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Rick C November 2nd, 2012 08:50 AM

Millarville Ag Society
 
I'm VP of the Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society, a little southwest of Calgary. This is a very busy Ag Society with lots happening through the year. Some images from 2012 . . .

Wednesday evening barrel racing jackpot . . . . the ladies get together for some competition.

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and

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At the Millarville Rodeo below, the loneliness of someone who didn't last eight seconds . . .

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Below, an up-and-comer . . . .

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Below, the veteran . . . .

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Below, the common cowboy, fully equipped . . .

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continued . . . . .

Rick C November 2nd, 2012 08:50 AM

Below, at the 105th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair, youngsters wait their turn in Western Riding . . .

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Below, a pep talk before judging . . .

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Below, the pie-eating contest . . . blind server, blind eater and a caller.

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Waiting their turn in the Look-A-Like Pet competition

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Below, those highly prized Fair ribbons . . . . over 4,000 bench entries plus competitions at the Fair.

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continued . . . .

Rick C November 2nd, 2012 08:51 AM

Below, under a threatening prairie sky at the 107th Annual Millarville Races, a young lady leads the Stock Horse Race, pitting local ranchers, acreage owners and farmers against each other for bragging rights and an historic trophy.

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The winner . . . . . her first win, the third for this particular horse.

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Below, three-legged races like this have been a staple on Canada at the Millarville Racetrack for more than 100 years.

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Lots more at [url]www.goldentales.ca/millarvilleblog2012.htm[/url] if anyone is interested.

Rick C
[url]www.goldentales.ca[/url]

hazelrunpack November 2nd, 2012 09:41 AM

Awesome set of pics, Rick!! I love your chronicles of the Millarville events!!

ownedbycats November 10th, 2012 03:03 PM

Great pictures. I think your fair looks like a lot of fun.

marko November 11th, 2012 11:11 AM

Wonderful set Rick - Thx for the share!!

Sylvie November 12th, 2012 06:48 AM

As usual, awesome pictures. :thumbs up Looks like everyone has fun. Did the little girl and her dog win in the look a like contest?

Rick C November 13th, 2012 11:02 AM

[QUOTE=Sylvie;1049215]As usual, awesome pictures. :thumbs up Looks like everyone has fun. Did the little girl and her dog win in the look a like contest?[/QUOTE]

I don't think the little girl won, but she was in the top three.

FYI . . . .

You might recognize the Millarville Racetrack, a rural facility southwest of Calgary, as a frequent set piece in the internationally syndicated CBC television series "Heartland."

The Racetrack is one of the oldest in Canada and was the first to allow for women jockey's.

It is also home to the Millarville Farmers' Market, the oldest and largest outdoor Market in southern Alberta, including Calgary. We just staged the Millarville Christmas Market last weekend, one of the largest arts & crafts shows in Alberta.

I started up the Millarville "Run To The Farmers' Market" Half Marathon last year and it was a big success. It's the only long distance race in North America that I can find that finishes at a large and active Farmers' Market. We're looking to double our runners next year.

It's a fun place to be.

Rick C
[url]www.goldentales.ca[/url]


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