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!
Celebrating 30 years of shows in Carman!
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 15 @ 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.
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 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.
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.
4-H Light Horse
Graysville Light Horse and Pony Club 4-H open youth light horse show.
Classes include, Showmanship, English Equitation on the Rail, English Equitation Pattern, Western Horsemanship, Western Equitation, Trail, Lead Line, Barrels, Poles, and Keyhole.