“Your dad used to have one of the largest herds of registered Clydesdales in North America, back in the PMU days, says Jack Chisholm of his wife Crystal’s (Horn) family.”
Between the Chisholms and the Horns they continue to raise the 'heavies'.
Jack and Crystal Chisholm are setting up for the two-day, July 28-29 Virden Draft Horse Show right now! They are part of the committee responsible for running this ongoing horse show in Virden.
The Chisholms live in the Miniota area. Jack works in the nearby potash industry. Crystal teaches at Plainview Colony.
Big horses will be pulling into the stables tonight – three breeds – Clydesdales, Belgians and Percherons will show in every kind of hitch you can imagine plus a riding class.
And, we hear there’s a baby or two going to be accompanying their mothers to the show. The foals will get their first look at the Virden Draft Horse Show.
Virden show is a great place to exhibit and horses from near and far will be at their best for the Saturday/Sunday show, known for its generous prize payouts to the exhibitors, thanks to tons of sponsors.
Everyone respects the work of STARS Air Ambulance. This year’s charity class is dedicated as a fundraiser for STARS.
Reminiscent of horse-powered days, there’s going to be a half-dozen chore teams show up to keep the ring tidy, and between the line classes in the morning and the hitch classes in the afternoon, the chore team competition will run.
“It’s great, people love watching horses that turn dirt,” says Jack. “And it’s all different horses. Last year we had a (Norwegian) Fjords team.”
A youth decorating competition is going to be held in the ring. You can find out how to do it!
There’s no admission this weekend. Buy lunch at the food truck and make a day of it.