BULL-RIDING EVENT SCHEDULED IN RYCROFT: The Central Peace Horse Association (CPHA) is spearheading the staging of a bull-riding event in Rycroft. The event has been scheduled to take place on August 24 at the Rycroft Ag Society arena grounds, according to its president, Eric Astell. Sanctioned by the World Professional Bull Riders, the event is expected to feature 25 bull riders from all over Western Canada. The event is part of the group's effort at giving CPHA a renewed vigor and a new focus and throwing a spotlight again on the ranching Western lifestyle and the cowboy era. “Over the past 15-20 years, bull riding has gained momentum in Canada as a stand-alone event, thanks to the efforts of The Professional Bull Riders in the United States. The CPHA has been trying to reorganize ourselves, so we thought bull riding would be a good way to do that," Astell said.