Area 3 Summerama 2018
June 30-July 4, 2018 | Orangeville Fairgrounds
*** 2018 show date tentative pending finalization from AQHA ***
Thank you to everyone who made Summerama 2017 a FABULOUS show!
We were so fortunate to be able to celebrate Canada 150 while at the show with friends, family and our fabulous equine partners. With over 5000 AQHA entries, 400 NSBA Dual Approved Entries plus NSBA Futurity classes we saw several classes with over 35 entries and very few that didn’t have 2+ points. There were exhibitors from across the Province and from as far away as New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Michigan.
Area 3 hosted a Free Exhibitor dinner on Sunday night in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday. Catered by Lavender Blue guests had a hearty summer meal of southern fried chicken, corn on the cob, coleslaw and of course CAKE! Everyone had a great meal and enjoyed social time at the end of the day.
Sunday was also the Area 3 Youth Amazing Challenge and 40 youth signed up for a fun scavenger hunt taking them all over the show grounds (tied together and with judges to monitor for safe behaviour!) and completing some games like bobbing for apples and rock picking, the kids had a fantastic time and made new friendships – that’s what it’s ALL ABOUT!
The list of people to thank is LONG when making Summerama our best show of the year
Thank you to the Area 3 Board of Directors, The Show Management Team, Announcer Mark Grice, the Ring Steward team, the Judges, gate person Sarah Donaldson, the Youth Challenge volunteers, Photographer Mary White, Trail team Sherry & Larry Newbigging, the Commercial exhibitors and the SPONSORS who continue to keep our shows offering great prizes and awards.
Thanks to those generous sponsors we were able to provide exhibitors with many FREE give-aways, including Summerama T’shirts, tickets to Cavalia Odysseo, gift certificates for back drop photos, gift certificates for blanket cleaning and various other fun & useful prizes.
Thank you to the exhibitors who chose to come out and support Summerama! We know there are lots of choices for shows out there and we truly appreciate your support. We did listen to feedback for the show schedule from exhibitors and made changes such as splitting the western riding days and combining reining/ranch on one day. Those were changes that we heard positive feedback on. Please feel free to pass along your thoughts to any Area 3 director or by email.
All images on this page courtesy of Mary White at Lone Oak Equine Photography and amateur photographers Stephanie Burns and Mike Mallette. Here’s a bunch more: