CARLA JACKSON/Jackson Place "I enjoy the Arabian horse most for their beauty. I do alot of teaching, they teach me something everyday. I enjoy the people that are around the horses and I enjoy the connection I have created with these animals."
GARY MILLAR/Flash Alert "Sox" "The most trusted guy, trusted partner a person could have. With a partner like this there is no life like it. Their pure, non-judgemental and a very best friend a man or woman could ever have."
ASHLEY FYFE-BROWN/Keno's Secret Passion "I've realized that their grace and beauty is not matched by any other breed. I guess for me being in horses is not just about riding but the friendships and relationships that you make throughout the years and the special bonds with the horses. It's taught me personally determination and hard work and that's really translated through my life and into my professional career."
JACQUIE GANTON/Stride Equine "I love Arabian horses and I enjoy all the time I spend with them. I've been riding since I was a little kid and now have kids of my own that are going to start riding too, so that's really exciting."
DONNA KAVANAGH/Tamar Smirnoff "It's a great family sport. It's not a cheap sport but it certainly has it's paybacks and quality time with the animals that we love, and that's why we do it."
KIM KELEMEN/Big n Rich "We really enjoy riding the horses, and enjoy the people. It's also alot of fun. It's a sense of community and we're all a family."
AURORA ARABIAN HORSE SHOW Horse enthusiasts of all ages came out to explore the exciting world of Arabian horses at the Aurora Arabian Summer Horse Show. The event ran smoothly with over 130 horses and many more exhibitors and spectators. A full-day affair for adults and kids, the Aurora Arabian Horse Show is put on every year to showcase the beautiful Arabian horse. With opportunities to tour stables, listen to horse competition experts and get up close with live horses, the event was a great introduction for many into the Arabian horse community. Kids could also participate in many fun, horse-related crafts and activities. At lunch the German Shepherd Club of Edmonton demonstrated the "Schutzhund," a canine sport often used to test a dog's aptitude for challenging tasks such as police work, odour detection and search and rescue.
There was also a chance to share stories from a incredible group of horse enthusiast. Hear what they had to say about their Arabian horse. For more information access their website at www.auroraarabian.com
What is your current involvement with Arabian horses?
I currently own a small farm east of Edmonton where I’m living my dream of raising Arabian horses and helping people.
How many years have you been around horses?
I had a profound love of horses as a kid. It wasn’t until I was in my mid twenties that I actually owned my first horse … an Arabian.
What are some ‘Arabian horse activities’ in which you participate?
Is there a favorite reference book you’d like to share?
Zen Mind, Zen Horse ~ Allan Hamilton, MD.