Wild Rose
Draft Horse Association

Wild Rose Draft Horse Association

The Wild Rose Draft Horse Association (WRDHA) is a group of Draft Horse enthusiasts who banded together in 1994 with the goal of giving all Draft Horse enthusiasts in Alberta a strong presence.

Since that time the Association has become directly responsible for such worthwhile events as the Annual Draft Horse & Tack Sale held in Olds; Youth & 4-H clinics; The Futurity held in Rimbey; and Stanton’s Field Day held near Spruceview.  They also support the Youth in most Alberta Draft Horse Shows.

The Wild Rose Draft Horse Association welcomes members to bring forth projects subject for approval.  We welcome anyone with an interest in Draft Horses.  Please contact Membership Director and Secretary, Barb Stephenson @ 403-933-5765 or email:     dbsteph@telusplanet.net

Wild Rose Draft Horse Association – Annual Horse Sale – May 5 & 6, 2023

Wild Rose Draft Horse Association – ANNUAL 2023 MEMBERSHIP FORM

Please Note:   Only the horses will be live-streamed with phone-in bids available.  This does not apply to tack or equipment.


2023 Sale Results

Robert (Bob) Lewis Benefit

In early September ‘Bob’ had an unfortunate accident. He has suffered a broken leg & shoulder, as well as several ribs. He is currently in the Olds Hospital receiving physiotherapy to restore his strength, movement and over all well being. This expected to last at least 6 weeks or more. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Bob has been instrumental in leading the WRDHA sale for about 25 years or more. We are grateful for his dedication and drive. The great thing about the draft horse industry is our willingness to lend a hand to someone who has been injured. Wild Rose Draft Horse Association is doing a fundraiser to accept donations to help cover his daily living expenses.

WRDHA Secretary, Barb Stephenson, can take e-transfers, cheques, & credit card payments. Please call 403-933-5765 for more information. Louise Krebs, Treasurer, can take cash and cheques. Her number is 403-335-4202. Thank you in advance for your consideration to help.

Annual Sale

Tack & Equipment
Wagons & Buggies

These images are for display only – the actual items are not for sale.

Thank You

The Wild Rose Draft Horse Association would like to thank all the consignors and buyers for supporting our 27th Annual Draft Horse & Tack & Equipment Sale.  And thanks goes out to the many people that helped …. office, clerks, tagging, barn help, bid catchers, auction helpers etc. To David & Margo Carson, Donald Walker & Jim Dale for coming out to auction, livestream and bid catch. Thanks goes out to our new auctioneers Ryan & Dale for coming to help us. Shannon Leask and crew kept everyone fed in the concession and at the social.

Congratulations to Lot 14 & 15, Schwizer’s Legacy Buddy & Schwizer’s Legacy Bob, 2 and 3 year old Belgian/Clyde geldings who were the sale toppers. Their new home will be in Stanley Park in Vancouver. They were raised by Daniel & Anna Schwizer from the Didsbury area.

Our thoughts and prayers goes out to the people who are affected by the Alberta Wildfires. May you and your families and livestock stay safe.

 2024 Annual General Meeting

Our scheduled AGM will take place on February 3, 2024.  It will be held at the Westerner Park in Red Deer. 


8:30 am                       Registration – with coffee, tea and danishes
10:00 am                     AGM
12:00 pm                     Meal
1:30 pm                       Individual Breed Meetings
3:00 – 5:00 pm           Hospitality Event w/bar and snacks

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