Western Chuckwagon Association



      Grande Prairie Stompede, May 30-June 3, 2018, Wed-Sunday





Rilee Letendre

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In a sport dominated by men, the WCA welcomes its first female driver competing in a big thoroughbred wagon and on May 31, 2017, chuckwagon fans at the Grande Prairie Stompede will witness her first race!

Although she has roots in the Peace Region, Rilee Letendre now comes from Drayton Valley, Alberta. She has been around horses since she was a tiny tot. Her first “hands on” experience with the thoroughbred race horse came to be when she worked as a barn hand with the late Bruce McAleney. From there, she worked with her uncle, Brian Lewis until his retirement, and it was from him she learned the fine art of handling the big horses. She then spent time on the road honing her skills and driving a chariot under the guidance of 3 time WCA Tour Champion, Sean DeBolt. Now she is ready to sit in the box by herself.

Strength of arm and strength of heart are the two biggest requirements to be a succesful thoroughbred chuckwagon driver and Rilee has an abundance of both. It will be exiting to follow Rilee and watch her refine her skills as she finds her place in her first year on the road.  

In the off season. Rilee works as an EMR and spends as much time as she can playing and refereeing Ringette.

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