Make Plans for the 2019 Saskatchewan Equine Expo

The Saskatchewan Equine Expo includes thrilling equine demonstrations, like mounted shooting.

The 8th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo takes place February 14-17, 2019 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK. The event is produced by Prairieland Park Agriculture department in partnership with volunteers from Saskatchewan Horse Federation, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine and various equine breed groups.

The event presents equine related lectures, presentations, demonstrations, entertainment and a full industry-related trade show. As a participant or spectator, you can experience the newest equine products, techniques and technology.

In 2019 enjoy a feature demonstration from Jonathan Field, a world renowned horseman and clinician. Field has been featured on national TV, in major equine publications, has authored a book titled ‘The Art of Liberty’ and was the recipient of the Jack Brainard Horsemanship award for overall horsemanship during the International colt starting competition “Road to the Horse”. 

The NAERIC Trainer’s Challenge also returns this year with trainers, Scott Todd, Jason Irwin and Amos Abrahamson vying for top honours in the colt starting.

Other fun activities for the equine enthusiast include the Equine Extravaganza, Off-Track Thoroughbred Challenge and trade show.

The NAERIC Trainer’s Challenge is an exciting colt starting competition with three top trainers from across Canada.

Tickets are on sale now and the show includes the extravaganza, tradeshow, demonstrations and clinics and can be found here:

A schedule of events can be found here:

Within the Saskatchewan horse industry a need exists for a quality event that will showcase the newest technological advances, the latest developments in equine health, and a demonstration of horsemanship excellence that is equally entertaining and educational.

Saskatchewan Equine Expo will celebrate the diversity of the equine industry with the live demonstrations, breeds on display, and events featuring outstanding horsemen and women on February 14-17, 2019, Make plans to be there!

The Off-Track Thoroughbred Challenge takes an English twist on the predominately western-dominated colt starting challenges.

First Futurity Results Are In!

Submitted by Elaine Good, Photos Courtesy of Barbara Glazer.

Glen Beveridge rides NRR Coles China Doll to the Open Futurity championship.

The first two days of the Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show were dedicated to the Limited Age Event. These are classes restricted to horses just beginning their show careers and competing against horses of the same age for over $12,000 in prize money. It’s also the very first time for the three year olds to be shown and it’s amazing to watch these youngsters! This event is organized by the Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association to help breeders, trainers and owners develop and showcase their horses and programs. It’s held at the Golden Mile Arena in conjunction with the 4 day Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show where the facilities and great footing allow these horses to show their full potential!

The Barry & Elaine Good Open Futurity Aggregate went to “NRR Coles China Doll” for owner Warren Russell, Stoughton, Saskatchewan under the saddle of Glen Beveridge, Valley View, Alberta. Glen saw this 3 year old mare sired by “NRR Cat King Cole” and out of the mare “Chinas Instant Choice” being worked by Cody Smith at Ponoka, Alberta which prompted a phone call to Warren. Warren said “If you think she’s a good one go ahead and buy her.” He never saw her until she was shown at Moose Jaw! This mare is real sweet to be around and they hope to keep her feeling good and keep showing her through the fall futurities. They want to thank everyone who helped along the way including Clint Christianson, Tyler Darroch and Mike Belof. Thanks from GD Cutting Horses!

Elaine Speight was the victor in the Non Pro Futurity with her great mare, Hickory Boonlight.

The 3 Year Old Non Pro Futurity Aggregate also sponsored by Barry & Elaine Good was claimed by the accomplished showperson, Elaine Speight riding “Hickory Boonlight” owned by Bill & Elaine Speight, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The Speights found this blue roan mare, sired by “Boonlights Shining” out of the mare “QR Duals Hickory” advertised on the website. They purchased her in the fall of her yearling year from Jennell Heptner and had “Boony” started by Anna Petrova of Strathmore, Alberta, as a two year old. Bill continued with training her on cattle, then the flag during the winter and more cattle work into her 3 year old year. The Speights were happy and proud that she did so well at the Moose Jaw Show. With her size, strength in the hind quarters and tremendous long stride they feel she has the potential to make a great horse.

