Calamity Cowgirls

A message from the girls...

Marci had an injury during hockey season this past winter and unfortunately re-injured it during trick riding practice. With that being said due to these unforeseen circumstances we will not be performing this season.
The sport we have loved for the past 5 years is all about safety and team work. We were already down to two with Cassidy gone to school and now with Marci’s injury it is definitely not a one person show.
This has been extremely tough for us, as we love performing for all of our fans and being on the road.
Through it all there has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are, and not to mention some pretty amazing horses. Millions of memories were made and so many life lessons learned.
We definitely would not have gotten here had it not been for all of you and all of your support.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone for everything over the years. It has not gone unnoticed.
We would especially like to thank our coach Laura Melle and our parents for never giving up on us and continuously being our biggest fans while supporting us through it all.
To our major sponsors Ritchie Bros., Prairie Animal Health Centre and Girard Bulk Service - thank you for getting us where we needed to be! And of course Laura Elash with Canpressco Oil for keeping the horses looking so good!
We will continue our passion for the sport through teaching lessons and putting on clinics.
Again thank you so so much to all our amazing fans for your never ending support. We will miss you all!

-The Calamity Cowgirls


I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should just go ahead and be one.

-Calamity Jane-

People have good things to say...

Laura Melle (Lausen)

Cassidy, Cashlyn and Marci are a rising sensation in the world of rodeo. These girls are not only beautiful and talented, they are the true definition of cowgirls. I have been coaching the Calamity Cowgirls now for 4 years. These young ladies show great determination and commitment at every single practice. Each rider has experienced many challenges such as training their own horses, body limitations, falls, and injuries. They have always been able to persevere as a team and with a positive attitude. They truly make the most difficult tricks look easy with smiles on their faces through hours of dedicated training. These ladies have tremendous talent which is easy to see during their performances, leaving rodeo crowds across Canada and the US on their feet.

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Laura (Lausen) Melle

Coach of the Calamity Cowgirls

I had the privilege of seeing them perform in person. That level of dedication and showmanship is rare, but especially profound in a group of girls who are in their early teens and have only been performing for a short amount of time. The piece that we aired on our sportscasts was widely shared and remarked on, for their ability and their character.

- CTV Regina

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Bianca Millions

Sports Anchor/Reporter

One girl after another dangles upside down, suspended in a mid-cartwheel arc off the side of her horse as her hands skim the same ground front hooves just graced. The Calamity Cowgirls and their sequined quarter horses acrobat across the arena at a dead gallop as they perform suicide drags, back breakers, and vaults - dangerous yet beautiful stunts that have the crowd roaring its approval during an evening performance in Estevan, Saskatchewan.

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Sydney Glasoe Caraballo

Feature Writer, The Journal, Crosby, ND

Calamity Cowgirls Trick Riders

The Calamity Cowgirls Trick Riders performed at the Home on the Range Champions Match Ride Rodeo, Saturday, August 5th in Sentinel Butte, ND and once again, did a GREAT job! If you want to really enhance any event that you are staging, they make a very crowd-pleasing addition.

Richard Angus Ranch