Outriders

Chance Flad
Chance Flad

Birth Date: August 24, 1991
Year Started Outriding: 2007
Hometown: Hughenden, AB

World Professional Standings
2017 - 2nd
2016 - World Champion
2015 - World Champion
2014 - World Champion
2013 - 3rd
2012 - 2nd
2011 - 2nd
2010 - 5th
2009 - 7th
2008 - 10th - Rookie Season

Major Awards And Victories

  • 2008: Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider, WPCA Top Rookie Outrider
  • 2009: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Rod Glass Memorial Award (Most Improved Outrider)
  • 2010: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2011: Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider
  • 2012: Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2013: Calgary Stampede Outstanding Outrider Award
  • 2014: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER
  • 2015: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider
  • 2016: WORLD CHAMPION OUTRIDER,Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider, Calgary Stampede Aggregate Champion Outrider, Ponoka Stampede Champion Outrider


Personal Information
A young superstar outrider, Chance was in search of a record setting fourth consecutive World Outriding Championship, but had to settle as the runner-up. 2017 saw Chance win the Medicine Hat Stampede with Luke Tournier, and was the high point outrider at the Ashley Richards Memorial, the Medicine Hat Stampede and Guy Weadick Days. Chance became just the third outrider to have twice won chuckwagon racing’s modern day “Triple Crown” in a single season by capturing the Ponoka Stampede, Calgary Stampede Aggregate and the GMC Rangeland Derby. Chance has won three World Titles, five Ponoka Stampede championships, four Calgary Stampede Aggregate buckles, and three Calgary Stampede GMC Rangeland Derby championships. He was part of Troy Dorchester’s “Triple Crown” winning outfit that captured the Ponoka Stampede, Calgary Stampede Aggregate and the GMC Rangeland Derby in 2012, received the Rod Glass Memorial Award for most improved outrider in 2009, and in 2008 was the WPCA Top Rookie Outrider. He captured his first career show championship in his rookie year at the Ponoka Stampede behind his number one call - Doug Irvine - which he considers one of his most cherished moments. Chance started his chuckwagon career as a barn hand working for driver Doug Irvine, and made his first official ride behind Irvine at the 2007 Calgary Stampede. Chance is the great-nephew of former driver the late Herman Flad, and cousin to drivers Troy and Darcy Flad, and older brother to outrider Cole Flad. He enjoys hockey and hunting in the off season, is single and makes his home in Hughenden, Alberta.

GMC 2017