Silver Slate Penning

    Results from the Silver Slate penning series.

    Silver Slate Penning Silver Slate Penning

    Peaceable Kingdom = Smiles

    These tiny packets of stickers, crafts and games will stir imaginations & keep kids busy!

    Peaceable Kingdom = Smiles Peaceable Kingdom = Smiles

    Penning Series Winners

    A unique three-show series for Alberta penners this year.

    Penning Series Winners Penning Series Winners

    Stolen Horse: Update

    A valuable horse went missing from Westerner Park in Red Deer, AB, on August 25. Here's what we know...

    Stolen Horse: Update Stolen Horse: Update

    Pick & Choose

    A medley of hoof picks for the discerning horse owner.

    Pick & Choose Pick & Choose

    August in Photos

    A busy month of horse shows and weddings.

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Silver Slate Penning


After four fabulous days of competition in the “big pen” at Silver Slate Arena, the Hi-Point teams added new buckles to their belts. As well, each junior youth competitor went home with a bucket of goodies sponsored by Bar T5 Trailers and Silver Slate. The sun shone, the footing was perfect and the addition of the espresso machine in the concession was an added bonus! The efforts of the Santangelo family to make their shows a pleasure to ride does not go unappreciated by every Chinook Penner.


Bar T5 Open Class Champions: Chris Smith, Johanne Duquet and J.T. Bell.


Hillside Acres Equestrian – #5 Class Champions: Rene O’Rourke, Lena Fleurie and Greg Sokolik.


Rolling Mix Concrete – #7 Class Champions: Sandra Mason, Clayton Mason and Sandra Clipperton. 


The Antony Family – Jr. Youth Class: (Crissy Santangelo of Silver Slate Arena) Kaycee Conan, Brody Conan, Kash Sigouin, Chase Hunter Serenity Kane, Sierra Inglis and Kaleigh McCallum (Shaylene Hunter, Bar T5 Trailers).


Canmark Roofing #10 Class Champions: Kirk Cottrell, Hope Poole and Ray Antony. 

Peaceable Kingdom = Smiles


As a family in the horse industry, we tend to spend a lot of time on the road. Or an airplanes. It’s great to finally arrive at the horse show and let the kids run around to play and burn off some steam. But what do you do during those hours of confinement in the car or airplane? When the novelty of movies and “Eye Spy” has worn off, stickers, project kits, and activity gifts from Peaceable Kingdom are the answer!


We stumbled upon products from Peaceable Kingdom just before we were to embark on our four-day drive from Canada to Fort Worth, Texas, for the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, earlier this year. And let me tell you, I was so thankful to discover them.

Peaceable Kingdom‘s mission is to: Make good, do good, be good!

Their fun craft kits, sticker activity sets, games and cards aim to educate, stimulate and inspire. Plus as a parent, I can feel good purchasing their products because the company strives to use sustainable materials whenever they can, such as recycled papers, soy-based inks, and corn-based plastics. Their products are great for occupying kids in a healthy way, especially during times like long car rides. However, should you choose to sit down and watch what your kids do with some of these kits, products from Peaceable Kingdom help connect you to the children in your life, and kids to each other.

The Horses Sticker Fun kit is one of our very favorites. Reusable cling stickers of horses running, mare with foals, saddles, bridles and scenes in the barn and pasture make this an activity my kids will go back to again and again.


Peaceable Kingdom came out with some new products this summer and we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to test some of them out! The Silly Pets Flutter stickers were a big hit with our daughter. With images featuring cute kittens and puppies, she could move the sticker and watch it change before her eyes! With bowler hats, valentines signs and a myriad of other antics, the silly pets act ridiculous as the images change in these fun stickers.

Kitty-StickersSince our son is a HUGE tractor fan, the UNDER CONSTRUCTION kit is his all-time favorite. Each of these vinyl sticker kits are great, on-the-go packages that are ideal to take into the car, on a plane, into a restaurant, or anywhere you might want an engaging activity that’s easy to start and easy to clean up. Just toss everything back into the handy carry-along tote and go!


The Rainbow Ponies Kit was a huge hit with all the little flower girls at a wedding we attended this summer. When it was time for the adults to sit down and enjoy a lobster dinner, I was incredibly pleased when my daughter brought this one out of her backpack to show the others.


The girls decorated the kits shimmery pink and purple ponies and took turns playing with them in a magical rainbow land. With 29 shiny foil stickers, they had the option to add wings, tails, and neck wreaths to the horses, then decorate the scene with shiny foil stickers. It was fabulous.

And I had a chance to enjoy savor, lobster, for the first time in three years.


Stay tuned for upcoming Christmas gift ideas from Peaceable Kingdom (because they are excellent stocking stuffers!) and an exciting giveaway your kidlets won’t want to miss.

Penning Series Winners

Cam Clark Ford and the Bullpen Arena teamed up to produce a unique three-show series May 10, June 28 and August 23 for the Chinook Team Cattle Penning Association. Points were combined from the Open & #10 Class, the #10 & #7 Classes and the #7 & #5 Classes. The high-point riders from each combination earned an Oxbow saddle for their efforts. The cattle were challenging at every show and It was a close race in each division right to the last cow.
Open/#10 Hi-Point Saddle Winner – Wendy Wenaas
#10 / #7 Hi-Point Saddle Winner – Lillian Dalton
#7 / #5 Hi-Point Saddle Winner – Charlie Peppard

Stolen Horse: Update

Rooster Kicker with his owner in 2010, after winning the individual gold medal from

  Typically I like to keep My Stable Life light, educational and occasionally, humorous. However, an incident occurring in the wee hours of August 25 hit a little too close to home for me and a good friend in particular. With very little information to go on and a frustrating investigation ensuing, I have chosen […]

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Pick & Choose

Hoof Picks

  Discerning horse owners know there’s more than meets than eye when it comes to hoof picks. Those tiny little tools in the tack store that typically go missing on a monthly basis, end up in the laundry pile because you’ve forgotten to remove it from your back pocket again – and are an absolute […]

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August in Photos

My Stable Life August in Photos

August. The month of horse shows and weddings. And ice bucket challenges, lol! I didn’t even have time to blink in the last 31 days. Our weekends ran nine-O. The first weekend was a horse show, followed by a wedding. Then a horse show, a wedding and finally, another horse show. However, it was a […]

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Grilled Caesar Salad

Grilled Ceasar Salad

I’m thinking BBQ season may be on its way out the door. I hope not, but just in case, I thought it was time to post about one of our favorite summer-time BBQ recipes. Caesar salad made on the grill! When I first learned that romaine lettuce could be grilled, I did a double take. […]

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Bigger & Better


A boost in added money saw this year’s Big Sky Futurity and Aged Event held August 11-16 at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, MT reach a record payout to owners and riders. Due in part to continued and increased sponsorships from Switchback Cutting Horses, Montana Ranch of Bigfork, and Crazy Mountain Cutting Horses, the […]

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Earl Bascom Honored On National Cowboy Day


The name of an old time Canadian cowboy has been placed into the national spotlight. Out of the many great cowboys and cowgirls from across America, the cowboy artist and rodeo champion Earl Bascom was chosen to be honored as part of the National Day of the Cowboy celebration. The National Day of the Cowboy […]

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