Hesa Rey Cat is a stallion with serious potential, after taking home the derby title with Clint Christenson aboard.

The 4 Year Old Open Derby Aggregate went to “Hesa Rey Cat” owned by the class sponsor Kali Fortner, Bracken, Saskatchewan! Kali’s partner, Clint Christianson trains and shows “Hesa Rey Cat,” the sorrel son of “Dual Rey” that they purchased from Montana Ranch Cutting Horses of Big Fork, Montana. “Hesa Rey Cat” is the third colt that Clint has had the good fortune to train out of the great producing mare “ Shes A Cuttn Cat” and they look forward to his potential both as a show horse and stud prospect.

RH Purralator Cat made breeder and owner, Sandy Reid, proud, by taking home the Non Pro Derby win.

“RH Purrolator Cat” owned and shown by Sandy Reid of Leduc County, Alberta claimed the 4 Year Old Non Pro Derby sponsored by Donna Reid of Webb, Saskatchewan. This home raised gelding sired by “Smooth As A Cat” out of their mare “Jazzys Pep Talk” earned consistent 72’s during the show. “RH Purrolator Cat” is one of a pair of full brothers that Sandy was showing in the 4 year old class! They are both a finished product from Jeff Schwitzer’s Melville, Saskatchewan training program for 3 year olds that were easy for her to take over and show. Sandy says ““Rush” is the horse that won and he is a bit more sensitive that the other. Thank you for having great ground for us to play in that is so important to us competitors!”

Hot Metal Smarts showed off her cow smarts winning the Open Classic for rider, Glen Beveridge.

“Hot Metal Smarts” returned to Moose Jaw after winning the 2017 Open Derby to take this year’s Les & Coreen Jack 5/6 Year Old Open Classic under the saddle of Glen Beveridge. This 5 year old mare by “Metallic Cat” out of the mare “Jazzy Jay Bar” was bred and owned by Hollingworth Farms Limited of Valley View, Alberta. This mare has really come on nice this year and they hope to keep her going for the fall futurities.

The Non Pro Classic championship went to Scott Brady aboard One Cuttin Cat.

The Belof Performance Horses 5/6 Year Old Non Pro Classic Aggregate was won by the 6 year old mare “One Cuttin Cat” for owner and rider, Scott Brady of Midale, Saskatchewan. Scott purchased this mare sired by “One Time Pepto” and out of the great mare “Shes A Cuttn Cat” raised by Montana Ranch Cutting Horses as a two year old from Clint Christianson and Kali Fortner. She was a finalist in last year’s Futurities in Red Deer and Calgary. Scott says “this mare is very sensitive and because of that she makes me a better rider; it’s a challenge that’s good for me!”

Tazalittle and rider Carol Bailey finished off the aged event by captured the 7 Up Champion title.

The 7 Up Non Pro Aggregate went to “Tazzalittle” owned and shown by Carol Bailey of Kyle, Saskatchewan. Carol describes her bay gelding sired by “Pepto Taz” and out of the mare “Paulas Little Lena” as her “lifelong partner in this sport. He’s easy to get ready and he knows his job. A true testament to his training foundation.”

Full results of the Moose Jaw Cutting Horse Show and Limited Age Event are available on the SCHA Website:

Working for the Weekend



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Rayel Kaczmar doing a great job of turning her cow on the fence with Eaton Some Cash.  This horse was raised by Chad and Linda Eaton and trained by Mandi Quam. They are a team that is hard to beat in the youth division.

On July 25 – 26, 2015, Hidden Meadows Ranch owner Deb Flegel, invited the Saskatchewan Reined Cow Horse Association to come play at the third show weekend of the summer. Deb is also a competitor in our association; she is a very versatile lady, showing both in the English discipline and Reined Cow Horse.

