Horseman’s Hall Of Fame The Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze has created the Horseman’s Hall of Fame to honor those who have made an outstanding contribution to the equine industry in this area. This year’s inductees are Grant and Kim Gee. Grant and Kim have both been involved with horses all their lives as they both grew up in horse families. Kim’s family was the KJ5 Ranch (Ken and Janie Bridgeman) and Grants family was the Golden Sands Belgians (Don and Marg Gee). Together they were in PMU from 1991-2005, raising registered Belgian horses for close to 40 years. Grant was on the NAERIC board as a director for a number of years. Over the last 35 years he has been involved with the Manitoba Percheron Belgian Club, the Canadian Belgian Association of which he is a director and now the Vice President.He is also involved with the Virden Ag Society, Virden Draft Horse Show and North American Belgian Show. Grant also helps put on the Virden Futurity Show that’s taking place in Virden in September. He has judged at many events all the way from BC to Ontario. Kim has showed horses since her youth. She has been involved with 4H as a member and as a leader. She worked at a PFRA pasture as a rider, has been involved in Rodeo and worked with Ducks Unlimited. The Gee family showed a 6 horse hitch as Roselea Belgians before working with Wayne Morsky for many years as Morsky Roselea Belgians showing across western Canada, including the Calgary Stampede. They participated in many parades and promotional events over the years including taking a Belgian mare and foal into the lobby of a personal care home in Regina, SK. They brought the Grey Cup into Regina with players from the winning Rough Riders team on the wagon, making it onto Sports Net. Their daughter Kelsey was involved in the High School Rodeo for 4 years. She and her husband Farran Tutthill have 2 children -Madden and Emberley who are accompanying their grandparents in the carriage and are Kim and Grant’s pride and joy. their daughter Kacee, their son Nic and his girlfriend Shelby Medd have all been part of the horse world along with them. Nic and Shelby have recently bought a farm in Alberta and are taking over the Belgian herd as N-er-Gee Belgians. Kacee has her own business, KCG Equine Therapy, doing horse and dog chiropractic work. Nowadays Grant and Kacee are training horses and get great satisfaction taking a horse from start to finish. Now that Kim and Grant have retired from the horses, Kimis now decorating weddings and Grant is working for Mainline Enterprises. Kim and Grant are very honoured to receive this recognition and appreciate the help and guidance of all those who have been along with them on their journey. Our award recipients this evening are escorted in the arena by Bob Schroeder.
Thank you Bob for providing the team and carriage for the presentation tonight. Also Thank you to The Flower Attic and Gifts for providing the corsage and boutonniere for our honorees tonight.