About us

C5 Rodeo Company Inc. was founded in 2008 by Vern McDonald and has since grown to two locations in Lac La Biche, Alberta, and Threeforks, Montana which span just over 6000 acres combined. With over 150 top quality mares and 20 stallions in our breeding program, C5 Rodeo Company is currently one of North America’s largest stock providers, running over 700 head of horses and 100 bucking bulls. C5 Rodeo Co. currently employs over 10 full time annual employees and provides contract work to over 30 various rodeo contract personnel throughout the rodeo season.

Providing services to events at over 30 locations world-wide, C5 Rodeo Co. understands the intricacies of world class stock services and quality production services. Having acquired a team who possess unique and invaluable experience to the rodeo world, C5 Rodeo Co. takes pride in over-all customer experience.  We are being recognized in the world of rodeo for our new and innovative approach to rodeo production.

C5 Rodeo Co. also understands the importance of giving to the future of our sport. We are proud to be a part of various rodeo schools and weekly rodeo team practices at Lakeland College, Vermillion, Alberta. Annually, we donate horses, time and trucking to help young and upcoming cowboys excel in rough stock events. In central Alberta, C5 Rodeo Co. works hand in hand with the Olds College rodeo team providing them the opportunity to be involved in the arena crew and production of the Oldstoberfest professional rodeo. We also believe in supporting young women in rodeo, and currently contribute to the Miss Rodeo Canada organization. C5 Rodeo Co. also supports youth as a whole through our sponsorship and commitment to the Alberta High School Rodeo Association.

C5 Rodeo Co. works to support our rodeo committees with the goal of assisting in organization and bridging gaps where needed.  While we work for our rodeo committees and stakeholders, our stock works just as hard for us!

Staff: 

Owner – Vern Mcdonald

Rodeo Coordinator – Gillian Shields

Rodeo Liaison – Trish Seitz

Rodeo Stock Superintendent – Dale Kling

Lac La Biche Ranch Manager – Tyson Cardinal

Three Forks Ranch Manager – Mark Cotter

C5 Rodeo Crew Member: Robin Rayko

C5 Rodeo Crew Member: Calvin McDonald

C5 Rodeo Crew Member: Dennis Samson

C5 Rodeo Crew Member: Jay Cardinal

C5 Rodeo Crew Member: Kyle Daines

C5 Rodeo Crew Member: Jarret Jackson