From Airdrie, Alberta, Covy Moore is a photographer who makes his living in rodeo, bull riding and more recently the barrel racing community. With a solid work experience, he boasts five years working as a writer/photojournalist in daily and weekly newspapers, followed by a three-year stint in online content management and photography in professional motorsports in the USA and Canada. More recently he has been working with western events organizations such as PBR Canada, the Calgary Stampede, Ponoka Stampede, the Canadian Finals Rodeo, as well as numerous rodeos, bull ridings and barrel races, providing photography, publishing and marketing services.
In 2023, he is excited to be working with the Big Bang Barrel Race and directing a curated team of content creators as part of a marketing push with the event.
Emily is from Southwestern Ontario and is a passionate, currently retired barrel racer. In 2017, she graduated from Sheridan College of Art & Design, with an Honours Bachelor of Photography.
Gethke shoots NBHA shows, IPRA rodeos, and has photographed The American, The Calgary Stampede, & Festival Western de St Tite. She has also shot for YETI, Macleans Magazine and Livestock Markets Association of Canada.
Devon Riches grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She didn't grow up in a horse family but from a very young age horses completely had her heart. She started out competing in hunter jumpers and dressage but she always dreamed of rodeoing and barrel racing. In 2013 she bought her first barrel horse and started a new journey! Which included moving to barrel racer central - Alberta.
Growing up Devon was always interested in YouTube and stumbled across self taught filmmaker Sam Kolder who inspired her to pick up a camera, start filming and learn how to edit. After discovering the work of rodeo videographer Randy Quartieri she decided to merge her two biggest passions. Now Devon shoots rodeo, weddings, bull ridings and barrel racing.
When she isn't behind the camera, she's training to be in front of it doing stunts for TV and film - like Disney's Peter Pan and Wendy.
Cynda Didier is a freelance photographer based out of the Ponoka area of Alberta. She was raised on a ranch and is an avid horsewoman. She has both competed in barrel racing, as well as photographed it. Her equine journey sees her working with numerous horses regularly and she has seen the sport from a Brazilian point of view recently traveling to that country and seeing the equine industry up close.
Specializing in rustic, natural and western style photography, she is always on the hunt for a photo that tells a story.
Alicia Erickson is a social media manager and video content creator. In addition to those skills, she has been involved on-screen in telling the stories of athletes and stakeholders with the Ponoka Stampede, Canadian Finals Rodeo and the PBR Canada Cup Series.
Having spent two years as Miss Rodeo Canada, her knowledge of the sport is nearly unrivalled and she has been quickly building her freelance video content and social media management business, Socially Alicia. She has seen the sport of rodeo from Florida to La Crete, Alberta, and wants to remain a part of the marketing and message of western events in Canada.
Lipstick and Cowboy Boots was created in 2014. What started as a website for written interviews with CFR and NFR barrel racers has led to Cassie becoming a published writer, announcer for the Calgary Stampede Barrel Racing Qualifier (2021, 2022, 2023) and other barrel racing events, as well as providing race coverage and live interviews for the biggest barrel races in Alberta.
Hausauer will again be involved in the Big Bang Barrel Race in 2023, bringing the stories of the competitors of Canadian Barrel Racing to the world, as well as assisting with many other aspects of the event.
Sky High Images is a professional drone videography company, founded in 2022 by a husband and wife team, Matt and Morgynn. The company specializes in capturing high-quality aerial footage, providing unique perspectives that cannot be achieved through traditional videography.
Sky High Images is dedicated to creating affordable memories for their clients, with a focus on the equestrian community. Morgynn, who has owned horses her entire life and has experience riding in Western disciplines, is particularly passionate about providing competitors and their equine partners with lasting memories. After a successful year, Matt and Morgynn are eagerly anticipating attending their first Big Bang Barrel Race this summer and continuing to build momentum for Sky High Images.