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Online Shopping Offers Limitless Selection

This holiday season, why not forego the crowded malls and packed parking lots and shop when it s convenient for you with a simple click of your mouse. Online shopping has come a long way. There is more selection, more security and many other benefits: SHOPPING ONLINE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY In case you haven […] Read more

$1 Million Up For Grabs At CFR

When asked why spectators should attend the upcoming Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR), rodeo announcer Les McIntyre responds with enthusiasm. The CFR is the World Cup, the Stanley Cup, the Grey Cup of rodeo, he says. As a spectator you can be assured that you ll be watching the best of the best compete. The top […] Read more


Celebrate The Western Life During Farmfair

Kick start all the CFR rodeo action at Farmfair International, running November 5-13 at Northlands. Farmfair offers a number of activities and events including the RAM Country Marketplace featuring 250 booths offering a huge variety of western products such as leather goods, saddles, apparel, home decor, western art, food and livestock equipment. Another highlight is […] Read more

Farmfair’s Team Roping Futurity

This year is the third year Farmfair s hosted the Team Roping Futurity. Unlike a typical team roping event, the fastest time does not necessarily win. Instead the futurity is open to horses aged four or five, and judged on their team roping abilities, responsiveness and obedience. This is a great event for team roping […] Read more



Trainer’s Challenge Is Good Start For Ranch Horses

Douglas Lake Ranch, located in central B.C., is Canada s largest working cattle ranch, which runs 20,000 head of cattle on 500,000 acres. All cattle work is done on horseback, with 16-18 cowboys on staff and 300 horses including three stallions and 30 broodmares. For many years Douglas Lake Ranch has supplied the young horses […] Read more


Cutting Shows Horse’s Natural Instinct

Connie Down-Cicoria, a non-pro exhibitor, clearly remembers her first experience on a cutting horse, 15 years ago. The first time I rode a cutting horse I couldn t wipe the smile off my face for three days! Connie laughs. I loved it, and it soon became addicting. The sport of cutting originated in North America […] Read more

Future Champions Is A ‘Supreme Promise’

Nanton artist, Shannon Lawlor, was challenged to think big picture when asked to create the 2011 program cover for the Canadian Supreme. The result is an endearing portrait of mare and foal, representing all the time and effort that goes into producing a champion horse. The last three covers for the Supreme featured a horse […] Read more


Behind The Scenes At The Canadian Supreme

It takes an army of people to create an equine event as large as the Canadian Supreme. Betty Gardner is just one of the many behind the scenes people at the Supreme. I got into this job by accident, Betty explains. I work for Vada Capital, and my boss is Dave Robson, who has been […] Read more

Versatility Is Key For Great Cow Horse

When asked to describe the challenges of the cow horse sport, Jardi Clark, Canadian Supreme Cow Horse Committee member says, The most difficult part about Cow Horse is finding and training a horse that can compete in three different disciplines. He goes on to explain that the average horse can t do all three events, […] Read more