Rural Delivery July-August 2017

July 20: Swift Walk, Shelburne Community Center, Shelburne, N.S. Learn about and how to identify Chimney swifts and then walk around town to search for nesting sites. Phone Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, 902-682-2371 or email info@merseytobeatic.ca.

July 21-23: Chainsaw Use and Safety workshop with Patrick Allan, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Hands-on course covering bucking, directional felling, safe use, and maintenance. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org.

July 23: Sheep and Wool Day, Lismore Sheep Farm, River John, N.S. Sheep shearing, spinning, and knitting demonstrations, book launch, dog agility demonstrations, wagon rides, barbecue, live music, Sunday market with produce, baked goods, and crafts. Phone Gillian Crawford, 902-351-2889 or email john.crawford@ns.sympatico.ca.

July 24: Swift Walk, Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre, Liverpool, N.S. Learn about and how to identify Chimney swifts and then walk around town to search for nesting sites. Phone Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute, 902-682-2371 or email info@merseytobeatic.ca.

July 24: Small Farm Expo, Bethany Gardens, Antigonish, N.S. Explore how farmers can build on the strong foundation of traditional farming knowledge and practices with modern production technology, farm business management, and marketing. Visit novascotia.ca/thinkfarm/ for details.

July 25: Never Too Old (N2O) – Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org for more information.

July 25-30: South Shore Exhibition, Exhibition Grounds, Bridgewater, N.S. Visit thebigex.com for details.

July 26: Hopyard Walk and Talk, Wicked Hops, Alton, N.S. Perennia specialists Rosalie Madden and Chris Duyvelshoff discuss variety selection, pest management, and hops quality. Phone Gail Walsh, 1-877-710-5210 (toll-free) or email gwalsh@perennia.ca to register by July 24.

July 27-29: Prince County Exhibition, Alberton, P.E.I. Phone 902-853-3013 or email pcex2013@gmail.com for details.

July 27-30: 46th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Festival, Provincial Exhibition Grounds, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.nsbluegrass.com.

July 28-29: 37th Annual Logging Festival and Parade, Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, ME. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main St. in Rangeley, with the Logging Festival at the museum after the parade. Lumberjack and lumberjill competitions run by Matt Galambos and sponsored by Stihl, famous bean hole dinner, museum displays, vendors, children’s activities, and more. Visit maineforestrymuseum.org for more details.

July 29-30: Crapaud Exhibition, Crapaud, P.E.I. Phone Elmer MacDonald, 902-658-2030 or email admin@crapaudexhibition.com for details.

July 29-31: Backyard Forestry workshop with Donna Crossland, Dale Prest, and Jamie Simpson, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org.

July 29-Aug. 5: Woodstock Old Home Week, Woodstock, N.B. Phone 506-328-4277 for information.

July 30-Aug. 5: Westmorland County Agricultural Fair, Petitcodiac, N.B. Phone 506-756-8149 for details.

July 31: Small Farm Expo, Annapolis County Exhibition, Lawrencetown, N.S. Explore how farmers can build on the strong foundation of traditional farming knowledge and practices with modern production technology, farm business management, and marketing. Visit novascotia.ca/thinkfarm/ for details.

Aug. 2-6: Western Nova Scotia Exhibition, Yarmouth, N.S. Phone 902-742-8222 or visit www.wnse.ca for details.

Aug. 5: N.S. Shorthorn Field Day, Charles Joyce Farm, Brookfield, N.S. Open to all Maritimers. Email Kylynne Sheffield at ky536048@dal.ca.

Aug. 5-6: N.S. Antique Engine and Tractor Show and Antique Tractor Pull, Hants County Exhibition, Windsor, N.S. Phone Brad Hood, 902-792-8154 for details.

Aug. 10-13: Napan Agricultural Show, Napan, N.B. Email show@napan.com for info.

Aug. 10-13: Canadian Simmental Convention and National YCS Classic, Fredericton, N.B. Features youth competitions and several educational presentations for adults. Also farm tours, boat cruises, a lobster dinner, and local New Brunswick attractions. Phone Jennie Mutch, 902-388-1613, email jenniemutch@gmail.com, or visit www.simmental.com.

