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Small entry, high quality in Draft Horse Futurity

These beautiful young draft equines represent the future of their breeds.

A few local horse enthusiasts looked on as a contingent of Percheron, Belgian and Clydesdale breeders displayed skill and horsemanship at the 2022 Manitoba Pennwoods Draft Horse Futurity in Virden on Sept. 17.

Grant Gee of Virden judged this year’s showcase, which consisted of two-year old and yearling halter classes, as well as two-year old pattern and rail classes.

The futurity is organized by the Manitoba Percheron Belgian Club, and drew exhibitors from Pilot Mound, Hamiota, Kola and Birtle.

Jim Lane (Lone Oak Percherons, Birtle) took top honours in the two-year old halter, pattern and rail classes, and was the winner of the yearling judging as well. The runner-up in the halter class was Kent Anderson (Charleswood Percherons) of Pilot Mound. Another Lone Oak Percherons entry, driven by David Collier of Birtle, took second place in the pattern and rail classes.  





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