Western Art and Gear Show

at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival

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It's exhibitors like these that help make
the Kamloops Cowboy Festival
the Biggest and the Best of its kind in Canada!

March 16th - 18th, 2018
Friday, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


 

Exhibitor's Information

 

Here's a list of the 2017 exhibitors.

You can use the following index to look for a particular exhibitor - just click on their name to find their photo and bio, or scroll down the page and check them all out.



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2017 Exhibitors

 

Back Country Horsemen Society of BC
BC Cowboy Heritage Society
BC High School Rodeo
BC Rodeo Association
Barkerville Historic Town
Ben Crane - Jinglebob Music
Canadian Cowboy Country magazine
Candice Camille Photography
Cariboo Saddlery
Charming
Connie Ellis Photography
Cowboys' Choice
Cowboy Classic Equipment
Creations by Bob
Dancing Loon Cree-ations (clothing & jewelry)
Ignite Custom Designs
Jack Pine Forge


Joan & Bruce Bartlett (bronzes & iron art)
Kactus Western Wear
Longhorn Rope Creations
Marney Bethall (book, prints Calendars)
Medicine Man Gallery
Mountain Legacies Art
Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin
The Mushroom Lady (neckrags and scarves)
O'Keefe Ranch
Ranches Only
Richard Tenisch, Silversmith
Ripple Creek Creations
Saddle Up Magazine
SweetWater Bronze
Thompson River Boot Company
Unique Bling 'N' Things
Wilf Bennett (old rodeo collection/memories)


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BC High School Rodeo Association

See the BC High School Rodeo Association web site at: www.bchsra.ca

BC High School Rodeo Association
High School students from all over BC compete in regional Rodeo events between September and June concurrent with the school year. High School Rodeo members practice and compete in their events, while learning from each other and creating friendships that will last a lifetime. In June each year the BCHSRA Finals are held, where the top 12 students in each rodeo event, from each of the North and South Regions compete to earn prizes and scholarships for all their hard work throughout the season. The top 4 competitors in each event then qualify to participate in the National High School Rodeo Finals held in the USA in July. In August, the top 5 competitors will also qualify for the Canadian High School Rodeo


BCRA - BC Rodeo Association

Finals and those will be held in Virden Manitoba this year. We pride ourselves in making High School Rodeo a rewarding and fulfilling experience for our competitors. Education is very important to our association and we strive to present many bursaries and scholarships for our graduating class. Many other awards are also given out to the top competitors in each event. To start each High School Rodeo, the students run a Grand Entry to showcase the flags of the sponsors who generously support and make High School Rodeo in British Columbia possible.


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BCRA - BC Rodeo Association
BCRA Office
Phone: 250-457-9997
bcrodeoassn@gmail.com
www.rodeobc.com

BCRA - BC Rodeo Association
The initial Interior Amateur Rodeo Association (IRA) was establised and operated from 1965 - 1988. The present day BCRA resulted from the amalgamation of the IRA with the Yellowhead Rodeo Association and the Vancouver Island Rodeo Association. The BCRA approves a total of 22 rodeos in 22 communities, which range from Kispiox and Fort Nelson in the north to Chilliwack and Vancouver Island in the south. The BCRA is the largest rodeo association in the province and

BCRA - BC Rodeo Association
Photo - Tommy's Rodeo Pictures

features among the highest paying semi professional rodeos in Western Canada. The ranks of the BCRA vary from long time veterans of the sport and Canadian Professional Rodeo Champions to the young and upcoming junior event competitors. The BCRA membership in 2008 was 565 with the youngest competitor at 5 years and the most senior at 73.


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Barkerville Historic Town
Barkerville's web site is:
www.barkerville.ca

Barkerville Historic Town
Unlike many gold rush towns from this era - which have long disappeared - Barkerville remains a thriving place, rich in history and full of life. You can tour the town with one of the colourful characters from Barkerville’s past, watch the notorious Judge Begbie strike fear into the hearts of history's criminals, witness authentic gold rush theatre, and see a real Cornish Waterwheel in action. Pan for gold with your family and friends, visit Barkerville's well preserved Chinatown, and go back to school in the 1800s. Or, learn about the town at your own pace by visiting our historic buildings and beautiful displays.


Barkerville Historic Town Toll Free: 1-888-994-3332
barkerville@barkerville.ca


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Ben Crane - Jinglebob Music
Ben's web site is:
www.bencrane.com

Ben Crane - Jinglebob Music
In addition to his life as an artist and concert performer, Ben is also owner of Jinglebob Music, a small recording studio near Eckville, AB. With over 30 years experience in the recording industry, his understanding of the artist, his ear for arranging and his relaxed attitude puts him in in the perfect place to work with both seasoned and amateur artists. Watch for his workshop "From Stage to Studio" Friday at 4:00 PM.