Aug. 10-19: P.E.I. Provincial Exhibition Old Home Week, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Phone 902-629-6623 or email info@oldhomeweekpei.com.

Aug. 11-13: Brigus Blueberry Festival, Brigus, N.L. Phone 709-528-3201 for information.

Aug. 11-13: Nature Photography workshop with Scott Leslie, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org.

Aug. 12: Annual Farm Field Day, St. John’s, N.L. Phone 709-772-0461 for information.

Aug. 13: Lobster roll supper, West Side United Church, Pentz, N.S. Lobster roll, potato salad, coleslaw, dessert, tea or coffee, $20 per person. For information phone Neil or Philip at 902-688-1580 or Cecilia, 902-688-2671.

Aug. 14-19: Annapolis Valley Exhibition, Lawrencetown, N.S. Phone 902-584-3339 or email valleyex@ns.sympatico.ca.

Aug. 14-27: Permaculture Design Certification Course, The Deanery Project, Lower Ship’s Harbour, N.S. Design positive solutions in gardens and communities on any scale and in any situation. Visit www.p3permaculture.ca to register.

Aug. 16: Apple Barrel Making, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

Aug. 16-19: Halifax County Exhibition, Exhibition Grounds, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S. Interactive demonstrations, information sessions and children’s events, parade, princess pageant, 4-H and children’s day. Visit www.halifaxcountyex.com.

Aug. 17-20: 27th Annual Hank Snow Tribute, Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, N.S. Visit www.hanksnow.com for details.

Aug. 18-20: Chainsaw Use and Safety for Women workshop with Patrick Allan, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Hands-on course covering bucking, directional felling, safe use, and maintenance. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org. 

Aug. 22: Never Too Old (N2O) – Mi’kmaq Artifacts, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org for more information.

Aug. 23-26: Kings County Agricultural Fair, Sussex, N.B. Phone 506-512-1208 for details.

Aug. 23-27: Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Truro, N.S. Phone 902-893-9222 for details.

Aug. 24-26: Maritime Angus Gold Show, Truro, N.S. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

Aug. 24-27: Kent County Agricultural Fair, St. Marie de Kent, N.B. Phone 506-743-8108 for details.

Aug. 25-27: P.E.I. Provincial Plowing Match and Agricultural Fair, Dundas, P.E.I. Phone 902-583-2723 or email dundasplowingmatch@pei.aibn.com.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2: Saint John Exhibition, Saint John, N.B. Phone 506-633-2020 for information.

Aug. 30-Sept 3: 153rd Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition, Exhibition Grounds, Antigonish, N.S. Maritime horse pulls, ATV competition, 4-H day, midway, and more. Visit ense.ca. 

Aug. 31-Sept. 3: 115th Annual Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival, Abram-Village, P.E.I. “Acazing” talent competition, Acadian feast with lobster, 4-H events, pole climbing, rubber boot throwing championship, strong women competition, Acadian dance, and more. Visit www.expositionfestival.com for details.

Sept. 3 Harvest Festival, Ox Pull, and Annapolis Valley Hand Mowing Championship, Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown, N.S. Rain date Sept. 10. For details, email info@northvillefarm.ca or visit www.northvillefarm.ca.

Sept. 4-10: New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition, Fredericton, N.B. Phone 506-458-8819 for details.

Sept. 8-10: Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition, Antigonish, N.S. Phone 902-863-1469 for information.

Sept. 8-10: Eastern Kings Exhibition, Souris, P.E.I. Email ekexhibition@gmail.com for details.

Sept. 9-10: Modern Beekeeper course, Module Four: Bee Maintenance and Business Growth, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Bible Hill, N.S. Visit www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/extended-learning.html, phone 902-893-6666, or email extended.learning@dal.ca.

Sept. 17: Open Farm Day, Atlantic Provinces. Visit nsfa-fane.ca or fermenbfarms.ca for details and maps. 

Sept. 21-24: Maritime Angus Gold Show, Sussex, N.B. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

Sept. 22-23: Maritime Honey Festival, Capital Exhibit Centre, Fredericton, N.B. For more information visit www.centralbeekeepers.com/maritime-honey-festival-.

