The Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze has established a Horseman’s Hall of Fame to honour people who have made a significant contribution over the years to the horse industry in the Virden area.
This year’s recipient is Dr. Everett More. Everett showed his 1st pony at 10 years of age – winning all 5 classes he entered at Hartney Fair. After finishing college he became a member of the MGRA association and a few years ago was awarded an honorary life membership in that Association.
When team penning started in Manitoba, he was elected the 1st president of the Manitoba Team Penning Association. Along with his penning partners Irene Vanin and Gary Joynt they won a number of year end and finals championships and in 1997 Everett won the MTPA year end High Point Penner saddle, and last year received the 1st Honorary MTPA Life Membership.
He has served as announcer at light and heavy horse shows at a local ,national and international level including close to 25 years as the horse show announcer for the royal Manitoba a Winter Fair.
Everett has been involved in the Equine Ranching Industry as a veterinarian and as a member of number of committees related to the industry including the Herd Health Review Committee, the Committee for the Code of Practice for the care of horses in the Equine Ranch Industry, and at the time of the downsizing of the industry was a member of the Equine Placement committee.
He has been involved with the Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze since its inception and is currently serving his 4th year as president
Everett is accompanied in the carriage by his significant other Irene Vanin and his 2 grandchildren Connor and Emily. Congratulation Everett on being inducted into the Virden Indoor Rodeo And Wild West Daze Horseman’s Hall Of Fame. The presentation is made tonight by the Chairman Of the Virden Indoor Rodeo- Lonnie Brown.
Thank you to Kelly Lyng for creating the award for this presentation. Thank you to The Flower Attic and Gifts for donating Everett’s boutonniere. Thank you to Darryl Horn for providing the carriage for tonites presentation. The team is owned by Silver Oak Percherons-Darcy, Sherrie, Ethan, and Mathew Strain and driven by Ethan. Thank you to them for their part in the presentation.