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The Northern Lights is a registered non-profit organization in its 16th year of promoting the fast-paced, exciting and growing sport of barrel racing in Manitoba.  Our event is held over three days, bringing in over 300 riders and spectators from across Canada and the northern regions of the United States.  We host one of Manitoba’s largest events, knowing that it will attract a “sell-out” crowd.  The event is held in Brandon as the Keystone is the only facility in Manitoba that has adequate venue options to host such an event.

August 31st - September 2nd 2018

Westoba Agriculture Centre of Excellence

Brandon, MB

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Tentative Schedule

Friday, August 31

Time Only Slots  9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Office Check in 12:00 pm-6:30 pm

Ronald McDonald House Charity Barrel Race 7:00 pm

Time Only Slots will continue after jackpot if needed

Saturday,  September 1

Office Check in 8:00 am-12:00 pm

9:00 am Peewee, Youth, Select

30 min break

First run of Five Star Futurity Horses, Futurity, Derby, Open

5:00 pm Viewing of Sale Horses

7:00 pm Five Star Futurity Sale in WACE Arena

12:00 pm - End of Sale - Bare will be open in WACE Arena

Sunday,  September 2

9:00 am Peewee, Youth, Select (reverse draw order)

30 min break

Second run of Five Star Futurity Horses, Futurity, Derby, Open

30 min break

Short Go:

Youth -Top 5 in each D

Select –Top 5 in each D

Open –Top 10 in each D

30 min break

Awards (western attire)


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Thank you to our sponsors!

Go Hard

Tundra Oil & Gas

LRB Consulting

Virden Mainline Motors

Main-Line Enterprises Ltd

Morris Fracturing

Virden Meter

Twin Valley Co-Op

Crescent Point

Pure Chem


Canart Backhoe

Midwestern Redimix


Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba

3M Beef

W Adams Oil Field




Valhalla Horse Enterprises 2.0

Elite Three - Donna McMullen & Tannis Shackleford

Coyote Flats Equine Therapy

Jays Leatherwork

Covenant Ranch Feed & Tack

McBurney Veterinary Services

Source For Sports Brandon

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