Deb also participated in a Saskatchewan Cutting Horse Association show hosted by her neighbours, Lee and Joanne Ganzert, just two weeks prior to hosting her first SRCHA show. In an unfortunate turn of events, Deb broke her leg at this SCHA show.

Deb is a great lady with a multitude of friends. An army of 28 volunteers, which included friends and family, showed up to help and with Deb in the drivers seat of her speedy little golf cart, her first SRCHA show came off without a hitch. There were also 23 sponsors for this event. The SRCHA members would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors who participated in this SRCHA show. Our thanks to Deb for being such a wonderful host and allowing us to play at her beautiful ranch.

As Deb put it, “71 entries, 156 cows, friends, families, spectators, officials, coaches, volunteers, sponsors, great weather, fearless competition, the utmost in horsemanship, awesome food, fabulous friends and much, much more made for a fantastic weekend for all at Hidden Meadows Ranch. Same time, same place next year!”

I could not have phrased it any better myself.

Rod Thiessen was our judge for the show and he was assisted by his capable scribe, Shelby Clemens. There were High Point and Reserve High Point awards for each division. The following are the winners for each class:

Limited Non-Pro Rider 

High Point – Bryan Birkett and Blue Freckles O Lena

Reserve – Evan Pierlot and Northern Royal Cat

Non-Pro Rider

High Point – Ron Farrow and Smokin Frizz

Reserve – Willie Thompson and Duchess Perfect Image

Open Bridle Horse

High Point – Taylor Douglas and Whiz n Chicalena

Reserve – Brenda Clemens and Majors Smoke Signal

Novice Horse

High Point – Taylor Douglas and Hang Ten Lil Pearl

Reserve – Taylor Douglas and Kat Me Lookin

Novice Non-Pro Rider

High Point – Rob Labrecque and This Guns Smokin

Reserve – Kelsie Boy and CD’s Captain Call

Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Horse

High Point – Dale Clearwater and Northern Kit Kat

Reserve – Willie Thompson and Smart Starlight Gypsy

Intermediate Non-Pro Rider

High Point – Doug Ebach and Shined N Dandee

Reserve – David Coates and Major’s Twisten Jack

3 Year Old Snaffle Bit Horse

High Point – Dale Clearwater and Very Harry Remedy

Reserve – Seth Abrahamson and PG Thunderstruck

10 – 13 Youth Rider

High Point – Rayel Kaczmar and Eaton Some Cash

Reserve – Emma Stafford and Drizzled With Gold

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Deb Flegel presents Emma Stafford and Drizzled With Gold with their 10-13 Youth Rider Reserve High Point award.

Emma and her little Appaloosa mare have been a tough pair of competitors this season. Emma has only been riding for about a year and a half. She found this pony for herself when Drizzled With Gold was just four. They are doing outstanding and having a pile of fun as well.

Deb was unable to show due to her injury, but she had the excitement of watching both her horses win High Point in their divisions. Taylor Douglas won High Point Open Bridle horse with her horse Whiz N Chickalena and Dale Clearwater took High Point Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Horse with Northern Kit Kat.

Dale Clearwater competes on Northern Kit Kat.

Dale Clearwater competes on Northern Kit Kat.

Hidden Meadows Ranch also hosted a fundraising steak supper on Saturday night to help out Deb and Keith Torgerson, as Deb Torgerson continues her battle to come join us next year when we all show up to play again next year.

I told Deb her place was just like the other famous meadows but better because she had cows. This was our last show before the SRCHA Tim Horton’s Futurity and Derby in Saskatoon August 28 – 30, 2015.

Thank you once again to Kimberley Dillistone and Dilli’s Photography for providing us with the great photos.

Hope everyone is having a great fall and that you will come join us next year when we start the season in May at Beaver Creek Ranch.