Things of Interest

Wouldn’t you love a pet hummingbird?

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Train near Rogers Pass, BC

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The Classifieds at Northernhorse.com have their own Facebook Page now.

When we meet people and tell them we are from Northernhorse, you’d be surprised how often their next line is “I visit that site every day”. And one of the big draws is the classified ads. From horses to tack to trailers to trainers, you will find many of the best that are offered for sale here. For over 20 years it has been Canada’s most visited online horse classifieds.   https://www.facebook.com/northernhorseclassifieds/

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NCHA Hall of Fame Rider Tracy Barton nearly summersaults off NRR Cat King Cole when the stallion kicks it up another notch.


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Canadian Cowboys Levi Simpson & Jeremy Buhler win the 2016 PRCA Team Roping Championship

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Very interesting visual of human growth.

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Youth Essay Contest

Rocking Heart Ranch and the Garner family are lifetime breeders of American Quarter Horses and are pleased to be donating a pretty blue roan filly for the winner of the Youth Essay Contest held in conjunction with The Mane Event in Red Deer, AB on April 21-23, 2017. If you are between the ages of 13 – 18 you qualify to enter. Deadline 4:30 PM PST on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

You can view a video of the prize filly here.

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How the Vikings started the worldwide distribution of gaited horses

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The 81 Point Ride of Tanner Miller aboard RMP’s Hillbilly Stomp

Some kind of bronc rider.

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Hollywood wrangler: an inside look at John Scott’s famous film sets

(From Alberta Venture) He got his start in movies 47 years ago as a riding extra. Since then, he’s worked with scores of Hollywood legends on dozens of Oscar-nominated films, and become something of a legend himself. (photography Bruce Meyer) Click on photo to read more.

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Winter Pasture – Late November 2016

The daytime temperatures were just above freezing up until the very end of November. The nighttime temperatures were around -8. Nice comfortable weather for horses if not perhaps a little warm. Some of the warmer days they even rolled in the snow to cool down.

The kind of days that make working with the young horses particularly fun. No bugs and just a light jacket.  The snow was gradually decreasing, the paddocks were a bit icy but not bad.

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2016 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show

We read show reports from various shows but this one has something a little extra. Karen Podolski has taken the time to get contributions for the article from the pony owners included in the article. This makes it much more interesting. Nice job Karen.

2016 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show

Written by Karen Podolski with contributions from pony owners included in the article. Photo credit on all but the last two photos goes to Sarah’s Equine Design.

July 16-17 weekend saw another Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show alongside the Welsh & Half-Welsh Young Stock Futurity & Performance Stake on Friday, July 15 in Red Deer, Alberta. We welcomed three judges in total: Shirley Cane, Elizabeth Russell, and Molly Rinedollar.

With challenging weather and economic climate, we had lower entries than usual—though unlike many shows across the province, and across disciplines—we were able to make a go of it. Continue reading “2016 Wild Rose Welsh & Open Pony Show”

The Mane Event Branches Out to New Locations

The Mane Event—premier hosts of the largest equine expo in Canada—branches out to new locations in Ontario and the US

Equestrians and horse lovers in both the US and Canada will benefit by the expansion of The Mane Event Expo.

Each spring The Mane Event hosts the largest equine expo in Canada at its location in Red Deer, Alberta. In the fall the expo is held again in Chilliwack, BC, and draws record crowds. In 2017, The Mane Event will grow in new locations that include London, Ontario May 12-14 at the Western Fair District and also May 26-28 at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. Continue reading “The Mane Event Branches Out to New Locations”

Canadian Supreme Turns 40!

Red Deer – Canada’s largest western horse event returns to Red Deer, as it celebrates a major milestone. The Canadian Supreme is marking 40 years, as it showcases and promotes the training traditions of the western horseman in the cutting, reining and working cow horse events. Offering $400,000 in prize money, the show has attracted nearly 600 entries from across western Canada and the northern U.S. states. The skilled competitors will be at Red Deer’s Westerner Park for six days of action, September 27th-October 2nd. Continue reading “Canadian Supreme Turns 40!”