2005 HORSEMAN’S HALL OF FAME – DON GEE

Don Gee, of Virden was inducted into the Horseman Hall of Fame at the Saturday rodeo performance.

As a youngster, Gee rode horseback the 2.5 miles to school. He spent much time helping his father on the family farm, often driving the horses.

Later he drove a stook team during threshing time.

“He loved the jobs that involved horses rather than the tractor,” wrote Marge, wife of Don Gee.

She showed a percheron mare and colt in the Virden Fair in 1959 and in 1962 showed a team of Belgian mares.

In 1975, Gee got into the PMU industry, but he continued showing his Belgians around the country including the Toronto Royal Winter Fair in 1980. In 1991, he pulled, with six horses, the Brandon Exhibition Wagon in the Grey Cup Parade in Winnipeg.

In 1966, Gee placed second in the North American Belgian Show in the six-horse hitch Driving Competition.

Over the years, Gee, Who still lives on the farm, has continued to show horses; he still cuts up his own hay, winters horses and “keeps some colts over.”

 

RECENT INDUCTEES

2017 AWARD Everett More
2016 AWARD Jim and Elaine Hyde
2015 AWARD Rick and Paddy White
2014 AWARD Doug Sexsmith
2013 AWARD Geraldine Fowler
2012 AWARD Morris Clarke
2011 AWARD Lyle Brown
2010 AWARD Darrell Nolan
2009 AWARD Sherald Joynt
2007 AWARD Donna Hunter
2006 AWARD Wilf Dryden / Murray Peel
2005 AWARD Betty Joseph / Don Gee

PAST INDUCTEES

Ron & Merle Coleman Arnie Andrews Ray Dryden
Dino Fontana Ken Brown Don Brown
Don Brown Bea Lowe Wilf Van Loo
Bob and Arlene Ross Jack and Carol Forsyth Betty Joseph
Wilf Dryden Donna Hunter Darryl Nolan
Orville Fowler John Clarke Bill and Pearl Brown
Lloyd Robinson Stu Taylor George Sproat
Ken Horn Vern MacFarlane Bill and Gail McQuaker
Ed Page Don and Marg Gee Murray Peel
Cecil Brown Sherald Joynt Lyle Brown