There are many practice opportunities provided for our athletes, as well as specific skill training in their events, such as barrel racing, breakaway, goat tying, pole bending, roping, rough stock, and steer wrestling. This practice comes at no cost to our athletes.

Strength and conditioning

As an NLC varsity athlete, you will also have access to high performance services, including specialized individual strength and conditioning programs, nutritional information, and continuing support.


For those who are 19 years of age or older, one of the most unique features of being an athlete on our rodeo team is the opportunity to live on our farm. It boasts a newly renovated seven-bedroom house where you can live along with your horse. Right out the front door you will find pens with automatic waterers, and plenty of shelter in the 16-stall barn.


Private room in shared accommodation (on-campus 4 bedroom suite/off-campus in farmhouse)

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, and there is a limit of three 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 2023–24 school year. Scholarship funds can be accessed through an application process. Learn more about awards and grants here. Priority will be given to scholarship applications received by May 31, 2024 (for Fall season 2024), or by September 31, 2024 for Spring Season 2025.

Compete in the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Circuit

We offer students an opportunity to represent Northern Lights College as Varsity Athletes on the NLC Rodeo Team. These student athletes will be offered a membership to compete within the Canadian College Rodeo Association (CCRA). More information about the CCRA can be found at
The CCRA requires athletes to be in a minimum of three courses and maintain an academic GPA of 2.0.
Trades and Apprenticing students are also welcome.

More information

Contact Leanne Esau, Engage Sport North Manage, Athletics and Community Engagement Northern Lights College for all necessary details and forms at 250-784-5157 or