity Athletes on the NLC Rodeo Team within the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Circuit, as well as at other approved competition events. More information about the CIRA can be found at canadiancollegerodeo.com

CIRA requires athletes to be in a minimum of 3 courses and maintain an academic GPA of 2.0. Other event competitions require minimum 1 course.

Priority will be given to scholarship applications received by May 31, 2021, for Fall season 2021 or by September 31, 2021 for Spring Season 2022.

More information

Contact Leanne Esau, Engage Sport North Community Liaison and Planner, at 250-784-5157 or esau@pris.ca.