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Revving up for the Extreme Horsemanship Canada Competition!

The Ranch is a beehive of activity today as we prepare for our annual Extreme Horsemanship Canada Competition this upcoming weekend of September 15 & 16th.   There are over $3500 worth of prizes being awarded to the competitors! (Please click on read more below to see who these wonderful folks are so you can give 'em a thanks when you see them! :)

Glenn giving Renee (working student extraordinare) a joy ride as they move the new bleachers Glenn's dad Mel built into place!

One of the things that makes Fort St John such a terrific place to live is how people and businesses actively engage themselves in the goings-ons in the community, the generosity and enthusiasm shown for this event has been nothing short of amazing. Some of the special people & busineses are....

  • Terry McLeod of Kamber Nitrogen Services $600
  • Mel & Ethelann Stewart of Shocker Hitches - An Air Ride trailer hitch valued at $560...this will be a gateprize!
  • Marcys Bright Ideas & Lighting - gorgeous Tiffany Lamp valued at $460 for the Chili Cookoff Winner!
  • Greg Wilson of Tracker Contracting - Leather Chinks valued at $350
  • Bruce Coleman of 8 Seconds Tack & Feed - Headstall vallued at $200
  • Dave Tissington of T-West Development - Horse Ranch Bareback Pad valued at $249
  • Home Hardware - Waffle/Panini Grill
  • Scoop Clothing Gift Certificate
  • The Hair Bin - Basket
  • Frontier Jewellers - Gift
  • Needful Things - Gift Certicate
  • Phoenix North - Gift

Glenn and I will be donating the two handmade championship buckles valued at $350 apiece.

Competitors will start rolling in today from across the province, as well as from all over Alberta and as far away as Saskatoon.  Every year we are pleased to note an increase in the skills and abilities of the riders and horses, and this year there are some great competitors showing up as well as new faces who have come to enjoy exposure to new surroundings and sharp focus for themselves and their horses.

Both days will open at 10:00 am with Glenn Stewart presenting Horsemanship Demonstrations & Educational Seminars.

Meike Neilsen will also be here giving Equine Massage demonstrations, showing the benefits of having your horse stucturally aligned.

Following Glenns Saturday morning presentations, there will be competition placement runs on the course to have fun, test your skills, build your horsemanship and find out which division that your scores place you in.

Join us Saturday night for the Great Chili Cookoff and potluck dinner!

Sunday morning, the second day, will begin with more presentations and Horsemanship demonstrations followed by the final competition.  There will be catagories with buckles for first place, and prizes awarded for first, second and third places.

Extreme Horsemanship or  Extreme Cowboy Racing is one of the fastest growing equine sports in North America.  It encompasses at bit of all disciplines, Ranch work, Dressage, Reining, Jumping, and showcases great horsemanship.

Please Note:  We are only accepting a maximum of 20 riders

Concession available both days!

  • Contest for the best Chili Saturday night - bring your chili in a crockpot or buns, salad, or dessert and join us for the potluck, fire, and maybe some guitar playing.  (Win the $500 Tiffany Lamp!!! But be prepared...Glenn has been scheming about his chili recipes for weeks now and plans on being a CONTENDER)
  • Spectators welcome $5 Seniors and kids under 12 free -  come and cheer on the riders!  Please bring your lawnchairs.
  •  No dogs please.
  •  Riders $250 plus HST , please preregister in advance by phone or email dixie@thehorseranch.com 1 877 728 8987 or local calls 250 789 3072.
  •  Second Horse $250
  •  Campers welcome, free camping without power, please call to preregister for pens, cabins, or camping spots in advance as space is limited.  If you would like to arrive Friday night, just let us know.
  •  Pen Fee $15 per horse per night - please bring your own feed, buckets, and please clean your own pen.
  • Camping spot with power $20 per night.
  • Cabin Tent $25, Big Cabin $35, per night, per person.
  • Riders please Preregister by phone

Contact Dixie at 1 877 728 8987 or 250 789 3072, or email dixie@thehorseranch.com

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