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Agriculture

Participate or be a spectator for livestock shows of all kinds!

The 2024 Carman Country Fair will be host to livestock shows for Miniature horse, Light horse, Heavy horse, and Cattle. The Denim and Dust Barrel Racing series will be held every Tuesday evening in July and August. We hope to see you  join us for this event, either as a spectator or a competitor!

Agriculture

Participate or be a spectator for livestock shows of all kinds!

The 2023 Carman Country Fair hopes to host livestock shows for Miniature horse, Heavy horse, and Cattle.The Denim and Dust Barrel Racing series will be held every Tuesday evening in July and August. We hope to see you  join us for this event, either as a spectator or a competitor!

Barrel Racing

Barrel racing is an exhilarating equestrian sport that involves a horse and rider racing around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern as quickly as possible. The sport requires a combination of speed, agility, and precision, and requires both the horse and rider to be in top physical condition.

The thrill of barrel racing lies in the adrenaline rush that comes from the speed and agility required to navigate the course. The tight turns around the barrels require quick reflexes and a deep understanding of the horse’s abilities and limits, as well as a strong bond between the rider and horse.

The sport also has a competitive aspect, with riders vying for the fastest time in the race. This adds an extra level of excitement and challenge, as riders strive to improve their time and beat their competitors.

Don't miss the Carman Country Fair Open Jackpot Barrel Race on Saturday, July 13

Provincial Percheron Show

Percherons are a breed of draft horses that have been highly valued for their strength and versatility for centuries. They originated in the Perche region of France, and were bred for their ability to work long hours in a variety of settings. Today, Percherons continue to be used for a wide range of tasks, from heavy farm work and logging to driving and riding.

Known for their muscular build, short back, and strong legs with large hooves, they typically stand between 16 and 18 hands tall and can weigh up to 2,600 pounds. They have a gentle and easygoing temperament, making them suitable for beginner riders and drivers. Percherons are also intelligent and willing workers, and are often used for commercial work such as hauling heavy loads or competing in parades and competitions. With their long history and continued popularity, they are a valuable and beloved breed of horse.

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Miniature Horses

Miniature horses are a type of horse that are much smaller than regular horses. They typically measure between 34 and 38 inches in height, and weigh between 150 and 250 pounds. Miniatures are often used as therapy animals, due to their gentle nature and small size. They are also popular pets, as they are easy to care for and can form strong bonds with their owners. They are incredibly intelligent and can be trained to do a variety of tricks. Be sure to check them out! Join us Saturday, July 13th at 8:30 AM.

Little Beginnings: The Origin of the Manitoba Miniature Horse Club

The Manitoba Miniature Horse Club (MMHC) was established in 1993 by a group of Manitobans who owned Miniature Horses.  Five couples met in January at a community club in Charleswood to discuss their options.  These Individuals shared a common interest in forming a club that could provide opportunities for social interaction, for the promotion of the breed, and for learning more about breeding, training, and exhibiting Miniature Horses.  Before we knew it an executive was formed, bylaws were drawn up and an application was made to become a member club of the American Miniature Horse Association.

Since that MMHC members meet annually at a Spring and Fall General Meeting, as well as at various functions throughout the year.  An annual MMHC Show is held each summer and Miniature Horse Classes are offered at many of Manitoba’s Summer Fairs. (The inaugural MMHC show took place in Carman, MB. In 1993).  Each spring, the club provides a display at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair where they do demonstrations to highlight the versatility of the breed.  Clinics are held to provide instruction at various levels of competence – from beginner to advanced.  Throughout the summer and fall, individuals get together to go for afternoon drives and to have fun with their horses.  A club Trail Drive is often planned for the fall.  In November of each year, following the Annual Meeting, an Awards Banquet and Program honours the members who have worked so hard throughout the year to bring their horses out to shows, parades, and care home/school visits. Various opportunities are provided for owners to showcase their horses and for interested horse enthusiasts to get to know this wonderful breed better.

4-H Beef Show

One of the long-standing traditions of the Carman Country Fair is the 4-H beef show, sale and achievement

Members of the Elm Creek, Graysville, and Miami 4-H Beef club come together annually at the Carman Fair for a show and sale.  Participants of the show are judged on the quality of their animals, their knowledge of beef production, and their ability to present their animals in the show ring. The show provides an opportunity for young people to learn about the importance of agriculture and to develop valuable life skills such as responsibility, teamwork, and leadership.

