The newest event to come to the Stuart Nechako, with the possibility of becoming an annual event for our communities, is the Equifair.
This event will host people from B.C. and Alberta. Our focus is to promote education and awareness for the equine industry and the many aspects involved. It will be a great viewing event for spectators of all ages.
Friday, June 8, the Equifair starts off at 3 p.m. with a beginner roping clinic as well as a barrel clinic. Friday evening hosts a parade of breeds featuring horses of all types.
Saturday morning, June 9, kicks off with a cutting horse demonstration followed by a cutting competition. This will be a very exciting for the viewing public. This event is followed by barrel and roping competitions as well as horse plowing demos, harness and driving clinics. There will be regional gymkhana for young and old alike.
Midday Saturday will have a unique demo from Maury Grant of Coldstream Ranch, renowned at colt starting clinics.
Sunday morning, June 10, begins with part two of the roping competition along with a chore team event showcasing the heavy horses. Noon will feature another colt starting clinic by Maury Grant. Sunday afternoon will be a draft horse pull.
The tradeshow will be on for the entire weekend with many new products catering to the equine and agricultural industries in our region.
There are only a few events like this in Western Canada so be sure to attend.