Sept. 26: Never Too Old (N2O) – Forest Terrariums, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org for more information.

Sept. 30: 25th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, ME. Lumberjack breakfast starts at 9 a.m., children’s pumpkin activity centre, baked goods table, balloon animals, face painting, apple pressing (bring your own container), chainsaw carvers, indoor/outdoor logging displays, vendors and more. Visit maineforestrymuseum.org for more details.

Oct. 1: Fall Tractor Pull, Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown, N.S. Rain date Oct. 7. For details, email info@northvillefarm.ca or visit www.northvillefarm.ca.

Oct. 1: Biodynamic Workshop, Bear River Farm, Deep Brook, N.S. Visit bearriverfarms.ca or email feedback@bearriverfarms.ca for more information.

Oct. 14: Provincial Plowing Match, Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown, N.S. Rain date Oct. 7. For details, email info@northvillefarm.ca or visit www.northvillefarm.ca.

Oct.14-15: Lunenburg County Pudding and Sausage Making, Ross Farm Museum, New Ross, N.S. Visit rossfarm.novascotia.ca or phone 877-689-2210 for information.

 

Atlantic Forestry July 2017

July 17-21: Wildlife Warriors Daycamp, Maritime College of Forest Technology: Junior Forest Ranger Camps, Fredericton, N.B. Ages 9-12. Visit www.mcft.ca or email mevans@mcft.ca.

July 21-23: Chainsaw Use and Safety workshop with Patrick Allan, Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Hands-on course covering bucking, directional felling, safe use, and maintenance. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org.

July 22: International Lumberjack Championship, Ganong Nature Park, St. Stephen, N.B. Fourth event of the 2017 Maritime Lumberjack Association Echo Series. Visit www.facebook.com/ MaritimeLumberJackAssociation or email lucbourque24@hotmail.com. 

July 24-29: Wild Rangers Daycamp, Maritime College of Forest Technology: Junior Forest Ranger Camps, Fredericton, N.B. Forest Rangers, ages 9-12, to the rescue! Help fight a forest fire, make a trail, rescue lost hikers, plant a tree, and top it all with a lumberjack competition. Visit www.mcft.ca or email mevans@mcft.ca. 

July 28-29: 37th Annual Logging Festival and Parade, Maine Forestry Museum, Rangeley, ME. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Main St. in Rangeley, with the Logging Festival at the museum after the parade. Festival runs from 11-4 pm on Saturday and includes lumberjack and lumberjill competitions run by Matt Galambos and sponsored by Stihl, famous bean hole dinner, museum displays, vendors, children’s activities, and more. Visit maineforestrymuseum.org for more details.

July 28-31: Backyard Forestry workshop with Donna Crossland, Dale Prest, and Jamie Simpson. Participants will learn basic forest ecology and how to work with a piece of land to encourage ecological and economical value. Harrison Lewis Centre, Sandy Bay Landings, N.S. Visit www.harrisonlewiscentre.org.

July 29: Crapaud Exhibition Woodsmen Competition, Crapaud Exhibition Grounds, Crapaud, P.E.I. Fifth stop of the 2017 Maritime Lumberjack Association Echo Series, competition starts at 1 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/ MaritimeLumberJackAssociation or email lucbourque24@hotmail.com. 

July 29: Tracking the Mammals of P.E.I., Macphail Woods Nature Centre, Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. A walk and talk looking at the native and introduced mammals still found on the Island. Phone Daniel McRae, 902-651-2575, email danielmcrae@macphailwoods.org, or visit macphailwoods.org. 

Aug. 7-11: Senior Rangers Camp, Maritime College of Forest Technology: Junior Forest Ranger Camps, Fredericton, N.B. Week-long residential camp for getting a taste of being a wildfire fighter, logger, conservation officer, field technician, or champion lumberjack. Ages 13 and up. Visit www.mcft.ca or mevans@mcft.ca.

