Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. And where there are horses, there are horse shoes. There are plenty of all of the above at the Calgary Stampede this weekend for the Canadian Horseshoe Championships.
Elite blacksmith horseshoers from across Canada are on Park to compete for the championship title, and to learn a few tips along the way from four-time World Horseshoe Champion Steven Beane from Yorkshire, England.
This Brit packs a mean punch on the anvil, serving up some hot advice for the competitors in his afternoon forge clinic Thursday afternoon, and is sticking around to judge the competition. Competitions are free for the public to attend, heating up Northern Light Arena (southeast corner outside the Saddledome) throughout the day, Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26.
Check out this CBC feature video story on Steven and the Canadian Horseshoeing Competition. For more details on times, check the website at ag.calgarystampede.com