GFM Network News

Cavalia — the Alberta connection

Cavalia, the production that combines horses with dance, acrobats and live music, seems to be the good life for Alberta horses and riders. Stephanie Evans, an Olds College Equine Science graduate, has been working with Cavalia since April 2010. The job has allowed her travel from coast to coast, going as far south as Mexico City, and as […] Read more

Aaron Roy out to grab third national title

Thirty five of Canada’s top professional bull riders will compete for the national championship — and a $10,000 bonus, (additional to the event’s $75,000 purse) — at the PBR Canadian National Finals in Saskatoon on November 16 and 17. “We moved the finals to Saskatoon in 2010 and the response and reception we’ve had from […] Read more

More than blue grass in Kentucky

If a visit to Kentucky’s Horse Park and Lexington area farms has you hankering to get in the saddle, you have many options. Horseback riding in Kentucky is accessible, family friendly and can be easy on the wallet. Here are some good picks for trail riding for your next visit to Kentucky. The Big Red […] Read more

Young trainer wise beyond her years

She is bright, knowledgeable, patient and funny. Raised on a farm north of Marwayne, Alberta, she started her first horse when she was 12 and has been training ever since. And now, at the tender age of 23, horsewoman Yolanda Garnier has recently started her own horse training and lesson business called Discovery Horsemanship. She […] Read more

Mounted troop steeped in history

Covered in dust, reins in one hand and gun in the other, Rob Orser rides a trail worn by hooves of history. It’s a long day away from his career as a commercial banker, dressed in a crisp business shirt and tie. For the past 16 years, Orser has been a member of the Sam […] Read more