ALL THINGS MILLARVILLE RACING & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY 2012
105th Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair
Coveted Fair Ribbons
Waiting their turn for the "Look-A-Like" pet show competition . . . .
A reluctant goat
Open Wide!!! Pie eating contest!!
Pig anyone? The Petting Zoo is a big hit
The dressed up horse competition
Having fun on the mechanical bull
Jumping high in the English Light Horse competition
Big crowds . . .
A pep talk before the judging . . . .
The early moments of the Western Horse competitions
Waiting their turn . . . .
From Sheep To Shawl with Sheep Creek Weavers
Enticing your goat . . . .
. . . . . to enticing your duck
Old cars at the Show N' Shine
Celebrating 105 years of history
Millarville Musical Ride leads the parade . . . .
Everyone loves a parade . . . .
Quilting competitions . . . .
Huzzah to the Fair chairman, Donna Kendall
16TH ANNUAL MILLARVILLE RODEO
Flying high . . . .
Hanging on . . . . .
The hard fall . . . .
The infield is a lonely place after you'd been bucked off . . . .
That one hurt . . . .
A young talent
Recognizing the sponsors, an important part of any rodeo
Future champ . . . .
Practicing her skills . . . . . lots for kids to do
The real thing . . . .
Tight turn in barrel racing . . . .
Taking aim . . . .
Tough wrestle . . . .
Bull action . . .
Rodeo Queens and Princesses
The common wrangler . . . .
A regular Wednesday evening gathering for a Jackpot Barrel Racing Series at Millarville Racetrack saw lots of action . . . .
Horse and rider in unison . . . .
Lining up the turn under a lazy prairie sky . . . . .
Heading into the arena . . . .
Breaking the line . . . .
107th Annual Millarville Races
On the inside rail, close to the action at the 107th Annual Millarville Races on Canada Day, July 1, 2012
Down the straightaway . . .
Around the corner . . . .
The historic Stock Horse Race, pitting local ranchers, farmers and acreage owners against each other for bragging rights for the next year and their name on a big trophy . . . . won by the lady in the middle riding a horse that won for the third time.
She's way ahead down the straightaway under threatening prairie skies . . . .
The winners . . . .
Three legged races!!!
A crowded paddock area
Ladies Side Saddle
An exciting conclusion to the Pack Horse Race
Millarville "Run To The Farmers' Market" Half Marathon
The opening moments of the inaugural Millarville "Run To The Farmers' Market Half Marathon, led out of the gate by Nathan Kendrick (centre), Duncan Marsden (right) and Melissa Kendrick (right)
. . . followed by the rest
The start line in Black Diamond . . . . . the happiest place on Earth.
A long string of runners on Racetrack Road (photo by Jim Nelson)
A beautiful country run . . . .
Enthusiastic volunteers!!! (photo by Jim Nelson)
Duncan Marsden, winner of the inaugural Millarville "Run To The Farmers' Market" Half Marathon
Duncan Marsden receives his medal from a young volunteer.
Every participant received a hand-made, clay-fired finishers medal produced by Lopinto Pottery, a Millarville Farmers' Market vendor.
Melissa Kendrick wins the women's side with a time of 1:21.
A 69 year-old entrant completes another half marathon under the watchful eye of a volunteer and her mount
Racers enjoy the Millarville Farmers' Market post race