Thursday:
In the morning, we’ll be showcasing our heifers and continuation (cow/calf) projects, as well as a special class for our younger members featuring bottle calves. We’ll also be selecting the Grand Champion heifer and continuation that morning. In the afternoon, we’ll be featuring all of our steer projects, including clubs, breed, and homegrown. The showmanship competition is also held on Thursday.

Friday:
Friday morning is when the members show off their grooming talents with both a team and individual grooming competition. Friday afternoon is the big sale with dozens of steers being auctioned off to local businesses, individuals, and organizations. Finally, the awards evening and tug-o-war competition is held Friday evening.

Thank you!
All members, leaders, and parents are thankful for all the volunteers, buyers, trophy sponsors, and Beef Boosters that help us to put on our successful achievement every year.

Please find below the applications for the Simmental Summer Show / Open Beef Show.

4-H Light Horse Show

4-H Youth and Alumni Fun Show Thursday July 11, 2024 at 9:00 am.
Alumni from any 4-H club are welcome to participate alongside active 4-H youth.

All Classes will have a Pee Wee, Jr, Sr, and Alumni Division.  Alumni,  bring a horse or bring your show clothes and jump on your kid’s horse.  This will be a fun day for all!

Classes include English Pleasure, English Equitation, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, COSTUME CLASS, Lead Line, Saddle Pairs,  Ride Share, and Hunter'n Hare

Join us after the show for a Celebration to commemorate 50 YEARS of the Graysville 4-H Light Horse and Pony Club.  
Graysville 4-H facebook:https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61550813772862

Canadian Western Horse Association (CWHA) Open Horse Show

CWHA Open Horse Show  Friday  July 12, 2024 at 9:00 am.
NERIC Approved

Come show with us in 2024 at the 60th anniversary of the CWHA - Cdn Western Horse Association.
Grassroots horse show offering halter, english, western, ranch riding, and gymkhana!

The CWHA 2024 SHOW CIRCUIT consists of 4 shows.

1st CWHA show: Saturday June 8th, 2024 Grunthal at Saskia Reutter"s
2nd CWHA show : Friday July 12th, 2024 at Carman Fair.
3rd CWHA Show: Saturday July 20th, 2024 in Steinbach at Cloud 9 Ranch
4th CWHA Show: Saturday August 18th, 2024 in Grunthal at Hanover Fair

To be eligible for CWHA circuit year-end high point awards, exhibitors must attend 3 of the 4 shows in 2024.
No CWHA membership required.

Manitoba Horse council or other Provincial Horse council membership required for insurance protection. Classes include, Halter,  Showmanship, English pleasure, English Equitation, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Trail, Lead Line,  Ranch Rail Pleasure,Barrels, Pole Bending, Keyhole.

CWHA Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.cwha.caCWHA website: http://cwha.ca.jigsy.com/shows

2024 DAS Fun Poultry Show

Join us Saturday, July 13th from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Agriculture Education Tent north of the Carman Arena. Our diverse range of classes ensures there's something for everyone. Show off your prized birds in categories like, Best Layer, Best Feathered Feet, Best Duck, Funky Feathers and Little Britches( for competitors 5 and Under).

Entry is mere 3$ per bird, so come and showcase your poultry prowess. With over 800$ in prizes handed out this year to most outstanding in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of each class. Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate the beauty and charm of our feathered friends in an exciting and friendly atmosphere!

A girl with blue eye is holding a gray colored rabbit.

Hands on Education for the Kids!

Be sure to check out the Youth Agriculture and Education area. It will be filled with great activities that relate to different types of farming. Including Bale Decorating, a Foam Party, a Petting Zoo and so much more!

For some added fun, we will also be hosting the DAS Fun Poultry Show with judged and fun classes!

Baby Farm Animal Yoga

Join Lindsay Peters and all the little farm animals for a relaxing and laugh filled yoga session at 7:30pm on Friday July 12th at the Petting Zoo Tent. The session is 45 min followed by 15 minutes of play. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle, if you do not have a yoga mat, some will be available for use.

There will be a 10$ cost and pre-registration is encouraged as we will have a limit in place.  Ages 15 and up.

Email Agricultureed@dufferinagsociety.com to Register.

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