Aug. 19-20: Log-a-Load For Kids 12th Annual Ball Tournament, Caledonia, N.S., For information, phone Rod Badcock, 902-277-0795 or email rod.badcock@bioapplied.com.

Nov. 7-8: Celebrating Canada’s 150 – Are Our Urban Forests Ready For The Next 150? Workshop, Crown Plaza, Fredericton, N.B. Topics include tools and strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate events, pest and disease, urban and landscape design, and current research. Registration will open June 15. For more information, phone 506-432-7575 or email nairn@fundymodelforest.net.

 

Atlantic Beef Summer 2017

June 10: Progressive Agriculture Safety Day, Berwick Fire Hall, Berwick, N.S. Demos and discussion about tractor, chemical, and fire safety and biosecurity for families and children aged nine to 13. To pre-register visit www.farmsafetyns.ca/safetydays or phone 902-893-2293.

June 15-July 3: World Angus Forum, Edinburgh, Scotland. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

June 29-July 1: 35th All-Canada Sheep Classic Show & Sale, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, Alta. For information phone 1-866-956-1116 or visit www.sheepbreeders.ca.

July 8: Horse Pull, Northville Farm Heritage Centre, Billtown, N.S. For details, email info@northvillefarm.ca or visit www.northvillefarm.ca.

July 11-14: 2017 Global 4-H Network Summit, Ottawa. Visit www.global-4-h-network.com for details.

July 14-16: EastGen Atlantic 4-H Showcase, Provincial Exhibition Grounds, Bible Hill, N.S. Phone Dale MacPhee, 506-875-1573 or email Dale.MacPhee@eastgen.ca.

July 20-22: Showdown 2017, Lloydminster, Sask. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

July 22: Sheep Producers Association of Nova Scotia Shepherd’s Special, Joseph Leck’s farm, Hilden, N.S. Farm tour, barbecue, and flock health management workshop. To register phone Kara, 902-895-0581 by July 20. Rain date is July 29.

July 23: Sheep and Wool Day, Lismore Sheep Farm, River John, N.S. Sheep shearing, spinning, and knitting demonstrations, book launch, dog agility demonstrations, wagon rides, barbecue, live music, Sunday market with produce, baked goods, and crafts. Phone Gillian Crawford, 902-351-2889 or email john.crawford@ns.sympatico.ca.

July 25- 30: South Shore Exhibition, Exhibition Grounds, Bridgewater, N.S. Phone 902-543-3341 or visit thebigex.com for details. 

July 27-29: Prince County Exhibition, Alberton, P.E.I. Phone 902-853-3013 or email pcex2013@gmail.com for details.

July 29-30: Crapaud Exhibition, Crapaud, P.E.I. Phone Elmer MacDonald, 902-658-2030 or email admin@crapaudexhibition.com for details.

July 29-Aug. 5: Woodstock Old Home Week, Woodstock, N.B. Phone 506-328-4277 for information.

July 30-Aug. 5: Westmorland County Agricultural Fair, Petitcodiac, N.B. Phone 506-756-8149 for details.

Aug. 2-6: Western Nova Scotia Exhibition, Yarmouth, N.S. Phone 902-742-8222 or visit www.wnse.ca for details.

Aug. 5: N.S. Shorthorn Field Day, Charles Joyce Farm, Brookfield, N.S. Open to all Maritimers. Email Kylynne Sheffield at ky536048@dal.ca.

Aug. 5: Maritime Shorthorn Association Junior Field Day, Crystal and Ron Mannings, Stanley, N.S. Phone Adam and Christy Fraser, 902-396-1937.

Aug. 9: Healthy Forage Field Day, AAFC Research Station, Nappan, N.S. Features locally applicable seeding, fencing, and variety demos, hosted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Maritime Beef Council. Visit nscattle.ca/mbc for details.

Aug. 10-13: Napan Agricultural Show, Napan, N.B. Email show@napan.com for info.

Aug. 10-13: Canadian Simmental Convention and National YCS Classic, Fredericton, N.B. Features youth competitions and several educational presentations for adults. Itinerary also includes farms tours, boat cruises, a lobster dinner, and local New Brunswick attractions. Phone Jennie Mutch, (902) 388-1613, email jenniemutch@gmail.com, or visit www.simmental.com.

