The Speed River Ranch - Hespeler's Forgotten Rodeo

Former site of Archie McArthur’s ranch where the rodeos were held. 
It is quiet now but Archie McArthur’s place just outside of Hespeler on Roszell Road was a popular place to go see a rodeo. The annual Labour Day rodeo at the Speed River Ranch was a hit.

Archie along with George Hewitt organized these rodeos.

Linda Inglis remembers riding her horse from their farm on CR32 to Archies for the Rodeo on the Labour Day Weekends. She would ride the Grand Entry for him (flag carrier).

The full history of this rodeo needs to be explored. Hopefully this blog inspires someone to step forward to do a more comphrensive look back at this part of Hespeler's history.
The Speed River Ranch Rodeo - Hespeler, Ontario - 1967 -

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