February 20, 2019, Saskatoon, SK – The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo, held on the weekend of February 14 – 17, 2019, at Saskatoon’s Prairieland Park, showcased the diversity of the equine industry with demonstrations, competitions, and information sessions.
The very first Off-Track Thoroughbred Challenge was a huge success, attracting riders from across the province who presented their retired racehorse in a new discipline. These outstanding horses and riders proved the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed as well as their own personal training abilities. Results of the OTTB Challenge can be found on the Saskatchewan Equine Expo website.
The first Off-Track Thoroughbred Challenge welcomed competitors in barrel racing, dressage, freestyle, jumping, and obstacle classes. Photo: SK Equine Expo
One of the many weekend events included a reining demonstration by Vicki Braun. Photo: SK Equine Expo
The very popular NAERIC Trainer Challenge saw three outstanding young horsemen demonstrate their own methods with three young horses. At the end of the good-natured competition, Amos Abrahamson from Maple Creek, Saskatchewan took home the trophy buckle and the title of Trainer Challenge Champion. Scott Todd and Jason Irwin were presented with custom-made bits from Wilm Saddlery, and prizes from Back On Track.
The weekend was filled with information and entertainment for the horse enthusiast, while the trade show offered a wide variety of equine products, clothing, and décor. Over the weekend, just over 8000 attendees were welcomed to the show, demonstrations and the trade show.
Jonathan Field’s horsemanship demonstrations were enjoyed by enthusiastic audiences. Photo: SK Equine Expo
Prairieland Park and their event partners, the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, want to thank everyone who attended to the 8th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo. Mark your calendar now and save the date for next year’s event to be held February 12 – 15, 2020.
For more information, visit the Saskatchewan Equine Expo website.
Main photo: The always-popular NAERIC Trainer Challenge was won by Amos Abrahamson (left) who took home the trophy buckle. Fellow competitors were Scott Todd and Jason Irwin. Photo: SK Equine Expo