These are working horse events. Everyone is welcome to join us, with or without horses, but smiles are mandatory!
April to May — Spontaneous Plowings
Calgary/Millarville/Red Deer, Edson, AB
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May 6 — Basic Driving Clinic
One Day Only – $150. If you are looking to learn the basics of team and single driving, this is the course for you! This about the 20th year we have put on this clinic and it’s hugely popular so register early. Limited class size. ONLY 2 SPACES LEFT.
CONTACT TERRY TO REGISTER
May 20th, 21st & 22nd – May Long Weekend — Join us for Plowing & Seeding at the Bar U Ranch NHS
Yes we can camp right on site!
To book stalls, register with Terry before May 1.
July 7th to 16th — Draft Horse Town at the Calgary Stampede
It’s 8th edition of DHT — a great gathering of working draft horses and teamsters in the heart of Calgary. We are always looking for new teams and Teamsters for Draft Horse Town, but you must be safety checked. Visit DRAFTHORSETOWN.COM for details.
You’re Invited to our Fall Harvest!
Join us for two days this September and help us harvest the barley field Eau Claire Distillery uses to make their horsed farmed whisky! A true farm to glass experience!
To be a part of this ultimate Alberta volun-tourism experience, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday, August 25, 2017.
Important Note: As with all farming, this day is subject to weather conditions. If in doubt, call Eau Claire Distillery to confirm it is still on. Long sleeves, trousers and gloves recommended.
Binding and Stooking – September 2nd – Bar U Ranch National Historic Site – 10:00am to 3:00pm
Help us stook our fields! The Harvest invites participants to gather sheaves of barley grain cut by horse-drawn vintage farm gear in preparation for threshing. The process is called stooking and it protects and dries unthreshed grain from inclement weather elements – often ominous in Alberta. Field side lunch provided.
Threshing – September 16th – Bar U Ranch National Historic Site – 10:00am to 3:00pm
The stooked bundles are gathered by volunteers on horse drawn hay racks and transported to the 1920’s era threshing machine, where the grain is separated from the straw. Pitchforks provided, volunteers are provided with a celebratory dinner back at the distillery!