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FHANA 35th Anniversary Celebration

Mon July 15 - Wed July 17, 2019


Hotel Information:  

Ponoka Stampeder Inn: 4215 63 St, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8, Canada

$95.00 Canadian

Group code: FHANA


Western Budget Motel: 4205 - 64 Street, HWY 2A Ponoka, AB 

$79.00 Canadian

Group code: FHANA


Camping Opportunities:  Please submit this form


Event Center: Calnash AG Event Center 3611 AB-2A, Ponoka, AB T4J 1J8, Canada


Airport Options: Edmonton International Airport (YEG) 44 Miles
Calgary International Airport (YYC) 125 Miles


Cost to attend the event:

$135 (US) to attend the Three Day Event 

$42 (US) to attend Tuesday only which does include Lunch & Dinner for the day if purchased in advance.

35th Anniversary Celebration


Be Apart of History, Advertise in the 35th Anniversary Celebration Program:  Ads are due May 15th, 2019 

Inside Front Cover: $200

Inside Back Cover: $200

Back Cover: $250

Inside Full Page: $100

Half Page: $75



Monday July 15:

Arrival day in Ponoka of visitors, participants and horses.

5:00pm – 7:00pm             Registration – Calnash Ag Event Centre.

7:00pm – 10:00pm           Meet and greet around the campfire (weather permitting) – Calnash Ag Event Centre
Live music and refreshments. Suggestion: Western dress.

Tuesday July 16:          

9:00am – 10:00am           Continue registration – Calnash Ag Event Centre.

10:00am – 12:00 pm       Morning program:

  • Welcome with Grand Opening show
  • Derby # 1 for singles and pairs
  • Western dressage freestyle
  • Ringsteken for riders and drivers
  • Anne Okkema driving clinic – open for visitors and new drivers. Horses provided.

Catered lunch

1:30pm - 5:00pm              Afternoon program:

  • Working Equitation
  • Costume riding and funny hitches show
  • English dressage freestyle
  • Champions and Reserve Champions of the 2017 and 2018 Alberta inspections
  • PSG Musical Kür
  • Games for riders and drivers
  • Made in Alberta Quadrille
  • Best riding horse and Best driving horse (judged by Dutch judge)
  • Tandem riding and driving
  • Anne Okkema driving clinic – open for visitors and new drivers. Horses provided.
  • Judging/linear score clinic – by KFPS judge Wil Thijssen.

Dinner time

7:00pm – 10:00pm           Evening program:

  • Friese Sjezen Chapter Challenge
  • Derby # 2 for teams
  • Pas des Deux
  • Various hitches show – from single to….
  • Local surprise
  • Musical Ride
  • Spectacular show by special guest
  • Big-Small & Small-Big
  • Western special
  • Alberta Quadrille
  • Majestic closing ceremony

Wednesday July 17:

Weekly cattle auction in Ponoka which can be visited at free choice.

10:30am – 4:30pm           Coach bus tour through the area - including visits to breeders, catered lunch, and visit to a local bucking bull ranch where they raise and train bucking bulls – Experience bull riding at free choice.

7:00pm                             Banquet: Stagecoach Saloon at the Stampede Grounds.

  • Wine and cheese hour
  • Catered banquet
  • Hall of Fame inductees
  • Live entertainment

Schedule is tentative – possible changes and additions will be made closer to the event.