Aug. 10-19: P.E.I. Provincial Exhibition Old Home Week, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Phone 902-629-6623 or email info@oldhomeweekpei.com.

Aug. 12: Annual Farm Field Day, St. John’s, N.L. Phone 709-772-0461 for information.

Aug. 14-19: Annapolis Valley Exhibition, Lawrencetown, N.S. Phone 902-584-3339 or email valleyex@ns.sympatico.ca.

Aug. 15-17: Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alta. Visit canadianbeefindustryconference.com

Aug. 16-19: Halifax County Exhibition, Exhibition Grounds, Middle Musquodoboit, N.S. Interactive demonstrations, information sessions and children’s events, parade, princess pageant, 4-H and children’s day. Visit www.halifaxcountyex.com.

Aug. 18-19: Maritime Angus Gold Show, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

Aug. 23-26: Kings County Agricultural Fair, Sussex, N.B. Phone 506-512-1208 for details.

Aug. 23-27: Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, Truro, N.S. Phone 902-893-9222 for details.

Aug. 24-26: Maritime Angus Gold Show, Truro, N.S. Phone Betty Lou Scott at 902-925-2057 or email windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca for information.

Aug. 24-27: Kent County Agricultural Fair, St. Marie de Kent, N.B. Phone 506-743-8108 for details.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2: Saint John Exhibition, Saint John, N.B. Phone 506-633-2020 for information.

Aug. 31- Sept. 3: 115th Annual Evangeline Area Agricultural Exhibition and Acadian Festival, Abram-Village, P.E.I. “Acazing” talent competition, Acadian feast with lobster, 4-H events, pole climbing, rubber boot throwing championship, strong women competition, Acadian dance, and more. Visit www.expositionfestival.com for details.

Sept. 2: Purebred Sheep Breeders’ Association of Nova Scotia’s 37th Annual Atlantic Sheep Sale, Exhibition Grounds, Truro, N.S. Sale begins at 11 a.m. Visit www.sheepnovascotia.ns.ca.

 

Horse & Pony May - July 2017

May 12-14: The Mane Event, Western Fair District, London, Ont. Equine clinics, demos, and presentations, plus a large equine trade show. Phone Gail Barker, 844-578-7518, email gail@maneeventexpo.com, or visit www.maneeventexpo.com for information.

May 13: North Shore Winter Sorting Series, Horseshoe Shoals Stables, Malpeque, P.E.I. Phone Shane, 902-432-4680 or Amanda, 902-393-3071 for details.

May 13: Five Fires Scotia Series Dressage Competition, Five Fires Equestrian Facility, Brookfield, N.S. Phone Carol Macomber, 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

May 13-14: PEI Hunter & Jumper Association Kevin Crosby Clinic, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Equitation, striding, leads, and what produces a winning round covered on the first day; course and critique, and school for the show ring on second. Visit www.facebook.com/peihjassociation/ for details.

May 18-21: Windsor Spring Horse Show, Hants County Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. EC Gold show. Email Carrie MacDonald, carrieruthmacdonald@gmail.com or phone 902-790-2394.

May 19-20: Dressage P.E.I. Schooling Show with Judge Dawn Helm, Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud, P.E.I. Visit Dressage P.E.I. Facebook group, www.facebook.com/groups/432331880150142/ for details.

May 19-22: Anne Gage Clinic, Hobby Horse Farm, Coldbrook, N.S. A great clinic for building confidence and connection with one’s horse. Email Anne, anne@confidenthorsemanship.com.

May 20: HTPEI LTED Clinic with Rob Stevenson, Strathgartney Equestrian Park, Bonshaw, P.E.I. Phone Deborah Smith, 902-620-1309, email eventingbee@hotmail.com, or visit horsetrialspei.ca.

May 20-22: Dressage Clinic with Arthur Kottas, Five Fires Equestrian Center, Brookfield, N.S. One of 10 North American stops to be made by acclaimed international dressage clinician and trainer of trainers, Arthur Kottas. Phone 902-956-2013 or email carol@fivefires.ca.

