Empty Saddles: Peter Campbell

Well-respected horse trainer and clinician Peter Campbell died Mar. 22, 2017. Raised in Banff, Alta., Peter began his cowboy career as a wrangler in Banff National Park. Influenced by Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance, he rapidly became a popular trainer and clinician, spending 30 years conducting clinics across North America from his home in Wyoming. A …

Stir’ Up!

Stir’ Up! 2017 Calgary Stampede Art & Lifestyles Show The Stir’ Up is the toniest art show date in the city, and folks attending this soiree not only get to mix and mingle in their finest cowboy-chic attire, but they also get first dibs on some of the fresh, new artwork days before the show opens …

The Mane Event

Once again, the 11th Annual Mane Event in Red Deer, Alta., was a major success, bringing together horse aficionados from all equine disciplines. The range of clinicians ran the gamut from dressage to reining, barrel racing to eventing, and most clinics featured “ride with the clinicians” for participants to get some hands-on coaching. The cornerstone …

Keeper of the West

Congratulations to Western recording artist Ryan Fritz who received the prestigious Wrangler Award at the 56th Annual Western Heritage Awards on April 22, 2017, at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Okla. Ryan earned the award for Best Original Western Composition for the title song of his fifth studio album, Keeper …