FAQ

Is my dog allowed at the Mane Event?
Due to the high volume of attendees and negligent dog owners not picking up after their dogs, dogs are not permitted inside any building at any time during the event. Exceptions will be made for service animals.

What does my general admission ticket provide?
In addition to entry into the equine trade show, your general admission ticket allows you access to all the presentations, clinics and demonstrations! Seating to the Trainers Challenge, Equine Experience & Youth Pro-Am Competition is also included. Don’t forget seating is on a first-come, first-served basis!

Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Yes, tickets are available at the door on a cash-only basis.

What does my VIP Trainers Challenge ticket include?

The VIP Trainers Challenge ticket includes the following:

  • Mane Event Weekend Pass
  • Welcome Reception Friday – meet the Trainers and the Judges
  • Access to VIP Lounge with complimentary snacks and refreshments
  • Package and coat check in the VIP Lounge
  • VIP Welcome Gift
  • Guaranteed Seating at all Trainers Challenge sessions in at the Round Pen and in the Arena for the Finals
  • Early Entrance to VIP lounge with Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • VIP Parking Area
  • Access to the Exhibitors Lounge to purchase meals, snacks, beer and wine

Is there a fee for parking at Westerner Park?
Yes, Westerner Park charges for parking. Ask the parking attendant prior to entering for a 3-day event pass, this will allow you unlimited entry in and out of the grounds without re-purchasing a parking pass.

Is there food available on the grounds for purchase?
Yes, there is a concession with food available for purchase.

Is filming of the clinics allowed?
No filming of clinics, demonstrations or presentations (including the Trainers Challenge, Youth Pro-Am or the Equine Experience) is allowed.

How do I apply to ride in the clinic sessions?
From the “Features” tab on the main menu bar you can locate the “Ride with the Clinicians” link. Here you can find the Rider Application Form and Clinic Rider Package.

If I am accepted into a clinic how will I know?
You will be contacted by email with a confirmation of the clinic acceptance, this email will include costs and information regarding clinic time(s) and stabling.

Do you have arrangements with local hotels for special pricing?
Yes, visit our “Hotel & Camping” tab under the Information bar.  Ensure that you quote the booking codes shown.

Do you run shuttles from the local hotels?
Sorry, we do not run shuttles from the local hotels as we have found there is not enough demand for a shuttle service yet.

How do I book camping for my RV?
For information on camping please contact Westerner Campground at (403) 352-8801 or visit their website: www.westernercampground.com

Are events held indoors?
Yes, the Round Pen, Arenas and Trade Show floor are indoors. However, there is a short, uncovered walk from the trade show floor to the areas.

Do you offer group pricing for tickets?
At this time we do not offer group ticket pricing.

Should I purchase a Guaranteed Seating ticket for the Youth Pro-Am Competition or Equine Experience?
As the Youth Pro-Am and Equine Experience can be standing room only, if you wish to ensure you have a seat in a reserved area, we do recommend that you purchase a Guaranteed Seating ticket! Please note, guaranteed seats are not assigned nor numbered seats, they are in a special reserved area that will accommodate spaces for the number of guaranteed seating tickets sold. These seats are selected for optimal viewing!

What is the duration of the Youth Pro-Am and Equine Experience?
The Youth Pro-Am and Equine Experience usually run for approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes, depending on the number of participants.

Who is performing in the Equine Experience this year?
When acts are confirmed we will post a schedule on our Schedule Page.

How far is Westerner Park in Red Deer from the Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport?
Westerner Park is conveniently located approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes (130 kms) from both Calgary International Airport and Edmonton International Airport.

From Calgary: Take AB-2N/Queen Elizabeth II Hwy N toward Red Deer. Merge onto Gaetz Ave/Queen Elizabeth II Hwy via Exit #394 toward AB-2A/Red Deer/City Center. Turn right onto 19th Street/AB-595. Westerner Park will be on your right.

From Edmonton: Take Airport Rd toward Edmonton/AB-2. Merge onto AB-2/Queen Elizabeth II Hwy S toward Leduc/Red Deer. Take the AB-2A exit, Exit #394, toward Penhold/Red Deer/AB-595 E/Delburne. Turn right onto AB-2A/Queen Elizabeth II Hwy. Take the 1st right onto 19th Street/AB-2A/AB0595. Continue to follow 19th Street/AB-595. Westerner Park will be on your right.

Do you have hay and/or bedding available on the grounds for purchase?
There is no hay or feed available on the grounds for purchase. We supply bedding for horses that are accepted into the clinics and for horses participating in the breed demos.

Will there be wash bays available for me to wash my horse?
Yes, there are wash bays with hot and cold water located at the facility. Please see Rider Check-In upon arrival for location of the wash bays.