Amos Abrahamson, Jesse Rempel and Kade Mills into the round pen for this good natured competition.
I was born and raised 15 miles southeast of Swift Current Saskatchewan on the family farm where we grain farmed and also had a cow calf operation. I only took a liking to horses later on in life and when I was about 15 my neighbor helped me start my first horse. I really became fascinated with horsemanship and the process of training. I attended Lakeland College in 2008-2009 and took the Ranch and Feedlot Rider program. This was a great year of practical learning furthering my understanding in horsemanship and stockmanship. To complete this program I did a one month practicum under Peter Gonnet at the Rudy Rosedale PFRA pasture.
Peter then helped me land a job with Dale Clearwater in summer of 2009 and I continued to apprentice and learn under him until the fall of 2012. This was an awesome experience vastly expanding my understanding, training horses and also helping me get started showing in reined cow horse. I started training on my own in the fall of 2012 and in 2014 purchased some land west of Hanley and established JT Ranch Ltd. My wife Toni and I along with our two girls Kamryn and Emrie continue to ranch, running a cow calf operation and training horses.
Amos Abrahamson lives near Maple Creek, SK where he operates Diamond J Performance Horses. Amos grew up on a ranch south of Saskatoon, Sk.
As a young boy, his grandfather bought him a horse which began his passion for horses. Amos started his first colt when he was 15 years old.
After graduating high school, Amos took a job riding at the Bitter Lake Community Pasture near Maple Creek, SK. Here he learned the skills of training top notch ranch and cow horses. Through the years, Amos has had the privilege of riding with and gaining skills from many seasoned cowboys. He has also had the opportunity to apprentice under Clint Christianson and work for Walter Quarter Horses.
Amos shows in both reined cowhorse and cutting horse competitions. His horses have consistently topped the market making them in high demand. Most recently his three year old was the highest selling prospect at the 2016 Medicine Hat horse sale. And his two year olds claiming both high selling and reserve high selling two year old at the 2016 Ranch Country Horse Sale in Maple Creek.
Amos believes in starting horses young and slowly building a foundation on which each horse can reach their true potential. The combination of his years cowboying and his experience in the show pen give Amos a unique perspective on training and showing horses successfully.
Amos is excited to be part of the Equine Expo and looks forward to presenting his training methods to the audience. You can visit his Facebook page ‘Diamond J Performance Horses’ or Phone (306)661-8191 for more information.
Kade Mills is a horsemanship, performance trainer and clinician. His business is located at LowOnDow Arena in Sundre, Alberta. With 6 trainer challenge wins; (including both the Mane Event in Red Deer and Chilliwack). Kade credits his success to his father’s “Training Thru Trust Horsemanship Program”. Gaining experience by starting colts for renowned Quarter Horse breeders, in both Canada and the US. One of which was Carol Rose Quarter Horses of Gainesville, TX. Not only is he an exceptional instructor, but he has also competed in the performance horse world; most recently the “Cowboy Up Challenge”, in Calgary, AB. Rodeo (teamroping and calf roping), is another one of his many passions.
“I am very blessed to spend everyday connecting equine partners, with people. I enjoy helping riders meet their goals. Whether they strive to achieve goals in competitions, or just want to be able to enjoy the trails.” Please follow Kade’s Facebook page KadeMillsHorsemanship for upcoming clinic dates and information on training and sale horses.
Local favorite Dale Clearwater will be giving a Working Cowhorse Clinic Friday – Sunday of the Expo. Limited number of entries accepted.
2017 clinic is now full.
Glenn Stewart Demonstration
Natural Horsemanship Clinician and Horse Specialist Glenn Stewart will be featured each day of the expo with a 1 hour demonstration and a special presentation during the evening Extravaganza.
Glenn Stewart is an International Horseman he travels all over the world giving demonstrations, presentations and clinics and he has students that travel from all over the world to learn his horsemanship program at his home location in Fort St. John, BC Canada. Glenn has had amazing life experiences working up in the mountains with wild horses and a strong desire to continuously master the art of horsemanship. He has started over 2000-colts in his career learning lessons from each one as he attempts to do the right thing to help the horse become successful in what they are going to do.
