Canada’s Longest Running Horse Sale

The Cypress Hills Registered Horse Breeders Association held their 43rd annual sale in Maple Creek, Sask., on another beautiful early fall day, attracting buyers in person and on the phone from across the country. The high-selling saddle horse was Lot #41, One Chromey Goldmine. The two-year-old dark brown rabicano gelding sold to Darren Shaw of …

Heart of the Horse

It was a fun, eventful weekend at the Silver Slate Arena near Stavely, Alta., as audience and participants from across the country and around the globe joined Niki Flundra and her star-studded circle of friends to celebrate the horse. The main draw was the $20,000-added colt starting competition that treated audiences to a glimpse of …

Ranch Country Horse Sale

It was another gorgeous early fall day for the 15th Annual Ranch Country Horse Sale, held in Maple Creek, Sask., on Saturday, September 14. This production sale of quality bred horses attracts buyers from across the country. The high-selling saddle horse was Lot #47, MM Docs Cowboy, consigned by Seth Abrahamson. The gorgeous gelding sold …

Empty Saddles: Leonard Schmidt

Leonard Emil Schmidt of Barrhead, Alta., was the patriarch of a multi-talented roping clan. Leonard was well-known as a natural and inspiring teacher of roping, with talent with a lariat, and was well-regarded as a strong community builder.

Coyote Christmas

In 1984, Steve Dunham won the $50,000 prize at the Calgary Stampede with Coyote as his dance partner. In 1985, the top bareback riders in the country voted him Canadian Champion Bareback Horse.