May 21: HTPEI Eventing Test #1, Strathgartney Equestrian Park, Bonshaw, P.E.I. Phone Laura MacDougall, 902-303-2638 or email seaglass.stablespei@gmail.com or visit horsetrialspei.ca.

May 26-28: Dressage New Brunswick Competition #1, Princess Louise Show Park, Sussex, N.B. Phone Renee DeGarie, 506-647-9889 or email dressagenb@gmail.com.

May 26-28: Color Classic Horse Show, Windsor Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. APHCC, APHC, APHA, AQHA, and Open with judges Jamie Simpson and Todd Bailey. Visit the Color Classic Horse Show Facebook page or email Sue Lowe at suelowe3@hotmail.com.

May 27: Fun Horse Show in Aid of IWK, PPH Farms, Mount Herbert, P.E.I. Island Reining Horse Association Sanctioned show. Classes include hunter, pleasure, barrels, poles, reining, costume, and more, open to both English and Western Riders. All proceeds donated to the IWK. Visit Fun Horse Show in Aid of IWK Facebook page for details.

May 27: CNHP General Purpose Series Show #1, Central Nova Equine Park, Salmon River, N.S. Show includes hunter classes, English and Western under saddle classes, stakes classes, novice classes, and Gymkhana games. Phone 902-897-4755, email smorehouse@eastlink.ca, or visit more info at www.cnhp.ca.

May 27-28: GHS Equestrian Challenge #1, Geary Hill Stables, Geary, N.B. Phone 506-357-8229.

May 27-29: Equi-Health Canada Instructor Training Program, Countrytime Stable, Glovertown, N.L. Covers basic health and emergency first aid, horse first aid for kids, Safety First – the Barn and Beyond, Farm Safe Kids, and First Aid Fundamentals. For more information or to register, phone 709-533-7746 or email countrytime@eastlink.ca.

May 28: CNHP Hunter Show, Central Nova Equine Park, Salmon River, N.S. Heights range from cross rail to 3’3”, prize money for division winners. Phone 902-897-4755, email smorehouse@eastlink.ca, or visit more info at www.cnhp.ca. 

June 3: Rob Stevenson Eventing Clinic, Hobby Horse Farm, Coldbrook, N.S. Email Kim Elliott-Foster, ShalaStables@eastlink.ca or phone 902-866-3889.

June 3-4: Dressage P.E.I. Gold/Bronze Show with judge Joan McCartney, Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud, P.E.I. Phone Ken Mellish 902-838-4032, email ktm.mellish@pei.sympatico.ca, or visit Dressage P.E.I. Facebook group for details.

June 3-4: Liberty Horsemanship Clinic with Lorie Duff, Countrytime Stable, Glovertown, N.L. For more information or to register, phone 709-533-7746 or email countrytime@eastlink.ca.

June 4: Hobby Horse Schooling Trials, Hobby Horse Farm, Coldbrook, N.S. School cross-country without the pressure of a recognized competition. Email leslie@wadehobbyhorsefarm.com.

June 9-11: RIDERS Seahorse Gold/Bronze EC Show #1, Hants County Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. Judge, Birgit Valkenborg. Phone Deanne Hemphill, 902-462-4375, or email dhemp@bellaliant.net, ridersns@gmail.com, or visit www.dressageridersns.ca.

June 9-11: Clicker Clinic with Monty Gwynne, Silver Lining Stables, Conception Bay South, N.L. For more information or to register, email Shirley.ryan110@yahoo.ca.

June 10: PEI Hunter & Jumper Association Jen Hamilton Clinic, Charlottetown, P.E.I. Visit www.facebook.com/peihjassociation/ for details.

June 10-11: A Ride to Remember, Woodstock, N.B. Memorial ACTRA-sanctioned ride in memory of Jean and Elliott Bridges. Visit Western Valley Equestrian Association Facebook page for details. 

June 10-11: Travis Smith Clinic, Sunrise Equestrian Services, Lethbridge, N.L. For more information phone Jessie, 709-427-6975 or email sunriseequestrian96.gmail.com.

