On June 26, 2022, at approximately 7 P.M., Ponoka RCMP was dispatched to the Ponoka Stampede Grounds to assist EMS with an injured female.

A 30-year-old woman is dead after being trampled by horses at the Ponoka Stampede grounds on Sunday.

RCMP confirmed that the woman was thrown off her horse and then trampled by other horses.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of the deceased," stated an RCMP release. 

RCMP stated at this time no further comments can be made as this matter is now being investigated by Occupational Health and Safety.