The Piikani Youth Rodeo is running on Wednesdays for the winter. On Wednesday, February 24 the Rodeo gave area youth an opportunity to ride horses and steers. The Piikani Youth Rodeo is open to anyone between the ages of 4 and 25, regardless of race, sex, or creed. The events for the winter rodeo include Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Horsemanship, and Steer Riding. The next one is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, 4-7 pm, again at the Pincher Creek Agricultural Society's Horseshoe Pavilion. The Rodeo sponsored by the Aakom Kiyii Health Services Riding Program.
"I've ridden horses my entire life. I started riding when I was about seven years old," said Potts. "I bring the majority of the horses here. I'm just really honored with all the kids that show up." Potts stressed that the rodeo is open to kids both on and off the reserve. "We won't turn anyone away. There's no cost. We get a lot of kids from town, and the thing is the people from the town that come are very helpful, and they bring a lot of their own horses as well. If somebody is not comfortable on a certain horse, we'll accommodate them. I won't let any young cowboys ride if they're scared, or if they're upset." Potts was proud to state that in three years of hosting the rodeo they've had no injuries.