-- February 14 - 16, 2014 --
Doug Mills, Kamloops, BC - Custom buckle & runners up received a snaffle bit.
Sponsored by NAERIC - Awards were donated by Wilm Saddlery of Bruno, SK
Canada’s Ultimate Cow Horse Competition
1st Suzon Schaal, Calgary AB – Custom buckle and $3350
Sponsored by DFI, Rocky Ridge Ranch
2nd Taylor Douglas, Yellow Grass, SK - $1750 and snaffle
LS Energy, Heagy Altrogge Matchett
3rd Kent Williamson, Calgary AB - $1250 and snaffle
Prairie Animal Health, Saskatoon Coop Agro
Battle of The Breeds
1st Team Quarter Horse - $1500
Sponsored by Pharmasave
2nd Team Arabian - $900
3rd Team Paint - $600
In excess of 9,000 horse enthusiasts passed through the doors at Saskatoon Prairieland Park for the third annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo in Saskatoon, February 14-16, 2014. The three-day event, presented in partnership with the WCVM and the SHF, featured educational seminars presented by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, clinicians Jonathan Field and Connie Dorsch, Canada’s Ultimate Cow Horse Competition, seven breeds competing in the first Battle of The Breeds, a demonstration by the Mounted Cow Dog Association and Sanquine Clydesdale Heavy Horse Hitch, an industry trade show, and the highlight of the weekend, the Trainers Challenge. The Friday and Saturday evening Equine Extravaganza thrilled a standing room only audience.
The Trainer’s Challenge, sponsored by NAERIC, showcased the talents of three outstanding horse trainers; Dale Clearwater from Hanley, Saskatchewan, Doug Mills from Kamloops, BC and Lachlan Bell from Cochrane, AB. All three amazing horseman thrilled the crowd during each session with their individual skills. In the Sunday afternoon final Doug Mills, in a very close completion was awarded the Championship buckle custom designed by Wilm Saddlery of Bruno, SK.
A clinic presented by Connie Dorsch from Estevan, SK was a big hit with spectators and pre-registered participants alike. Connie explained and demonstrated the methods of judging Hunter and Jumper classes.
Jonathan Field from Abbotsford, BC attracted standing room only crowds in the Information Theatre as well as a two-day clinic with pre-registered participants. All sessions filled the stands.
The industry trade show, once again exceeded expectations with vendors indicating they will be back next year.
“Standing room only, once again confirms that Saskatchewan people really appreciate that we are showcasing the equine industry right here in Saskatoon.” said Brenda Sapergia, Livestock Manager.
Saskatoon Prairieland Park and volunteers from Saskatchewan Horse Federation, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and various equine breed groups work together to facilitate this three-day 3rd annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo. The objective is to present equine related lectures, presentations, demonstrations, entertainment and opportunities focusing on the Equine Industry. Whether participants and spectators are amateurs or professionals, they will experience the newest products, techniques and technology.
The three-day Equine Expo in February 2014 will offer:
The three-day Industry Trade Show in February 2014 will offer:
» Trade show featuring equine suppliers, western art, home decor, breed associations, clubs.
» The opportunity to network with fellow horse enthusiasts
Jonathan Field – Horsemanship clinic
Harvey Macfarlane – Harnessing clinics
Connie Dorsch - Hunter/Jumper Clinics
» Equine Extravaganza on Friday evening AND Saturday evening - Additional location with live video - includes Canada’s Ultimate Cow Horse Competition Fence Work component,
Battle of the Breeds, Eight Horse Hitch Demo.
Our Battle of the Breeds is full! Due to the overwhelming response we have accepted an additional team for a total of seven (7). Teams competing are: Gypsy Vanner; Canadian; Standardbred; Quarter Horse; Arabian; Paint; Mules. We are looking forward to a great competition!
Within the Saskatchewan horse industry a need exists for a quality event that will showcase the newest technological advances, the latest developments in equine health, and a demonstration of horsemanship excellence that is equally entertaining and educational.
Saskatchewan Equine Expo will celebrate the diversity of the equine industry with the live demonstrations, breeds on display, and events featuring outstanding horsemen and women.
Whether participants are amateurs or professionals, long-time horse owners or someone wanting to purchase their first horse, they will experience the newest products, best techniques and latest technology. The event will also attract trainers, coaches, veterinarians, and people that support the equine industry with a wide range of products and services.