Mules & Ponies

Some things just catch your fancy.

Like a Mule and Donkey Show.

English

or how about a Pony Show?

Alvesta Sedona, yearling Welsh Section B (Llanarth Tarquin x Alvesta Fairy Lustre) was 2017 overall Welsh Gelding Champion. Owned by Alvesta Farm; shown by Karen Podolski. Michelle Walerius Photography.

Alvesta Sedona, yearling Welsh Section B (Llanarth Tarquin x Alvesta Fairy Lustre) was 2017 overall Welsh Gelding Champion. Owned by Alvesta Farm; shown by Karen Podolski. Michelle Walerius Photography.

I was reading through the events section on Northernhorse when it struck me that these might be fun “things to do” for almost anyone. 

Baby

Alberta Long Ears Days 2018 is happening on August 11 & 12 at the Red Lodge Guest Ranch, 11 km west of Bowden, AB on Sec Hwy 587. Strictly a Donkey and Mule show, you are sure to see some interesting equine and human characters.

Spots

This is the longest running Mule & Donkey Show in Canada. Come on out for a pleasant Sunday drive in Central Alberta and an interesting show for the whole family.

Driving

More information about this event at

Russ Shandro – 780-632-5410
email: info@albertadonkeyandmule.com
www.albertadonkeyandmule.com

Then I noticed another really interesting family event happening the same weekend a little further north near Leduc, AB. It is the 2018 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show. August 10 – 12, 2018.

Welsh Mountain Pony mare Silverpine Jubilee (Menai Step-On x Cats Enuff by Tanglewood Cats Jupiter) with rider Becca. Photo: Michelle Walerius Photography.

Welsh Mountain Pony mare Silverpine Jubilee (Menai Step-On x Cats Enuff by Tanglewood Cats Jupiter) with rider Becca. Photo: Michelle Walerius Photography.

Centered on Welsh. Open to all.

Location: Amberlea Meadows Equestrian Centre, Leduc County, AB

Website: www.piperp13.wixsite.com/wildroseshow (all show forms found here)

This is a family-friendly show with competitive and fun classes for all ages and skill levels. A variety of in-hand, riding, and driving classes are offered—from Welsh breed, Sport Pony, and Model Hunter halter classes to English, Western, Hunter, Sidesaddle, and gymkhana ridden classes to driving, trail, showmanship, and costume.

Welsh Mountain Pony 2-year-old colt, Sunburst Heart of Jubilee (Sunwillow Jubilee x Young's Heart Breaker) was the 2017 Supreme Champion Welsh. Shown and owned by Kasandra Miller. Michelle Walerius Photography.

Welsh Mountain Pony 2-year-old colt, Sunburst Heart of Jubilee (Sunwillow Jubilee x Young’s Heart Breaker) was the 2017 Supreme Champion Welsh. Shown and owned by Kasandra Miller. Michelle Walerius Photography.

Classes for Welsh Ponies and Cobs, alongside many open classes—registered and unregistered ponies and horses are most welcome.

We’re betting there are some heart stealing little ponies going to show up at this event. This is not only interesting for kids who already have horses in their lives but also a great place to introduce your kids to ponies and horses. You don’t have to be a rider to enjoy the beauty of a horse.

Berrylyn Alexi, 15-year-old Half-Welsh mare (Alvesta Folklore x TH Centrefold), 2017 Grand Champion Sport Pony and Half-Welsh breed class winner. Owner: Nancy Haverstock; handler: Eliza Haverstock. Michelle Walerius Photography.

Berrylyn Alexi, 15-year-old Half-Welsh mare (Alvesta Folklore x TH Centrefold), 2017 Grand Champion Sport Pony and Half-Welsh breed class winner. Owner: Nancy Haverstock; handler: Eliza Haverstock. Michelle Walerius Photography.

Looking for other things to do also? Check out the Northernhorse Events.

Think you would like to let more horsepeople know about your event? Just email the details to lynn@northernhorse.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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