The Keystone Centre and Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will host their unique Horse3 event in the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, MB, once again, next Spring.
In its 6th year, Horse3 celebrates the power and wonder of the horse-human relationship through its weekend of equine guided education and entertainment, April 12-14, 2013.
At Horse3, a multitude of equine disciplines are featured; fans attend clinics, see demonstrations and entertainment, get the opportunity to Ride-with-the-Experts and purchase products at the H3 Trade Show for all aspects of their horse-centric lives!
Returning this year is the NAERIC Trainer?s Challenge – Colt starting competition, it is a highlight of this distinctive event. Three clinicians take a young horse out of a supplied select herd and individually call upon their knowledge, skills and ability to quickly form understandings and relationships between horse and trainer. This Challenge showcases the unique connection between horse and human, which is something not to be missed!
Just announced – The trainers competing in Horse3 2013 are: Jon Ensign – Montana horseman Jon Ensign offers clinics all over the world to riders who want establish a connection and partnership with their horses without using force. With gentle patience, skill and more than 30 years experience, Jon trains riders to build a working relationship with their horses which comes from a deep understanding of equine thinking, instincts and behavior.
Cain Quam – From southern Saskatchewan, Cain is a veteran clinician of 20 years having taught approximately 200 clinics on subjects such as colt starting, horsemanship, cutting, ranch roping and cowboy mounted shooting. Cain?s horsemanship skills have been showcased as the feature clinician at prestigious events such as Farmfair International, Agribition, and the Worlds Largest County Fair in Clay County Iowa. Cain was the Horse3 winner of the 2010 NAERIC Trainers Challenge.
Aaron Ralston – Aaron Ralston was born and raised on his family?s ranch in Western Colorado. Horses have influenced his life from his early rodeo career to his accomplishments in reining and working cow horse competitions all over the world. Aaron was the 2004 AQHA Sr. Reining Reserve World Champion. In 2006, he was part of Team USA at the World Equestrian Games, held in Aachen, Germany. Riding Smart
Paul Olena, Aaron led the United States to a Team Gold Medal. He took the Bronze medal in the Individual Reining Competition.
Horse3 Event Chair, Kathy Cleaver says, “Horse3 is my favourite event! It?s the only one of its kind, around here, where we get to truly celebrate our appreciation of our relationships with our horse. I learn so much every year, that I can take back to immediately implement with my own horse. It?s a weekend of really valuable information – but learning it and seeing it in action is so entertaining too!”
New this year to Horse3, Mounted Shooting and Mini-Chuck Racing! Mounted shooting is the fastest growing equestrian sport in North America. It is a fast paced event that combines horsemanship with safe firearms handling and shooting skills. The Manitoba Mounted Shooting Association hosts.
From Sheho Saskatchewan, The Hawreluik Racing Company brings this unique Mini-Chuck Racing Team. The horn blows and the action begins! Just like the big wagons, they make a figure 8 pattern rapidly racing around the arena, completing 2 laps and onto the finish line. The louder the crowd cheers, the faster the ponies run. A fan favourite!
Early Bird Weekend Passes ($39), for Horse3 go on sale today, November 15, 2012 They will make a great Christmas gift for the horse enthusiast on your list!
Tickets for this Brandon show will be available online at www.tickets.keystonecentre.com, by phone at 204.726.3555, or in person at the Keystone Box Office.