About Us

The Mane Event is a family owned enterprise that has been in business since 2004 when the first Mane Event, Equine Education and Trade Fair was held at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC. What originally started as a small event has grown incredibly into two large expos – one at Heritage Park in Chilliwack, BC every October and one at Westerner Park in Red Deer, Alberta every April. The Red Deer expo is the largest equine expo in Canada and the Chilliwack expo is the largest equine event in BC. The expos attract horse enthusiasts from all over BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Washington, Oregon and have even attracted visitors from the Maritimes, the Yukon and Northwest Territories, Ontario, New York State, and the South western United States. The objective of the Mane Event is to encourage riders and horse owners to expand their knowledge and maybe even try a new discipline.

We have had the pleasure to work with many of the top trainers and clinicians from Canada, the US and Australia. We offer clinic, demos and presentations on a large variety of equine disciplines including Reining, Jumping, Dressage, Driving, Horsemanship, Barrel Racing and a colt starting competition – The Trainers Challenge on a regular basis and sometimes add in Gaited Horses, Western Dressage, Back Country Horsemanship to change things up.

Some of the many clinicians and trainers we have worked with throughout the years include:

  • George Morris
  • Dr. Cesar Parra
  • Van Hargis
  • Ken McNabb
  • Dan James
  • Storme Camarillo
  • Dee Butterfield
  • Al Dunning
  • Anne Gribbons
  • Alex Steiner
  • Bernie Traurig
  • Bill Long
  • Brandi Lyons
  • Josh Lyons
  • Charlotte Berdahl-Baker
  • Cindy Ishoy
  • Clay Webster
  • Craig Cameron
  • Dale Clearwater
  • Dale Myler
  • Dana Hokana
  • Debbie McDonald
  • Jan Ebeling
  • Greg Best
  • Jane Savoie
  • Betsy Steiner
  • Janet Foy
  • Jon Ensign
  • Les Vogt
  • Linda Parelli
  • Geoff Teall
  • Mac Cone
  • Martin Black
  • Mike Kevil

And many more!

Our vendors come from all across Canada and the United States, and we have also even welcomed exhibitors from Europe. The Red Deer expo features over 115,000 sq. ft. of trade show space and 260+ vendors; while the Chilliwack expo is over 55,000 sq. ft. of trade show space with over 160+ vendors. The trade show exhibitors offer a multitude of exhibits including some of the best shopping for you and your horse with everything from bits, boots and hats to tack and trailers, as well as equine health information, breed information, trainers, equine associations and riding associations and clubs.