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Due to a challenging weather season with only 3 one day APGA Shows this year, we have a different format for our Year End Show at the Thorsby Haymaker Centre.

Friday, August 30: ABRA Barrel Jackpot (APGA Fundraiser) Entry fee is CASH only.

5:30 pm: Arena & concession opens

7:00 pm: Start

  • $800 added in the open
  • $200 added in the youth
  • Open $40 ($13 hold back)
  • Youth $25 ($7 hold back)
  • Peewee $5 (get $5 back)
  • Exhibitions $5 per go at end of jackpot
  • Follows ABRA rules

Saturday August 31st and Sunday September 1st: GYMKHANA, Minimum $4000 added

8:30 am: Concession opens

9:00 -10:30 am: Register: pay Entry fee, power & stalls;

  • $30/day for APGA members
  • $40/day for non APGA members
  • $10/day for Pre-peewee
  • $15/day/horse for exhibition (2nd horse/no prizes)
  • $20/nt for a stall (incl 1 bag of shavings, 1st come, first served)
  • $10/nt for power (1st come, 1st served)

11:30 am:  Grand Entry; All riders in full tack and western attire - Presentations and Season Leader High Point Awards

Sunday September 1st                    

8:30 am: Concession opens

11:00 am:  Start

  • After arena cleared and all equipment loaded,
  • Payout:  All riders in the arena with full tack and western attire
  • Cash payout for each day, plus $50 cash prize for High Point rider in each class based on 2 day overall points accumulated


For all APGA Shows:

  • Cheques made payable to APGA, all riders must sign a waiver. Riders under the age of 18 years old must wear a SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) certified equine helmet when on a horse.
  • Riders must abide by the rules and regulations as set in the APGA Rule Book.
  • Classes: Pre-peewee, PeeWee, Junior, Intermediate, Ladies (18-34), Women (35-49), Men, Senior, Novice

Set up Schedule is:         

  • Barrels: Everyone & Novice
  • Poles: Men
  • Stakes: Intermediates
  • Keyhole: Women (Saturday), Ladies (Sunday)
  • Flags: Seniors (Peewees & Juniors re-set flags)
  • Knockdowns: Everyone

If you would like to have pizza on Saturday after the show, please pay at Registration:

$5 Cash/person and note your pizza preference from Thorsby Family Restaurant

Pizza will be delivered to the grounds.

To volunteer or for more information please

Contact APGA President Tom Robinson 780-910-4158

* Minimum number of shows to qualify for Finals has been adjusted to reflect our difficult weather year that resulted in cancellations: If you joined APGA and competed 1 day at Thorsby, you qualify for Finals. If you joined at Eaglesham and competed 1 day, you qualify for Finals.

What is Gymkhana?

Gymkhana is an equestrian event that consists of a speed pattern of racing and timed events for riders on horses.


Alberta Provincial Gymkhana Association

Alberta Provincial Gymkana Association (APGA) started in 1984. Our first gymkhana was held in May of 1985 in Swan Hills. We have continued to grow every since and love this equestrian sport today the same as we did when we first started.

Gymkhana is a Fun, Competitive Equestrian Sport

We encourage everyone to be involved as it's not just for riders. We believe that all members of a family can be involved in this fun, competitive equestrian sport. 

APGA provides 5 different timed events:

  • Barrels
  • Poles
  • Stakes
  • Keyhole - (Pre-Pee-wees, Pee-wees and Juniors)
  • Flags - (Intermediates, Women under 36, Women over 36, Mens & Seniors

Please Note: All riders under the age of 18 must wear a certified high impact equine helmet while on the premises of APGA Shows.


Alberta Provincial Gymkhana AssociationProviding Family Fun Since 1984!

Contact APGA Today

Contact: Rene Surcan

(780) 967-3400 / cell (780) 674-0678

Email Rene here:

Mailing address: R.R. 1 Gunn, AB T0E 1A0