Glenn offers year round educational opportunities and numerous programs throughout the year, including, clinics, demonstrations, colt starting sessions, a 3-month Horsemanship Course, Front Row Seating, Extreme Horsemanship Competition, as well as the High and Wild a Horsemanship Learning Adventure Series. He has had the unique privilege of directly studied first hand with many of our legends.
Glenn is a former Champion of the Cowboy Up Challenge at the Calgary Stampede and was chosen as one of the Canadian representatives in the 2012 Road to the Horse, the World Championship of Colt Starting in Murfreesboro, TN. He was also nominated as one of Western Horse Review’s Horseman of the Year and was featured at a colt-starting symposium, Teaching the Lost Art of Starting Colts in Reno, Nevada in 2014.
Here are a few words from Glenn:
“Horsemanship is the way the human interacts with the horse. It is natural if it makes sense to the horse and considers the horse’s point of view. Regardless of the dream or discipline, whether it may be for pleasure riding, cutting, reining, dressage, ranch roping, jumping, or racing, the common denominator is always the horse. If you truly understand what is important to them and care what is important to them, the ability to read each as an individual and know the why, then the how of responding, the possibilities for what horse and human can achieve are endless.”
Equine Extravaganza on Friday evening and Saturday evening
Live HD video viewing will be shown in the Trade & Convention Centre (HALL C) and will be open to everyone with regular day/weekend pass.
- Battle of the Breeds
- Working Cowhorse – Fence Work
- Glenn Stewart – Feature Demonstration
NOTE: Equine Extravaganza evening performances are NOT included in regular weekend or regular daily admission. Separate tickets must be purchased to attend the Friday & Saturday evening Extravaganzas.To attend either of the evening performances of the Equine Extravaganza you must purchase the “WEEKEND PLUS” OR “EQUINE EXTRAVAGANZA” ticket. (All ticket holders will be guaranteed a seat in the Ag Centre)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.….Trainer 1 Session #1
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.….Trainer 2 Session #1
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.….Trainer 3 Session #1Friday, Feb 17 Trade show open 10am to 8pm8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m……. 4-H Demonstration
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m…… Glenn Stewart Demonstration
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m……. Dale Clearwater Cow Horse Clinic
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m……. Ultimate Cow Horse Competition – Herd Work
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m……. Trainer 1 Session #2
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m……. Trainer 2 Session #2
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m……. Trainer 3 Session #2
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m……. Equine Extravaganza – 4-H Demonstration; Glenn Stewart; Battle of the Breeds-Compulsory Pattern; Mini-chuckwagons; Ultimate Cow Horse Fence Work.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.…… Battle of the Breeds – Optional Class (Ranch Riding)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m……. Ultimate Cow Horse Competition – Reined Work
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m……. Glenn Stewart Demonstration
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m……. Dale Clearwater Cow Horse Clinic
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m……. Trainer 1 Session #3
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m……. Trainer 2 Session #3
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m……. Trainer 3 Session #3
8:00 p.m…………………. Equine Extravaganza – Pony Club Demonstration; Glenn Stewart; Mini-Chuckwagons; Battle of the Breeds- Barrel Racing, Ultimate Cow Horse Fence Work
Sunday, Feb 19 Trade show open 10am to 5pm
8:00 a.m…………………. Cowboy Church
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.…. Trainer 1 Session #4
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.…. Trainer 2 Session #4
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.…. Trainer 3 Session #4
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m….. Battle of the Breeds – Trail
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.…. Glenn Stewart Demonstration
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.….. Dale Clearwater Cow Horse Clinic
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.….. Trainer Challenge Final Round & Awards
During the 2017 Saskatchewan Equine Expo, horse owners will have the chance to hone their horse health knowledge with the help of students, staff and faculty from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). The college’s veterinary team will offer practical demonstrations in the wash rack at the Ag Centre, informative talks on a wide range of equine topics and other horse health-related activities for the general public in the information Theatre in Hall B.
CANADA’S ULTIMATE COWHORSE COMPETITION
» We are pleased to announce we are bringing back the Canada’s Ultimate Cowhorse Competition for 2017.