August already? It is true, the older you get, the time flies faster.

Saddle Up Magazine Shop OnlineHere in Armstrong we are all getting ready for the Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) August 27-31. In that time our city sees over 125,000 fair-goers during the 5-day event! Town is crazy busy – but I love it!

Barriere has their Fall Fair over the Labour Day weekend as well; followed by the Salmon Arm Fair… with the Open and 4-H horse shows returning this year. And this year it’s all about 4-H celebrating their 100th Anniversary here in BC!

Saddle Up is proud to be a media sponsor for the American Horsewoman’s Challenge in Oklahoma City. We have 3 Canadian ladies participating… and am happy to promote them (and the event) along the way. See more on page 6.

Racing is happening in western Canada… but not in Vernon BC… see the bad news on page 21. Something’s gotta give to the Equestrian Society in Vernon… they’ve had such rough luck.

I am looking forward to seeing you out and about (with my new horse) or at the Fall Fairs!

Enjoy your summer – I know I will.



Media Sponsor for:

Horse Council of BC



  • American Horsewoman’s Challenge… 6
  • Dreamcatcher Meadows Awards… 7
  • Are We There Yet?... 8
  • Mounted Combat… 10
  • Long Lining & Ground Driving… 12
  • 4-H Stock Show… 14
  • Mane Event – Chilliwack… 19
  • Preserving & Protecting the Back… 22
  • Caveat Emptor… 24
  • Para-Reining… 28
  • Saddle Fitting & Common Sense… 30
  • Calgary Stampede Equine Highlights… 34
    And so much more!!

If you’ve missed a past issue this year… check our Archives link – see the latest issue online now!

Why miss out?
Subscribe NOW!

Subscribe today and never miss an issue or read our latest issue online!