Calgary, Alberta Canada
September 5 to September 9, 2012
The Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse is pleased to announce that it will partner with the Alberta Walking Horse Association at Breeds for the World display at the 2012 “Masters” at Spruce Meadows. The Alberta Walking Horse has been an active participant at the Breeds for the World during the Spruce Meadows “Masters” in Calgary, Alberta every September beginning in 1985. This is the first year the CRTWH will officially join AWHA in this venture. The Tennessee Walking Horse will be one of ten breeds represented this year.
The joint venture booth will be located in the east end of the Ring Hall. The physical setup is different from previous years, but is reminiscent of the design from the mid 1980’s and should prove popular with the public. The booths will run on either side of a demo ring which will be in use from 10 AM to 2 PM every day. Each breed will have the exclusive use of the demo ring for 10 minutes in the morning and the afternoon. All commentary will e made by a breed representative. Before and after the demo, the horses and riders will congregate outside the riding hall for pictures and interaction with the public.
Keith Oberle has kindly offered to provide the demo horse each day. Keith will be attending Spruce Meadows as a member of the Steele Scouts and will use one of the horses he will be riding with the Scouts. Keith will appear in full regalia and plans are to have the demo focus on the disposition and nature of the TWH as a horse that can be used for a variety of purposes including riding with walk/trot horses. Naturally the special gaits of the TWH will be discussed as well.
We know the best ambassadors for the Canadian Tennessee Walking Horses is the horse itself, but it is the owners who speak on behalf of the horses. We welcome volunteers to help “man the booth” and promote our beloved horses from Wednesday September 5 to Sunday September 9. This is great opportunity to meet old friends and promote you new people. If you would like to join the volunteer team, please contact
Dianne Little 403-271-7391