Elena Neufeld, 9, learns how to stand on the back of a horse as instructor Tara Reimer holds the reins during a vaulting class during last April’s Horse3 event at the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence. This year’s event runs from Good Friday through Easter Sunday.
That sound you barely hear at the Keystone Centre this weekend is horse whispering.
The Keystone and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba are again hosting their unique Horse3 event in the Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence in the Keystone Centre on Good Friday through Easter Sunday.
In its seventh year, Horse3 celebrates the power and wonder of the horse-human relationship through its weekend of equine guided education and entertainment.
At Horse3, a multitude of equine disciplines are featured. Fans attend clinics, see demonstrations and entertainment, get the opportunity to "ride with the experts" and purchase products at the H3 Trade Show for all aspects of their horse-centric lives.
Returning this year and a perennial highlight of the weekend is the NAERIC Trainer’s Challenge colt starting competition.
Three clinicians take a young horse out of a supplied select herd and individually call upon their knowledge, skills and ability to quickly form understandings and relationships between horse and trainer. This challenge showcases the unique connection between horse and human — something not to be missed.
This year’s competitors include Sean Patrick, Steve Rother and Kaylee Mills.
Another highlight will be the "Evening of the Horse" on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m., featuring demonstrations, entertainment and a chance to mingle with the trainers, judges and clinicians of this year’s Horse3.
For more information, visit keystonecentre.com/horse3. Also ‘Like’ Horse3 on Facebook.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition April 17, 2014