The results are in from Canada’s Greatest Horseman competition held at Farmfair. Competitors participate in herd work, roping, steer stopping, reining and fence work over a four day period. These events demonstrate the talent and versatility that a great horseman displays. The competition was very close, with only 5 points seperating the top three riders.
John Swales of Millarville, Alberta, earned the prize leather jacket and championship buckle with his top score of 579.5 points. Riding Nic O Lena Badger, Swales out-roped and out-rode the competition.
In a close second was Veronica Swales on Will James Smokey. Veronica was the only female to compete, and was just four points behind John with a score of 575.5.
Rounding out the top three was Brad Pedersen, a working cow horse and cutting trainer from Lacombe, Alberta. Aboard Smart Sassy Date, Pedersen earned a total score of 573.5.
|1||John Swales||NIC O LENA BADGER||579.5|
|2||Veronica Swales||WILL JAMES SMOKEY||575.5|
|3||Brad Pedersen||SMART SASSY DATE||573.5|
|4||John Swales||MAXIMUM ECHO||571|
|5||Geoff Hoar||NU CASH SIGN||567.5|
|7||Clint Swales||PURE LATIGO||562|
|8||Vance Kaglea||PEPINICS FANCY||534.5|