Ben Crane - Jinglebob Music ben@bencrane.com
403-729-2747


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Canadian Cowboy Country magazine

Canadian Cowboy Country magazine
Tanner Young Publishing Group. A full gloss magazine Celebrating people, places, and the Western Lifestyle. With sections like; Ranching in the west, Homes of the West, Living Legends, Cowboy Way, Featured CD, Featured Book, Who's Hot in the Rodeo world, Event Calendar, and In the Corral. www.canadiancowboy.ca.

Canadian Cowboy Country magazine


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Candice Camille Photography
Candice Camille Photography
See Candice's
web site here.

I'm a cowgirl at heart and love to share stories thru the art of photography. I have a unique style, that capturesthe essence, the connection, the heart of horses & people. Its more then just candid moments, its their being, their story. I am blessed to be able to share my talents with so many; my goal is to create images that will be hung on peoples walls and cherished for a life time.

Candice Camille Photography
Candice Camille Photography
Candice Camille
250-373-2457


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A Mark Denny Saddle

Cariboo Saddlery "Custom Made Saddles and Gear" Headstalls, reins, breast collars, stirrups, saddlebags, bucking rolls, chaps, and much more all made in his own shop in the heart of cowboy country
Williams Lake, BC!
(250) 392-3735

A Mark Denny Saddle

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Farmhouse Collectibles

Charming
is in 100 Mile House, BC. Vintage Collectable Cowboy Items for Sale. Spurs, Bits, Buckles, Braided Hobbles, Horse Hair Rope, Leather Cuffs, Leather Chaps and Woolies, Cowboy Clock, 1970's Williams Lake Posters and other miscellaneous Cowboy Collectables. Contact - Cheryl Evans-Klassen at 250-791-5400 or email: kid1-08@shaw.ca


Farmhouse Collectibles


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Cowboy's Choice!

Cowboy's Choice
Western Wear - for all of your Cowboy needs! Specializing in Cowboy Hats!
Watch for Tim's seminar on "Hat Body Manufacturing and Finishing" at the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

7851 Highway 97
Vernon, BC
V1B 3R9
Phone: (250) 545-0458
Fax: (250) 545-0465
Toll Free: 1-866-359-1831
Email: info@cowboyschoice.ca


Cowboy's Choice Logo! Cowboy's Choice Crest! Visit their web site at:
www.cowboyschoice.ca


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A Don Loewen Saddle

Cowboy Classic Equipment
Saddles by Don Loewen

A well known Cowboy and Saddlemaker from the Nicola Valley. Don has been making saddles on and off for 30 years! Many professional and casual cowboys can attest to the quality and well fitting saddles he has made. Don works out of his own store in downtown Merritt, BC.
Phone Don at: 250-378-9263
Visit Don's web site: www.saddle-maker.com

A Don Loewen Saddle Email Don at:
donloewen@saddle-maker.com


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Ignite Custom Designs
See Ignite on Face Book

Ignite Custom Designs brings classic, custom designed, wearable art and jewelry. A favourite in the Okanagan, they are based in Westwold, BC, 45 minutes from Kamloops. Ignite takes the ice of crystals and the fire of clay to make original pieces. No two designs are ever alike. This year, Ignite is introducing their unique "snap" designs. You can take one piece of jewelry, add a unique snap of your choice, and remove it to put on a different one, for the most versatile designs you can find.

Ignite Custom Designs

ignite@gmail.com
Phone: 250-375-2211
or 250-938-2211


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Joan Bartlett Western and Wildlife Bronzes
Joan 250-444-0052 or fiveflat2@gmail.com
See Joan's website


Little Burro Western Art Gallery, Christina Lake, BC

Joan Bartlett (bronzes)
Bruce Bartlett (metal art)

present a selection of items to tempt any western pallet. Their art reflects their many experiences in ranching, rodeo, horse training, & raising roping cattle. Joan scuptures have been juried into many art shows including the Calgary Stampede. Bruce transforms old horseshoes, metal and barn board into useful and attractive creations such as salt/pepper/napkin holders, house signs, door knockers and wine racks.

Bruce Bartlett, Post and Hole Creations
Bruce: 250-442-9752


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Kactus Western Wear

Kactus Western Wear Custom made western wear by Julie Thoreson in Balzac, Alberta. Mens and Ladies 3/4 length canvas jackets Mens Gambler and Cadet Collar wool vest Hip Length jackets All jackets are unique and custom made for each individual cowboy or cowgirl!

