Calendar of Events
Come on out to one of our events and see the horses!
All Year Long
Iron Horse Trail in NE Alberta – Plan your own Wagon Train
Find some friends and put your own wagon train together on this reclaimed rail line. Go out for a day or a week. Heinsburg to Lindberg is popular but plan your own trip. Trail is well used by horses, the towns along the way are set up and will welcome you and the folks on ATV’s are respectful of your animals. www.ironhorsetrail.org
http://youtu.be/ltXJha-R7YY is a good promo video. I’ll bet your team won’t cross the trestle at Bonnyville!
Cooking Lake – Blackfoot Grazing Reserve near Elk Island National park
A semi wilderness area east of Edmonton which is well used by individuals and groups for wagon rides or day trips. You’ll share the trails with bikes and hikers but the park is very horse – friendly.
YOUTH CLINIC at the Coleman Ranch
May 12 – 14. Open to youth 10 – 20 years of age. Contact Mike Grover at 403-559-7530.
Wild Rose Draft Horse Field and Pioneer Days
The Wild Rose Draft Horse Field and Pioneer Days will be held on June 3 and 4, 2017 at Double Tree Village. Gate opens at 9:00 AM.
We have plowing, disking, cultivating, harrowing and seeding on both days. Last year we had 26 horses working in the field in different hitches and 5 teams hitched to different wagons and buggies for guests to enjoy. They start in the field about 10:00 AM, break for lunch and then back to the field until 3 or 4 in the afternoon. The village has a museum to view, lots of handicrafts and a showing of quilts and some country venders during both days.
A jam session starts about 5:00 with a roast beef supper on Saturday. On Sunday we have Cowboy Church and a pancake breakfast before the day’s activities start again. The Spruce View and District Loins Club provides a concession for the weekend.
The village is located 6 miles (9 km) west of Spruce View on Hwy 54 to RR41 and turn north, then follow the signs. More info. at www.doubletreevillage.com or phone Ray Stanton or Joe Jaffery, 403-396-3545 or 403-948-5706.
July 6 – 10
July 12 – 15
July 27 – 29
2nd Annual Chore Horse Competition
Verdant Valley Community Grounds, 15 minutes east of Drumheller
July 29, 2017
Futurity and Chore Team Competition
September 30 – October 1