February 15 – 18, 2018

By Lori Cates, Manager – Agriculture

Prairieland Park organizers and the Saskatchewan Equine Expo committee would like to thank their partners, The Saskatchewan Horse Federation, and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, along with all the sponsors, media, and volunteers who helped to make the 7th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo such an amazing success. This weekend saw almost 10,000 attendees enjoy the show, demonstrations, and the trade show.

The Saskatchewan Equine Expo showcases many elements of the equine industry through demonstrations, clinics, competitions, awards, and an industry trade show. One of the main elements of our show is Canada’s Ultimate Cow Horse Competition. This year, Dale Clearwater took first place in the Open Division riding Shesa Smart Bet Ncat owned by Brenda Hagel from Saskatoon. Dale also placed second, riding Hollys Lil Cat owned by Roger Willis and Sharla Bussie. In third place was Amos Abrahamson riding his own horse, Diamond J Val. For his efforts, Dale was awarded a trophy buckle sponsored by Cowtown and merchandise prizes from Back on Track.

In the Non-Pro Division of the Ultimate Cow Horse, first place went to Susan Schaal riding her horse, Chics Ruffled Up. Noreen Fenske was awarded second place riding her own horse, Spooks Delta Dude. Both riders received Back on Track merchandise prizes.

Clinician and trainer Jonathan Field presenting his first demo of the weekend.

We thank our three incredible trainers for their entertaining performances, and congratulate Adam Thiessen from Waldheim, Saskatchewan for being named the winner of the 2018 NAERIC Trainer Challenge. Both Jonathan Field and Amy West captivated the audience with their expertise and horsemanship through their demonstrations and clinics this year. 

NAERIC Trainer Challenge 2018 winner Adam Thiessen of Waldheim, SK.

Our thanks also go to the committee for their support and time in producing and creating this event annually, and our 2018 sponsors: Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals, NAERIC, Meridian Surveys, The Hartford, Cervus Equipment, Hi-Hog Equipment, Back on Track, Cowtown, Bill & Rhonda Wilm, Canpressco, and Diamond K Ranch.

Dale Clearwater took first place in the Open Division of Canada’s Ultimate Cow Horse Competition riding Shesa Smart Bet Ncat owned by Brenda Hagel from Saskatoon.

Feedback is important to planning each year. 

For those wishing to provide comments and feedback, please visit the Saskatchewan Equine Expo website. 

Non Pro Division of the Ultimate Cow Horse Competition was won by Susan Schaal from Foothills, Alberta on her horse Chics Ruffled Up

Photos: Saskatchewan Equine Expo Facebook

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