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Along with numerous clinics, the event says it has the largest indoor equine trade show in Canada.

What’s new at this year’s Mane Event

Red Deer event takes place from April 24 – 26, 2015

One of the additions to this year’s Mane Event in Red Deer is a youth essay contest with a big prize — a young filly from the renowned Rocking Heart Ranch. “Mark Garner approached me and said the ranch would be interested in doing something like this,” said Gail Barker. “They raise foundation quarter-horses, and […] Read more

A ‘believe in your abilities’ philosophy is deeply rooted in the Thurston family. From left: Sam, Zeke, Tess, Wyatt, Skeeter, and Lynda Thurston.

Big Valley rodeo family inspires each other to greatness

Young rodeo champ rides 'Lunatic from Hell' in Houston and comes out on top

There was surprise and delight on the Canadian rodeo scene, when young bronc rider Zeke Thurston rode all the way to the championship and the $50,000 bonus at RodeoHouston last month. Likely one of the least surprised about the whole deal, though, was Zeke’s mother Lynda. “I had a good feeling in my gut the […] Read more