Blog by TJ NASH
Starting November 7, 2016, Farmfair International will be hosting several different equine events. Men, women and horses from all across Canada will be competing to showcase tomorrow’s champions! Exciting raw talent will take part in the Canadian National Team Roping and Northlands Barrel Racing futurities, as well as the new Rodeo Future Champions event.
In the futurities, four and five-year-old horses will work with their trainers to compete in the first or second year of their competitive lives.
Team Roping is based on the methods ranchers have used for doctoring cattle for thousands of years. Two competitors will race the clock to catch and stop a steer. In everyday life, once the steer is caught a rancher would then be able to safely medicate the animal or treat any of its injuries or ailments.
Barrel Racing is the fastest event in rodeo. It began when horse trainers started showcasing their abilities by having the animals complete a set clover leaf pattern at a fast pace. Like any great challenge this event has grown over the decades to become the event that we now know.
And children take the stage at our Rodeo Future Champions event! Young rodeo athletes will come together November 12 to earn champion titles in seven different events. The 96 talented young athletes will range in age from 5 to 14!
For those looking to purchase top-of-the-line equine athletes, Farmfair International will also be hosting their Bloodstock Sale (five-year-olds and under), as well as their Ranch Horse Sale.
Guests to Farmfair International will also have the chance to attend many different seminars at their Horse Wellness Expo throughout the week. Here everyone will enjoy the opportunity to learn and see how to take care of our beloved animals!
We can’t wait to see you at Farmfair International, where you can cheer on tomorrow’s rodeo athletes—equine and human!
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