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Pat Parelli (left) and Warwick Schiller are two of the biggest names in a long list of expert clinicians coming to the Mane Event.

Mane Event riding high as it celebrates 10th anniversary

The country’s largest horse expo features a host of equine experts, 
a chance to win a blue roan filly, and an expanded Trainer’s Challenge

For those who work with horses, learning is indeed a lifelong journey. Ten years ago, Gail and Ron Barker made education the cornerstone of a program they brought to Red Deer. The Mane Event, which takes place April 21-24 at Westerner Park, will mark the anniversary by getting even bigger. “For our 10th year, we […] Read more

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


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

It’s ‘all about the horse’ at The Mane Event in Red Deer

Annual expo focuses on learning and giving people from different 
horse disciplines a chance to meet and learn from each other

When Tammy Botsford began working with her young horse Jake, she was looking for opportunities where they could both learn. She’d read about U.S. events where top-level clinicians came together in one place, and longed for something like that closer to her home in Chestermere. Then she noticed something new coming to Alberta called The […] Read more