June 10-11: Western Shore Barrel Racing Club Show #1, outh Shore Exhibition Grounds, Bridgewater, N.S. Phone Gloria Carey, 902-746-4662 or email gasmith@nsac.ca to arrange payment. For more information visit www.wsbrc.com.

June 11: Sambea Jumper Show, Lawrencetown Beach, N.S. Phone Nathalie Green, 902-488-9607 or email sambeafarm@gmail.com.

June 17: HTPEI LTED Clinic with Alexandra Beaton, Strathgartney Equestrian Park, Bonshaw, P.E.I. Email Deborah Smith at eventingbee@hotmail.com or visit horsetrialspei.ca.

June 17: CNHP General Performance Series Show #2, Central Nova Equine Park, Salmon River, N.S. Show includes hunter classes, English and Western under saddle classes, stakes classes, novice classes, and gymkhana games. Phone 902-897-4755, email smorehouse@eastlink.ca, or visit www.cnhp.ca.

June 17-18: Donald Fancy Memorial Slide In Reining Show, Windsor Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. South Shore Reiners annual NRHA competition. For details phone Shauna Wile, 902-521-2128.

June 17-18: Horses at Work Hunter Jumper Championships Series, Upper Sweet’s Corner, N.S. Email Jill Barker, horsesatwork@gmail.com or visit www.horsesatwork.weebly.com for details.

June 17-18: GHS Equestrian Challenge #2, Geary Hill Stables, Geary, N.B. Phone 506-357-8229.

June 18: HTPEI Eventing Test #2 and Derby, Strathgartney Equestrian Park, Bonshaw, P.E.I. Email Deborah Smith, eventingbee@hotmail.com or visit horsetrialspei.ca.

June 24: Equi-Health Basic First Aid course with instructor Sue Sweeney Janes, Sunrise Equestrian Services, Lethbridge, N.L. Phone Jessie, 709-427-6975 or email sunriseequestrian96.gmail.com.

June 24-25: Sixth-annual Ride for the Ribbon Show, Bridgewater Exhibition Grounds, Bridgewater, N.S. All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Foundation. Visit thebigex.com for details.

June 24-26: George Morris Clinic, Hants County Exhibition, Exhibition Park, Windsor, N.S. Phone David Coombes, 902-798-0000, email hantscountyex@eastlink.ca, or visit hantscountyex.com for information. 

June 24-25: Dressage NS Bronze/Gold Show, Coveside Stables, Chester, NS. Visit dressagenovascotia.ca for info.

June 24-25: Foshay South Dressage Show, Foshay South Eventing, Lakeside, N.B. Phone Suzanne Stevenson, 506-474-3869 or email suzannestevenson@nb.sympatico.ca.

June 24-25: P.E.I. Western Horse Association Slide into Summer Pointed Show, Crapaud Agriplex, Crapaud, P.E.I. WHA/Island Reining Horse Association combined event. Visit www.peiwesternhorse.com for details.    

June 24-25: Western Shore Barrel Racing Club Show #2, Vintage Farms, Weymouth, N.S. Phone Gloria Carey, 902-746-4662 or email gasmith@nsac.ca to arrange payment. For more information visit www.wsbrc.com.

June 29- July 2: Windsor Summer Horse Show, Hants County Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. EC Gold Show. Email Carrie MacDonald, carrieruthmacdonald@gmail.com or phone 902-790-2394.

July 2: Willowbrook Farm Horse Trials, Willowbrook Farm, Balmoral, N.S. Email Pam LeDrew, pam.andy@ns.sympatico.ca or visit www.htns.org.

July 3-7: Hobby Horse Camp, Hobby Horse Farm, Coldbrook, N.S. Opportunity for riders to school flat, stadium, and cross country. Geared to level of horse and rider, for children and adults. Email Leslie, leslie@wadehobbyhorsefarm.com.   

July 6-9: Restless Pines Tournament, Restless Pines Farms, Hammonds Plains, N.S. Phone Heidi MacInnes, 902-209-7355 or email info@restlesspines.com for info.

