2012 Agricultural Shows
Ever wanted to be a cowboy or cowgirl?
Your seat in the cityhound.com Agriplex arena is the next best thing to being in the saddle!
RCMP Musical Ride
Representing a colourful tradition and ceremony through the horse and the scarlet uniform, the RCMP created a spectacle known around the world as the Musical Ride.
Heavy Horse Pull
Heavy horses – also known as draft horses – are true equine athletes. They must be in top physical condition to compete so just like their human counterparts, they have to exercise their muscles to keep in shape and have a strict diet to optimize their strength and stamina.
The concept of the Heavy Horse Pull is simple: pull more weight further than your competitors. The team that can do both, wins. Cash prizes are up for grabs so all of the entrants will be putting forth their best effort.
Hitchin Up Demo
No Western movie would be complete without a stage coach racing into town, kicking up dust and scattering anyone in their way. It was an impressive display of horsepower.
Heavy Horse Hitch Parade
Now this is what you call real horsepower! Six draft horses - The Robertson Clydesdales- pulling a wagon in perfect unison. Strong, sure-footed and a pleasure to watch.
Look for uniformity of size, color and stride in each team. They should look like one horse on the move. Each horse should be clean, have a tight braid in its mane, a well-tied tail and well-fitting harness. The hitch wagon should also be clean and present a well-balanced appearance with the horses. The driver should be sitting straight in the seat and in complete control.
Western Horse Show
Speed and skill are foremost in this exciting competition. Rider and horse must work together to complete the course as cleanly and quickly as possible in Barrel Racing, Elimination Race and Texas Speed and Action. Superior skill and ridership are demonstrated in Western Pleasure and Horsemanship classes.
Entry Form | Entry Classlist | Class Running Order | Rules & Regulations
OBBO Futurity Reining Horse Show
Reining is a western riding competition in which riders guide their horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins, and stops. All work is done at the lope (a slow, relaxed pace also known as the canter) and galloping. Watch for animal and human to be in complete sync, almost as if they can read each other’s minds.
Cahill Country Corral Shows
Be sure to take time for this entertaining and educational look at life on the farm. Demonstrations include sheep shearing, cow milking and animal ultrasound. Once you've seen them done, you'll appreciate your wool sweater, the cream in your coffee and the fascinating role modern medicine plays in farm births!
A full day of competitions and camaraderie for hundreds of young Middlesex 4-Hers. The short time they spend in the show ring is the culmination of countless hours of practice and preparation all year long. Categories include beef, dairy, sheep and swine. One deserving participant will win the coveted Champion 4-H Showperson award. Come support these dedicated young people and celebrate their achievements.
The Canadian Cowgirls
The Canadian Cowgirls are an elite rodeo-style precision drill team hailing from Chatham-Kent, Ontario. They consist of 28 spectacular women and brilliant horses who are all tied together by a common bond - Pride in being Canadian.
Live Demonstration and Animals
Agriculture Maternity Ward
See your favourite newborn barnyard animal: chicks, piglets, calves, and lambs.
Huron Tractor Path
And they’re off!
Youngsters love these fun little pedal tractors and this junior competition gives them a chance to win prizes. It’s open to boys and girls. The child’s age and size will determine participation (they have to be able to reach the pedals) and the weight that they have to pull. Don’t worry...we don’t really ‘load them up’!
The primary purpose is to educate children about the importance of farming/agricultural in a fun, entertaining way!
Activities will include:
- Bale jump - Go wild and jump around in a fresh pile of straw!
- Rubber duck races – who can pump the water faster to give their duck the win (speaks to water conservation and the vital role water plays in farming)
- Grain bin area – Experience the grains for life featuring Ontario corn, beans, and wheat. Learn what do they do for us in everyday living.
- The I Spy at Down on the Farm – Literacy program presented by London Public Library...
- Huron Tractor Path – Kids take a short drive down the indoor tractor path
- Dress like a scarecrow – free digital photos
Check out what happened last year Down on the Farm!