• Lorna Hamilton

Vermilion Ag Society Hosting Alberta Draft Horse Classic


Four horse hitch

The Vermilion Ag Society was unable to hold the Fair this year due to the lack of time the Society had to organize the many moving parts involved in holding a Fair; the spirit will be kept alive with one of the most adored events.

From July 23 -25 the Ag Society will be hosting the Alberta Draft Horse Classic, which has always been a hit. During the three-day event attendees will have the opportunity to watch halter classes in the morning, and hitch classes in the afternoon. The 4 horse hitch will open the hitch show Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. The famous 6 horse hitches will open the hitch show on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Grandstands.

“We are very excited to have the same five 6 horse hitches that competed at the Calgary Stampede this year. Many of the horses and hitches at this show compete at many of the major shows in Canada and the United States,” explained Doug Stewart, member of the heavy horse committee.

Stewart also mentioned that due to the tremendous support of their donors and volunteers the Ag Society is able to hold the Alberta Draft Horse Classic as well as complete various maintenance and upgrade projects that were required.

“We are so grateful for the financial support our donors have continued to provide which gave us the ability to hold the Heavy Horse Show this year. Hopefully, the show will help keep the spirit of the Fair alive until we can have a great Fair next year. We are also so grateful for the volunteers who behind the scenes have been completing needed maintenance and upgrades around the grounds including major renovations of the bathroom facilities, and repairs on grandstand, barns and grounds,” stated Stewart.

This event is free to everyone who would like to attend and the Vermilion Ag Society is looking forward to seeing you there.