July 8: Equine Basic First Aid course, Adventure Farms, Grenfell Heights, Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. Phone 709-489-6166 for info.

July 8-9: NSDS Driving Horse Show, Central Nova Equine Park, Salmon River, N. S. Email hazelbrenton@gmail.com.

July 8-9: Western Rider Level testing with coach Sylvia Locke, Cache Rapids Stable, Reidville, N.L. Phone 709-635-5224, 709-635-5535 or email cacherapidsstable@gmail.com for info.

July 8-9: Western Dressage Clinic with Loni Atwood, Sunrise Equestrian Services, Lethbridge, N.L. For more information, phone Jessie, 709-427-6975 or email sunriseequestrian96.gmail.com.

July 8-9: Valley Reiners Competition, Windsor Exhibition Grounds, Windsor, N.S. NRHA show. Email normagraham@bellaliant.net.

July 14-16: Dressage New Brunswick Competition #2, Princess Louise Show Park, Sussex, N.B. Phone Renee DeGarie 506-647-9889 or email dressagenb@gmail.com for info.

July 15: Equine Advanced First Aid course with instructor Sue Sweeney Janes, Sunrise Equestrian Services, Lethbridge, N.L. For more information phone Jessie, 709-427-6975 or email sunriseequestrian96.gmail.com.

July 15-16: Horses At Work Hunter Jumper Championships Series, Upper Sweet’s Corner, N.S. Email horsesatwork@gmail.com or visit www.horsesatwork.weebly.com.

July 16: Central Nova Horse Trials, CNHP, Salmon River, N.S. For information email Pam Macintosh at pmacintosh@bellaliant.net.

July 20-21: Roz Moskovits Clinic, Clovelly Riding Stable, Logy Bay, N.L. Email clovellystables@gmail.com for info.

July 21: Farewell Social, Clovelly Riding Stable, Logy Bay, N.L. Email clovellystables@gmail.com for info.

July 22-24: Clovelly Horse Show, Clovelly Riding Stable, Logy Bay, N.L. Western classes July 22; English and jumping July 23; dressage July 24, followed by an evening barbecue and final tour. Email clovellystables@gmail.com for info.

July 22: Equine Heath and Emergency First Aid Clinic with Sue Sweeney Janes, Cache Rapids Stable, Reidville, N.L. Phone 709-635-5224 or 709-635-5535, or email cacherapidsstable@gmail.com.

July 20-23: Sydney Horse Expo, Centre 200, Sydney, N.S. Email pmacdonald@cbrm.ns.ca, phone 902-564-4870, or visit sydneyhorseexpo.com/.

July 22-23: Valley Performance and Obstacle Challenge Competition, Annapolis Valley Exhibition Grounds, Lawrencetown, N.S. Email ohnmyohngoldcard@hotmail.com, or phone 902-824-3952.

July23: Foshay South Combined Test, Foshay South Eventing, Lakeside, N.B. Email Suzanne Stevenson at suzannestevenson@nb.sympatico.ca for information.

July 29: CNHP Bronze Dressage Show, Central Nova Equine Park, Truro, N.S. Phone Sheri Morehouse, 902-897-4755, email smorehouse@eastlink.ca, or visit www.cnhp.ca.

July 29: HTNS Cross-Country Clinic with Andy Wadowski, Hobby Horse Farm, Coldbrook, N.S. Email Lisa, lpettigrew@ns.sympatico.ca.

July 29: Fun Show, Venture Stables, Freetown, P.E.I. Features classes for all sizes and disciplines, including minis, drafts, youth, and adult, and live entertainment afterwards. Visit venturestables.com.

July 30: Downtown Horse Show, Halifax Junior Bengal Lancers, Halifax, N.S. Phone 902-423-6723 or email office@bengallancers.com.

Aug. 5: HTPEI LTED Clinic with Waylon Roberts, Strathgartney Equestrian Park, Bonshaw, P.E.I. Email Deborah Smith, eventingbee@hotmail.com.

Aug 5: Brae Fearann XC Derby, Brae Fearann, Harvey Stables, N.B. Email Lori Leach at loriellen.leach@gmail.com for details.