The Alberta Annual Classic
2013 Alberta Annual Classic Team Cattle Penning
Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre,
*** NEWS ***
*** SADDLES IN EVERY CLASS***
(Posted June 17, 2013)
Yes you are reading that correctly. This year will mark the first year in the 20 year history of the show that we will be presenting saddles in each and every class for the 2013 Classic show. That is 24 saddles up for grabs this year. Also up for grabs will be reserve champion buckles for 2nd and the famous (and very classy) coolers for 3rd place. Sponsorship opportunities still exist for you to get your company name on the 20th anniversary saddles. For sponsorship opportunities please contact either Nicole Smith (780-554-6290) or Howard Pratley (780-445-4452).
*** Pre-Registration is now open***
(Posted June 17, 2013)
The entry process for the 2013 Alberta Annual Classic was officially opened on June 15, 2013. Get your pre-registration in as early as possible to avoid any delays in entering your teams when the entries open on July 15, 2013. If you have any problems with the pre-registration or questions on the show itself, please contact any of the Committee members. This year
*** New Location / New Time of Year ***
(Posted May 21, 2013)
Well time to brush off the saddles, leg up the horses and get ready for another show season. And closely coupled with the associations show seasons, is this years Alberta Annual Classic. 2012 marked the end of the contract with Edmonton Northlands and after many discussions and years of attempts to try to get some key items changed, it was decided that we should make the move to a facility that would accommodate the growing needs of the show. And what better facility than the Calnash Trucking Ag Event Centre in Ponoka, AB. With a huge 135 x 135 warm up ring and a working arena of some 135 by 250+ feet with the ground work designed specifically for equine events, it was a match made in heaven. In addition to moving the location the debate about time of year was also addressed. With the Alberta Annual Classic no longer tied directly to the CFR and Farmfair, the show was free to move to dates that would be more conducive to warmer climates. The first week of November has always been a bit of a crap shoot in terms of weather and was not overly inviting for the use of the many expensive living quarters horse trailers that we now see at all the shows. The decision was therefore made to move the show to the last week of September. This did not conflict with any association finals, nor was it in conflict with the Nationals held each year in Southern Alberta. In fact, for those who have voiced concerns over the possible issues with having too many shows to pay for in a short time frame, the fact is that unlike last year the entries for the Classic have moved a full month earlier so they should not conflict with either your association finals or Nationals payment schedules. We hope this will allow more people to attend all of them.
Should you have any questions regarding the Classic, please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee members.