Events

“World Renowned Horseman and Clinician” – Jonathan Field

Jonathan Field

Jonathan Field is an acclaimed horseman, much sought after as a trainer and clinician for his amazing results with both horses and their owners. Having developed his own unique method of horsemanship, Jonathan’s Natural Foundation Home Study Program reaches out, giving all horse owners access to skills and knowledge they can apply at home.

Jonathan has been featured on national TV, in major equine publications, has authored a book titled ‘The Art of Liberty’ and was the recipient of the Jack Brainard Horsemanship award for overall horsemanship during the International colt starting competition “Road to the Horse”. Through live performances, Jonathan has inspired thousands of horse enthusiasts to pursue their own higher horsemanship after witnessing his beautiful, multiple-horse liberty demonstrations.

Arena Time

Foundation First – Jonathan Field offers take home step-by-step lessons with 2 horses each at a different level. Learn as Jonathan guides each horse through his program progressing each of the 3 days.

Friday, February 15 – (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)

  • Foundation First Session 1 – Leadership and Developing a great riding horse from the ground

Saturday, February 16 – (12:15 pm – 1:15 pm)

  • Foundation First Session 2 – An everyday 5 part flow exercise for all riders

Sunday, February 17 – (2:45 pm – 3:45 pm)

  • Foundation First Session 3 –Liberty training beginnings ~ then relaxation and balance while riding.

Information Theatre

Friday, February 15 -(6:15 pm – 7:15 pm)

  • Liberty training benefits, practical application and why not some fun too!

Saturday, February 16 – (6:15 pm – 7:15 pm)

  • Saddles: Fit & Functional Design Choices – Tree, Seat, Fenders, Design

Sunday, February 17 – (10:30 am – 11:15 am)

  • Stages to Starting Horses – When? Hackamore or bit? Why is the Start Everything? And when to Re-Start?

NRHA professional – Vicki Braun

Vicki Braun

Vicki Braun is a NRHA professional with more than $150,000 in show ring earnings. She has won many Futurity & Derby championships across western Canada and coaches Non Pro riders of all levels. Braun Ranch is located near Beechy, SK and is a leading source of premium performance horses.

Over the weekend Vicki will ride her top level 3 year old prospects demonstrating the foundations needed before moving on to the futurity pen where she will outline some of the finer points of the finished horse with Shiney Golden Gun the 2018 Western Canada NRHA Finals Open Champion.

Scott Todd

Scott Todd was born and raised in Saskatchewan. In his early 20’s he followed a career in the oilfield to northern BC where he
became passionate about mountain climbing. His thirst for the high country took him to peaks all over B.C., NWT and New Zealand.
This ongoing pursuit for adventure and wild untouched places led him to horses. As you could imagine there were some epic wrecks!

Jumping in with both feet was not easy and it didn’t take him long to figure out that he needed some guidance. This led him to Doug
Mills and his Training Thru Trust program. He started out auditing Doug’s clinics and the journey just snowballed from there. Now,
10 years later, horses are his life. He quit his job in the oilfield and pursued his passion as a hunting guide for a horse outfit in the
North West Territories. Since then he guided for 4 seasons in BC and NWT.

He went to school and got a certificate for Log Home Building and Timber Framing at the Island School of Building Arts, apprenticed as a farrier in Seattle, Washington, worked on ranches from the San Raffael Desert in Utah, to the Tomahawk Cattle Ranch in Tomahawk, AB, and rode pasture for Alberta’s
Pembina Provincial Grazing Reserve. Through all these side adventures, Scott worked tirelessly honing his skills as a horseman.

Scott has completed course 1,2,and 3 of the Training Thru Trust program and spent a winter training alongside Doug’s son Kade
Mills. He met his wife, who is from Switzerland, at Doug’s place. They have a beautiful daughter who was born in June, 2017. Scott
and his wife Alena now train horses full time in Entwistle, AB.


Jason Irwin

Jason Irwin started his first colt when he was twelve and has been at it ever since.

He is a self taught trainer who has put the foundation training on hundreds of young horses.

Although originally from Prince Edward Island, Jason has been the trainer at the family business Northstar Livestock, which is based out of Port Elgin, Ontario, for the last twenty years. Northstar Livestock raises quarter horses – specializing in big fancy blue roans that sell throughout North America.

Jason, along with his wife Bronwyn, teach twenty-plus horsemanship and liberty training clinics a year.

Although his specialty is starting colts under saddle Jason also works with problem horses, adds finishing training to older horses, competes in colt starting competitions, and trains liberty horses.

Horses started and trained by Jason have gone on to excel in everything from barrel racing to ranch work to fox hunting to performing in drill teams and just about everything in between. His aim is to put a solid foundation on a horse so that it can go on to excel in any discipline.


Amos Abrahamson

Amos lives on his ranch just west of Maple Creek,Saskatchewan where he operates his horse training business Diamond J Performance Horses.

Amos shows in both Cowhorse and cutting horse competitions along with training and selling ranch horses. He was recently the 2018 level one open derby Champion at the Classic Cowhorse show in Saskatoon.

In 2018 the ranch horses that he sold were once again in high demand including; high seller at the Maple Creek Ranch Country Horse sale, high seller at the fall horse sale in Saskatoon,high selling two year old at the Saskatoon spring horse sale and reserve high selling prospect at the Medicine Hat horse sale.

The 2019 Equine Extravaganza is shaping up to be another entertaining evening of equine excellence. Saskatchewan 4H and the Saskatchewan Pony Club will start the evening, followed by a local Polocrosse group showcasing one of the hottest new sports in the equine world.

Our Off Track Thoroughbred participants will take the arena next and will highlight the diversity of these Off Track horses that are destined to go on to another career.

The Prairie Carriage Driving Club are sure to be a crowd pleaser with a variety of types of horses and carriages.

Reining Demo – high caliber competitors will showcase the event designed to show the athletic ability of a ranch type horse in the show arena complete with sliding stops!

Barrel Racing – Don’t blink or you will miss the fast horses and lovely ladies – Barrel racing!

The evening will end with a bang as the Saskatchewan Cowboy Mounted Shooters show us how it’s done!

 

EXTRAVAGANZA Events ORder (Subject to change)

  • 4H/Pony Club
  • OTTB  Demo
  • Polocrosse
  • Driving
  • Reining
  • Barrel Racing
  • Mounted Shooting
Click here for 2019 Schedule of Events


Trade Show Schedule

Fri 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  OTT Challenge General Info
  OTT Challenge Rules
  List of Horses and Disciplines

OTTB Schedule

  • Friday, February 15 – Freestyle/Dressage
  • Saturday, February 16 – Obstacles
  • Sunday, February 17 – Jumping

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite OTTB Challenge horse and rider!


Ballots available at the Ag Center Show Office and the Canpressco booth in the trade show.



During the 2019 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) during three different types of presentations. See below for times and details.

  • Presentation on Bio Security – “Building a defensive game plan for horse health” presented by Dr. Brandy Burgess, DVM, Msc, PhD, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVPM
    https://wcvmtoday.usask.ca/documents/2019/WCVM-equineED-talks-biosecurity.pdf
  • 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.

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. See below for times and details.

WCVM Information Theatre Schedule