of the Horse

AUG 2-8, 2021
Pincher Creek Rodeo Grounds
Pincher Creek, Alberta

* STREAMING LIVE this year!

* Full Day Clinics with the trainers Aug 2-5 (participant & auditor enrolment info coming)

* Colt starting - Aug 6-8

* Night Show featuring a diverse group of amazing equine performers!



Our Vision


We want to show the world how horses have touched people, brought them together and ultimately impact us in a positive way! We want to show the journey of how the horse's education and training begins and some different and effective approaches to his/her education.

Ultimately we want to Educate people - Entertain people - Inspire people...

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. We will share the details on how to enrol as a participant or auditor soon.

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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