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it's all about me; percheron; glencal farms; calscott percherons; royal agricultural winter fair; calvin lipsett; 4 team open

A royal good time

Another visit to the land’o’cowboys has come and gone. Can’t deny it – I’m suffering from Royal withdrawal today. Or it could just be the lack of sleep from a fabulous weekend.

I traded in my stilettos for wellies. Yup. I now have “barn boots”. All truth be told, I would have walked around the stalls in heels but I didn’t want to be that kid.

It's all about me; wellies; hunter boots; hunters; royal agricultural winter fair; cowboysI spent the majority of my time going back and forth between the horse and cattle shows. I am absolutely fascinated by these incredible animals. Pride oozes from exhibitors of all ages.

it's all about me; percheron; speckled percheron; royal agricultural winter fair

First Start Acres Percherons

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Katie Cox of Double H Farms shows in Junior Showmanship

it's all about me; percheron; glencal farms; calscott percherons; royal agricultural winter fair; calvin lipsett

Glencal Farms / Calscott Percherons

it's all about me; greglea farms; royal agricultural winter fair

Gregglea Clydesdales

it's all about me; hereford; hereford bull; double h farms; laura naismith

Double H Farms

it's all about me; royal agricultural winter fair; belgian foal

it's all about me; percheron; glencal farms; calscott percherons; royal agricultural winter fair; calvin lipsett

Glencal Farms / Calscott Percherons

it's all about me; little cowboy; royal agricultural winter fair

Cowboy in the making

it's all about me; percheron; glencal farms; calscott percherons; royal agricultural winter fair; calvin lipsett; 4 team open

All Breed 4 Horse Hitch

it's all about me; percheron; glencal farms; calscott percherons; royal agricultural winter fair; calvin lipsett; taylor lipsett

Glencal Farms / Calscott Percherons shown by Taylor Lipsett

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it's all about me; dan barron; brand AAA farms; royal agricultural winter fair; all breed 4

Brand AAA Farms

If you get tired of looking at horses and cows, there are, well, more horses and cows along with goats and food and shopping and art and so much more to take in. I spent 4 straight days at the Royal this year and still don’t feel like I saw it all.

it's all about me; percheron; glencal farms; calscott percherons; royal agricultural winter fair; calvin lipsett

Glencal Farms / Calscott Percherons

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Australian horse whisperer Guy McLean

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Australian horse whisperer Guy McLean

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Goats on the Go

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The fine art of butter sculpting

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Royal Feast

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Ted Reader, the “Godfather of the Grill”

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Cheesey

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You’ve goat to be kidding me ;)

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Warhorse by Ann Clifford

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Festive gourds

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After the events over the last few weeks in our nation, this touched me.

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How many pumpkin pies could you make?

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A celebration of 4-H

Oh, and remember that cowboy I snapped some pics of last year? Well, found him again :)

it's all about me; chris poley; royal agricultural winter fair; T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd

Me & Chris Poley of T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd

There’s still lots of fair to take in as it runs until Sunday, November 16. Highlights for this week include:

  • Remembrance Day at The Royal on Tuesday, November 11. A full day and night tribute commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of WWI. Learn about the key role horses and dogs have played in our military efforts at the President’s Choice Animal Theatre. Take in the Culinary Historian’s demonstrations of war-time recipes making great food with limited ingredients at th Food & Lifestyle Stage. Don’t miss The Royal Horse Show with the 48th Highlanders parade and performance by Ruth Ann Onley singing We are the People of the Maple Leaf, a musical salute celebrating Canada’s military history, penned by her husband, former Lt. Governor David Onley.
  • Champions’ Day on Wednesday, November 12. New and previous Royal Champions in agricultural products like jams, honey, maple syrup, wine and cheeses will be featured. There will be sampling and demonstrations all day long, plus the new Royal Butter Tart Competition finals.
  • Australian horse whisperer Guy McLean, will be the featured entertainment at The Royal Horse Show from Wednesday, November 12 to Saturday, November 15.
  • Get in the Christmas Spirit at The Royal. On Sunday, November 16, families will get to visit with Santa Claus and his Real Reindeer in the President’s Choice Animal Theatre from 2-4 p.m. The Sheridan Nurseries Winter Galley will also feature The Royal Christmas Tree Competition, presented by Coca-Cola ®. Vote for your favourite for a chance to win prizes, and be inspired by the approaching holiday season. Takes place at Heritage Court at the SheridanWinter Gallery – Winner declared at 4 p.m.

A full schedule of events can be found at www.royalfair.org/schedule.

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1 Response

  1. WOW. There is so much to see and do there. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into what it’s all about.

    As a child, I think that I remember seeing a Mommy Pig with all her piglets and eating a lot of homemade fudge.

    Going to the Royal Winter Fair is on my list of things to do next year.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

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