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What a championship Sunday at Heart of the Horse Aug 2-8 in Pincher Creek, AB! Thank you to everyone who helped make our second Heart of the Horse event such a huge success! - Read more

And if you missed out on the action from Heart of the Horse or want to watch again - here’s your chance! Use this ticket link to catch all the trainer demos, sessions, night show and more!



Our Vision


“My dream for Heart of the Horse is to showcase the remarkable ability and unlimited magnitude of both horse and trainer.   I want the world to see how inspiring and how positive an impact horses can make on us. They have the innate ability to show us our honest and true selves and have such a way of teaching us, helping us and healing us... I want to share all the ways they make us better and help spread knowledge from those who have mastered  a higher and deeper level of horsemanship . I want to inspire connection so that we can all further our own  journey as  students of the horse.”   ... Niki Flundra

Heart of the Horse is a first class production. The trainers will be some of the greatest horsemen in North America. These trainers are highly regarded in the equine industry and have a large following.


A long-standing picturesque setting, the Pincher Creek Rodeo Grounds, is a multi-purpose agricultural grounds and riding facility in the heart of southern Alberta. The grounds features both indoor and outdoor arenas. The 2021 Heart of the Horse event will be held in the outdoor venue with bleachers set into the hillside.


Heart of the Horse is an event that is designed to recognize the heart and unbelievable abilities of both horse and trainer. It will showcase the true art of horsemanship through a colt starting competition, demonstrations and mini clinics to spread knowledge and understanding and top notch featured entertainment.  The colt starting competition is an informative and extremely entertaining event where 3 trainers choose a colt from a herd and, over the course of 3 days, compete to start and train at the highest level to win the competition. On the final day the trainers must attempt several challenges and an obstacle course before the winner is determined.

To highlight the educational component of Heart of the Horse, we are pleased to introduce four full day clinics with this year's trainers (August 2-5th), leading up to the Colt Starting Competition (August 6-8th).⁣ ⁣⁣

A unique element to Colt Starting Competitions is the diverse and effective approaches that the trainers bring to the table while educating a horse. These clinic days will be a great opportunity to get some hands on learning from some of the greatest horsemen in North America, including Dustin Sippola, Glenn Stewart and Jill Barron.

The Clinics will be hosted at the Pincher Creek Rodeo Grounds. See clinic details here.

THE 2021 Heart of the Horse event will also feature a trade show and equine industry related highlights for the guests in attendance.


Heart of the Horse would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. We thank each and every partner for your support.


Our 2021 Clinicians

Colt Starting Competition
Colt Starting Competition
Colt Starting Competition



of the Horse


Pincher Creek, Alberta
Email: nikiflundra@gmail.com

Tel:  403 632-9615


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