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Draft Horse Pull: Tonnes Of Excitement

There s nothing quite as exciting in the world of spectator sports as watching fine athletes display all the brawn and devotion to their training in performance competitions. And so it is that the Draft Horse Pull is back by popular demand to the 2011 Farmfair. I always had a liking for the draft horses, […] Read more

Auction Ignites Old-Fashioned Western Rivalry

One of the more exciting draws of the Canadian Finals Rodeo and Farmfair s roster of competitions happens before man or animal ever exert themselves in the arena. It s the Northlands Draft Horse Auction, and it s where a friendly spirit of competition and community support ignite some good old-fashioned western rivalry. It s […] Read more


Slow-Feeders: N.A.G. Bags New Concept

N.A.G. Bags an acronym for Natural Alternative Grazers is Canada s newest innovation in feeding systems for animals who are natural grazers. We see in studies very high ulcer rates in show and racehorses higher than in any backyard horse, and a health concern non-existent in wild horses, explains Mandy Blais, founder of N.A.G. Bags. […] Read more

Top Western Performance Horses Up For Auction At Bloodstock 2011

Farmfair manager David Fiddler is proud and excited to be a part of the first time in history that Canadian Supreme breeders, Alberta Quarter Horse Breeders Group and Northern Bloodstock have collaborated with Northlands, Farmfair and the Canadian Finals Rodeo for an unprecedented assemblage of the best of the best in western performance horses. Bloodstock […] Read more


Accessory/Clothing Company Born Of A Dream

Born of a dream, literally, Cowgirl Finesse is growing up into a sassy, smart, homespun, sophisticated boutique unlike any other. Grieving the tragic loss of her sister, her son and her best friend all in the span of a few years, Cowgirl Finesse s founder Nicole Bazley woke up from a series of prophetic dreams […] Read more

Equine Chiropractic Helps Relieve Pain

Although he d prefer you not call him doctor, Daniel Kamen turned an early education in music into a lifelong devotion to the harmonics of body mechanics. Finding himself drawn to the subtle melodies of wellness, Daniel began studying chiropractic, ultimately achieving his degree in chiropractic in 1981. It was a fascinating study, though not […] Read more


Find All Things Equestrian At The Mane Event

The Mane Event is the largest equine expo in Canada, and it s happening October 21-23, in Chilliwack, BC. It s a rare opportunity for equine enthusiasts to find so many equestrian-specific vendors assembled in one place, at one time, showcasing everything from art to equipment. People make a journey of attending The Mane Event, […] Read more

Balance In Stirrups Focus Of ‘Forward Riding System’

Bernie Traurig, one of the featured clinicians at this month s Mane Event in Chilliwack, has been working with performance horses for some 50 years. During his career, he s reached the top in all three of the traditional Olympic equestrian disciplines: show jumping, dressage and eventing. These days he offers his expertise and experience […] Read more


Feeding System Emulates Natural Grazing

N.A.G. Bags an acronym for Natural Alternative Grazers is Canada s newest innovation in feeding systems for animals who are natural grazers. We see in studies very high ulcer rates in show and racehorses higher than in any backyard horse, and a health concern non-existent in wild horses, explains Mandy Blais, founder of N.A.G. Bags. […] Read more

For Everything Western Shop The Western Lifestyle Marketplace

The Western Lifestyle Marketplace, the Canadian Supreme s celebrated trade show, is where you ll find everything & everything & to outfit your western lifestyle. This is the 35th edition of the Western Lifestyle Marketplace, says Darren Baumgardner, Canadian Supreme Committee member, And this year we re bringing together over 100 exhibitors covering over 67,000 […] Read more