Update on EIA Testing Ag Center

We are excited to be hosting many different groups and organizations at the Prairieland Park Ag Centre this year.

With respect the EIA testing, we will not be making any changes to the status of the Prairieland Park Ag Centre and will not be instituting mandatory testing for EIA for 2017.

We will continue to work with our clients to ensure that their events are a success, their exhibitors satisfied and the utmost attention to safety will remain a priority.

Lori Cates – Agriculture Manager

Crystal Willms – Ag Centre Co-ordinator

Saskatoon Prairieland Park

Producers brave cold to get insights at 2017 Crop Production Show

 The 34th Annual Western Canadian Crop Production Show, held January 9-12, 2017, wrapped up yesterday. Despite the bitter cold, organizers are pleased with the attendance for all 4 days. The information gathered in Saskatoon this week formulates plans for the upcoming growing season for Western Canadian grain producers.

We were pleased to welcome CropSphere delegates to our facilities this year and look forward to working with that organization to continue building our events together.” stated Agriculture Manager, Lori Cates. “Even though we had some challenges, we are hopeful that delegates appreciated being able to easily attend sessions, AGM’s and the trade show.” Read more

Notice Regarding EIA testing

Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation applauds the Saskatchewan Horse Federation for its initiative to provide education to the horse community on issues that affect all horse owners.

With respect the news release dated March 15, 2016 we would expect extensive discussions to take place over the next year that would include all industry partners, clubs, associations, event organizers, etc.

At this time, and for the 2016 calendar year we will not be making any change to the status of the Prairieland Park Ag Centre and will not institute mandatory testing for EIA.

We will continue to work with our clients to ensure that their events are a success, their exhibitors satisfied and the utmost attention to safety will be our priority.

We would encourage all horse owners to attend the Equi-sessions that will be offered by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation.

Lori Cates
Agriculture Manager
Saskatoon Prairieland Park

Prairieland Park Ag Centre – Winter Board

The Prairieland Park Ag Centre will once again be opening the barn for horse boarding for the months of November thru March.

1. The facility will be offering self-board only. This means you will supply your own feed and bedding and will be responsible for feeding and watering your horse, and cleaning your stall.
2. Ag Centre staff will provide ‘one turn out’ per day. However, it will be your responsibility to ensure that your horses feed is in the outdoor pen.
3. Shavings will be available to purchase from Ag Centre staff at a reduced rate. Shavings must be paid at time of purchase by cash or credit card.
4. You may bring in your own shavings or bedding pellets. No straw is allowed in the barn.
5. One month board is required the first day your horse arrives, or you may leave a credit card on file and you will be charged accordingly on the first of each month. If you choose to pay by cheque e will require postdated cheques for the duration of your contract.
6. You will have access to the heated washrack and heated arena.
7. An arena schedule will be posted on the bulletin board in the arena and will be available on our website with updates on a timely basis.
8. Included with your monthly board you will have one complimentary tack stall, one complimentary feed stall, and a 20 x 20 outdoor pen. A limited number of large turnout pens are available at an additional charge of $50.00 per month, plus GST.
9. 2016-2017 Winter board rate will be $400/month plus gst. ($420)

For further information please call or email:

Crystal Willms, Prairieland Park, Ag Centre Coordinator
306.221.8178
cwillms@saskatoonex.com

CROWDS ENJOY FIFTH ANNUAL SASKATCHEWAN EQUINE EXPO

Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation in partnership with the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are very pleased with the attendance for 5th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo.  In excess of 9000 horse enthusiasts attended the events in both the Prairieland Ag Centre and the Trade and Convention Centre over the 4-day event.

Throughout the weekend, attendees were able to take part in a variety of seminars and demonstrations presented by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine;  world renowned horsemen, Jonathon Field; crowd favorite Connie Dorsch; and Cowboy Dressage expert, Lyn Ringrose- Moe.

The ‘free’ Thursday evening brought over 500 people to watch the Trainers Challenge participants choose their horse and work with them for the first of their 4 hour sessions. Friday and Saturday evening’s Equine Extravaganza thrilled a sold out audience that featured the first Equine Expo Hunter Derby and modified Nations Cup Competitions.  The Flying C’s Trick Riders awed the crowd with their daring routine and demonstration of outstanding horsemanship.

The Trainer’s Challenge, sponsored by NAERIC, drew large crowds for every performance and on Sunday evening Seth Abrahamson, from Broderick, Saskatchewan was named the winner.  Seth was presented with a beautiful hand-made buckle from Bill Wilm from St. Brieux, SK.  Team Quarter Horse won the Battle of the Breeds competition for the 3rd year in a row.

“Equine Expo has become the premier equine event in Saskatchewan and we would like to thank everyone who came out!  Crowds are so enthusiastic and interested in all aspects of the weekend events. A big thanks to the members of the Saskatchewan Horse Federation who did an outstanding job on the new educational display and to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for their continued support.” Lori Cates, Agriculture Manager.

For further information on the Saskatchewan Equine Expo visit www.saskatchewanequineexpo.com.

For more information please contact:

Lori Cates

Manager – Agriculture

C 306-280-9560

T 306-931-7149

E  lcates@saskatoonex.com

Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is a world-class destination for major programs, events, and entertainment. Prairieland Park produces, hosts and facilitates extraordinary events through superior, first-rate customer service. For more information about Prairieland Park, visit www.saskatoonex.com.