Call Julie 403-512-3390

Kactus Western Wear

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Peter Grauer - Kamloops Author Vickey Bischoff
(250) 955-2374
vbischof@mail.ocis.net

Longhorn Rope Creations
"Authentic Piece of the True North"
Our unique rope creations have been recycled, washed and made into a one-of-a-kind bowl, lamp, mirror, vase or just about anything you can dream up. From decorating your home to an unusual gift for someone special that has everything.

"Your imagination is our limitation"

Peter Grauer - Kamloops Author Kris Henry
(250) 546-6494
dallyup2@telus.net


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Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin! Museum of the
Cariboo Chilcotin!

A True Cowboy Museum! The home of the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame and so much more! Ranching history, rodeo history, Williams Lake History, High School Rodeo, and on and on! Be sure to find out more about the Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin at their booth this year!
www.cowboy-museum.com


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The Mushroom Lady neckrags and scarves

The Mushroom Lady
(neckrags / wildrags and scarves)

For the past fifteen years Carolyn Thompson has been creating her hand drawn and dyed silks. A variety of original art on silk. Scarves, shawls and cowboy squares each one as unique as the wearer. From bright and bold, to soft and sensuous, the perfect accessory for work, dress or play.

The Mushroom Lady neckrags and scarves mushroomlady@telus.net
Carolyn Thompson 250-378-6848
TheMushroomLadyBC
on Face Book


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The Historic O'Keefe Ranch
www.okeeferanch.ca
9380 Hwy 97N, Vernon, BC

O'Keefe Ranch
was founded in 1867 and many of its buildings date from before 1900. This heritage site carefully preserves the ranching heritage of BC though displays and a large collection of ranching/cowboy artifacts. Special programs during the season involve the annual Cowboy Festival on the long weekend in August and our "Canada's Famous" Cowboy Dinner show every Friday in July and August.

The Historic O'Keefe Ranch info@okeeferanch.ca
250-542-7868


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Richard Tenisch Silversmith
Phone Richard at:
(250) 378-0936

Richard Tenisch Silversmith
This incredible silversmith works from his home in Merritt, BC. Richard does silver work for saddles (a lot for Andy Knight) as well as jewelry. This year the BC Cowboy Heritage Society will once again be raffling off a commemorative belt buckle - "2012 Kamloops Cowboy Festival" (photo on the left). Another example of Richard's silver work is the silver buckle on the right, which was a past years "Top Saddle" prize.


Richard Tenisch Silversmith Email Richard at:
rtenisch@gmail.com


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Saddle Up Magazine

Saddle Up Magazine
Your Horse News Source - 33,000+ readers and over 4000 web site visitors per month. Dedicated to promoting and supporting western Canada's equine world through horse people, clubs, associations, shows, events, and any other horseplay activity!

Nancy Roman, and Saddle Up magazine are major sponsors of the Kamloops Cowboy Festival.

www.saddleup.ca

Saddle Up Magazine
250-546-9922
nancyroman@saddleup.ca


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SweetWater Bronze by Linda L. Kelly

SweetWater Bronze
by Linda L. Kelly
  A classic 'horse crazy kid' from the time she could ride her rocking horse, Linda continues to be enthralled by horses and all animals. Having owned and ridden horses for more than thirty years, they are the primary focus of her sculptures. As well, adding people, cats (wild and tame), dogs, bears, bulls and now cows and calves to her compositions has opened up a wide range of possibilities for Linda, and she looks forward to continuing to present her visions in bronze for everyone to enjoy.

SweetWater Bronze by Linda L. Kelly Phone: (250) 762-5422
Email: okcorral2@shaw.ca
www.sweetwaterbronze.com


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Thompson River Boot Company

Thompson River Boot Company
Daniel Gordon and daughter Sarah take pride in making custom made to measure, and standard sized hand-made western boots, following tradition and time tested techniques. Also in our booth, Sarah will be displaying her charcoal equine art. Phone: 250-373-0065 or email: thompsonriverboots@gmail.com. Find them at: www.thompsonriverboots.com or on Facebook.com/ThompsonRiverBoots

Thompson River Boot Company


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The BC Cowboy Heritage Society Logo!  

Of course we'll be there! We'll have a booth set up to let all the folks know about what we are, and what we offer! We'll have nomination forms for the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame, Scholarship applications, membership forms, etc.

Click here to see our home page!

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The BC Cowboy Heritage Society
Box 137, Kamloops, BC, Canada, V2C 5K3
Phone:1-888-763-2221
Email: cowboys@bcchs.com


 

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