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Tearing Up the Track
Submitted by: Robert Mein
For the 11th year the Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championship has run at the Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston Alberta.
Despite the rain and cooler weather, the turn out for the event was great. This year saw twelve of the best drivers and their teams tear up the track, in search of the coveted championship. The event included for the first time, a Western Art and Gear Show. Also, Cowboy poetry, music, a pancake breakfast were included in the fun-filled two day event.
Every third weekend in August the miniature horses come to Cardston to race on the specially made track at the Carriage Museum. The 2016 edition promises to be another great event, certainly worth putting August 19th and 20th, 2016 in your calendar!
STOCK DOG TRIALS
Submitted by: Kaylynn Nunn
Stock dog trials is a new event this year for Cardston Heritage Days. Eighteen dogs and their handlers competed in two categories – open and ranch. Ranch dog trials are for younger dogs that have not competed before on a more simple pattern than open dog trials. Competitors came from High River, Nanton, Coaldale, Raymond, Lethbridge, Cardston and Pelly, Saskatchewan.
Judge Dale Adams, (from Del Bonita), kept time and points as the dogs ran three sheep through a pattern
which included running around barrels, through gates, and into a pen. The handler had four minutes to complete the course by giving commands to their dog.
In the Ranch category, Dexter Knoblick (Cardston) earned first.