For more than 35 years, Northlands has been hosting Farmfair, one of Canada’s top agricultural shows.
Held in conjunction with the Canadian Finals Rodeo each year, visitors are entertained, educated and engaged with beefed-up cattle shows, world class equine sales, competitions, and clinics. Guests can enjoy a wagon load of western excitement including:
Bloodstock 2012 After its inaugural year, Bloodstock 2012 will capitalize on last year’s event by making enhancements to help make the sale even more successful. This year, the sale will be limited to yearlings, two year olds and three year old horses. Providing they meet the criteria, any horse that sells through Bloodstock 2012 will be eligible to return to Farmfair and compete as three year olds in the Snaffle Bit Futurity in 2012, and as four and five year olds in the Team Roping Futurity and in the Snaffle Bit Derby for added monies, in subsequent years.
Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity The most prestigious reined cowhorse event in Canada, the Canadian Snaffle Bit Futurity will showcase the top three year old horses as they compete in cutting, fence work and reining. All of the top professionals, trainers and non-pro competitors gather in Edmonton for this event.
Northlands Team Roping Futurity Now heading into its fourth consecutive year, this event is receiving increased exhibitor and viewer support and is attracting some of the top team ropers in North America.
8th Annual Heritage Ranch Rodeo It exists to preserve and showcase the traditional skills of the working ranch cowboy. Sixteen teams from some of the largest ranches throughout Western Canada compete in Team Sorting, Team Branding, Team Doctoring, Wild Cow Milking, the Wild Horse Race and Bronc Riding.
Mounted Shooters Competition This will be the first year there will be Mounted Shooters Competition at Farmfair. It will be the pre-show for the final two performances of the Heritage Ranch Rodeo.
Ranch Horse Sale and Competition The sale is limited to 15 competition horses and five prospects. Potential sale horses are selected by a panel of anonymous judges to help ensure that the quality remains high. The participants complete a prescribed pattern in the competition component and are judged on the suitability for ranch work, athletic ability and training.
Heavy Horse Pull This crowd pleasing event is fan favourite and great family entertainment. To add to the excitement this year, the Heavy Horse Pull auction will take place just before the main event.