Interprovincial horse show coming to the Westerner

Red Deer to host Arabian horse competition

Western Canadian Championship Show and Showcase featuring Arabian horses is moving to Westerner Park for 2018.

For the past five years the show has been held in Saskatoon, Sask. and this year it’s Red Deer’s turn to host the five-day event that runs from June 27 to July 1.

Emma Dybka, communication director and sponsorship co-ordinator for the show, said organizers like to move the show around the Western provinces and the nonprofit organization wanted a Central Alberta location for 2018.

“They have everything we need there so we chose the Westerner,” Dybka said.

About 100 horses are expected to compete and people can stop by any time to watch the action. Admission is free, she said.

The show culminates with the Saturday evening showcase to demonstrate some of the activities at the competition.

Following the showcase, people young and old will be invited to the main arena for an interactive event where the public can have their photos taken with some of the horses and speak to their owners.

Dybka said there may also be time for people to interact with the horses before the Saturday night show.

She said schools in the Red Deer area will be contacted to let students know about the opportunity to meet the horses at the summer show, and seniors centres will also be alerted.

For more information contact Dybka at or visit

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