Alberta Horse Industry

The 2011 CTHS Thoroughbred Sale was held at Northlands Park in Edmonton on the Sunday of Fall Classic weekend - September 18th. The sale was a success with a total of 71 yearlings, 2 weanlings, 20 mares and 6 horses of racing age offered for sale in the catalogues. A total of 42 yearlings were sold for a total dollar amount of $312,700 giving an average yearling sale amount of $7,445.29.

The highest selling yearling was a gelding consigned by Bar None Ranches as Agent who sold for $35,000. The grey/roan gelding is sired by SAINT STEPHEN who is a graded stakes winning full brother to the Horse of the Year, Ashado. The first foals sired by Saint Stephen are two year olds of 2011 and his daughter, Holy Tempest, just had the first win for a Saint Stephen sired runner. The Alberta-bred Holy Tempest won the 5 1/2 furlong race at Northlands on September 11 for Dragon Reach Stables. The 2011 Sales Topping yearling is out of the stakes placed mare Withoutapproval who has produced the winner SIN TORO ($219,871). The yearling was purchased by Rick Wathen of Strathmore, Alberta.


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People came from all over the world to enjoy the horse sports, family entertainment, trade show and beautiful sunny weather at the 'Masters.' The tournament, running September 7-11, brought in record attendance. The final Sunday brought in 89 632 people, which is an all-time record and up 10 000 from last year. From Wednesday to Sunday, the total attendance was 255 202. a2011Masters-sm


Two Fall Horses 101 seminar's are scheduled in Grande Prairie and Spruce Meadows. 
The first Horses 101 seminar is being offered in conjunction with Peace Country Pet and Equine Expo in Grande Prairie, on Saturday, September 24 from 9am - 12:30 pm. Industry professionals Les Burwash and Nettie Barr will present the session. Stay afterwards for lunch and an Equine Biosecurity Workshop presented by the AEF and ABVMA.  aHorseHead 

The second seminar, presented with Spruce Meadows Harvest Classic, is scheduled for Saturday October 22 from 9 am - 12:30 pm. Industry professionals Les Burwash, Ron Anderson and Muffy Knox will be presenting.
"Everything you always wanted to know about horses but didn't know who to ask." The Horses 101 seminars cover the topics of horse care & nutrition; equipment; assessing stables; keeping horses at home; and horse selection.

Register online here. Registrations will also be accepted by phone and at the door, space permitting.

$25 for one person, with an additional $20 for a second person on the same registration. Youth 15 and under get in free when accompanied by their parent or guardian.
*** SALE*** Grande Prairie is being offerered for $20, bring a friend for $15. Register online now to reserve your seat.  Space is limited.

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