Gateway Gazette

Quarter Horsing Around at Horse Haven

by Jocelyn Phu, Community Engagement Advisor

The Calgary Stampede is proud to once again partner with the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)! The AQHA has impacted the lives of horsemen and women around the world–ensuring the unique qualities of this breed does not parish. The AQHA strives to provide beneficial services to both their members and their American Quarter horses.

If you’ve been to Stampede Park during Stampede time, you may have seen the AQHA booth in Horse Haven in the Agricultural Barns!

Pictured: Working Cow Horse Classic Open Bridle Champion 2014– Maximum Echo, ridden by John Swales, owned by Flo Houlton
Pictured: Working Cow Horse Classic Open Bridle Champion 2014– Maximum Echo, ridden by John Swales, owned by Flo Houlton

AQHA members are passionate about the care of the American Quarter Horse and the vast lifestyle created by the world’s most popular horse. The Stampede shares this passion for horses by presenting exceptional equine experiences year-round and during the Greatest Outdoor Show in July.

The AQHA booth will offer services such as papers transferring, expediting registration papers and American Quarter Horse education.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of AQHA, please stop by Horse Haven to wish them a happy anniversary! Also, go check out American Quarter Horses in action at the Scotiabank Saddledome:

Team Cattle Penning Competitions

  • Friday, July 3 – 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 4 – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 5 – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Cowboy Up Challenge

  • Saturday, July 4 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 5 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, July 6 – 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

…………or at the Agrium Western Event Centre:

Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting

  • Monday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 8 – 4:30 p.m. – 9 p.m

Working Cow Horse Classic

  • Thursday, July 9 – 2:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday, July 10  11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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