Recent News: September 16th 2014
TRACTORLAND - TITLE SPONSOR OF ROYAL WEST CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP (OCT. 23 -NOV.1st 2014)
International Show Jumping returns to the heart of Calgary.
Be a part of a new tradition.
Royal West will be held at the new, state of the art Agrium Western Event Centre at the world famous Calgary Stampede Park. The facility is the perfect venue to enjoy indoor International Show Jumping, featuring a 250' x 125' ft. show floor with arena seating for 2,500 guests plus numerous VIP suites.
*visit www.royalwest.org for details & ticket information
Recent News: September 15th 2014
Tractorland is very excited to announce that it's three locations in Calgary, Airdrie and High River will receive new mascots courtesy of Spruce Meadows 'Horses Jump To Give A Leg Up' Charity! The horses have been designed and painted by 20 non-profit organizations across southern Alberta in hopes of raising public awareness for their causes. Check out our horses below!
High River Tractorland
Location: High River Tractorland
Charity: Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta Chapter
Meaning: High River will receive a very special new mascot. "Serendipity" honors all those who lost so much in the flood of 2013
The Compass Rose on Serendipity’s chest is a symbol of always finding one’s way home. The Medicine Tree, on the left cheek represents both High River and the First Nations Peoples. The wagon wheels down Serendipity’s neck portray the pioneers and the wheels, which turn with life’s journeys. They also show Habitat for Humanity’s future plans to build a home in High River. The Raindrops on Serendipity’s shoulder illustrate how the flood began; with water swooping down the mountains, moving through the foothills, prairie farmlands, and gaining momentum as it went. The Paper Dolls down the left side epitomize just how delicate men, women and children are, how easily things can be ripped apart, and how quickly we can be torn from our lives and each other. The Hands, in the shape of Appaloosa spots, embody the children, who represent our hopes and dreams for the future.
Location: Airdrie Tractorland
Charity: KidSport Calgary
Meaning: Making a difference so that all kids can play, KidSport Calgary has been providing assistance to children in need for the past 18 years. They work closely with families and local sport clubs to help pay registration fees and distribute the necessary equipment that allows low-income kids to get active and engaged in sports. Since 1995, KidSport Calgary has distributed approximately $5 million in support of almost 22,000 kids in Calgary as well as surrounding communities. KidSport Calgary continues to motivate kids to play, with the belief that healthy kids make healthy adults.
Location: Calgary Tractorland
Charity: The Alex
Meaning: “One of our very talented youth and our amazing staff, Kelsey Cunningham painted the horse. We fondly refer to him as ‘Big Thor’. The design represents Calgary and the flood. The symbol on his back end was one used by train hoppers during the depression. They would leave symbols for each other to identify dangers or resources along their journey. This visual language was essentially a language created by individuals who were homeless. The symbol used on Big Thor represents ‘safe place’ which we feel describes The Alex Youth Health Centre for the youth who access our services. Nearly 70% of the 3500 youth who accessed the Youth Health Centre last year were experiencing homelessness and did not have a safe place to call home.”
Recent News: September 14th 2014
Photograph by: Jenn Pierce, Calgary Herald
Ben Asselin (pictured above) has every reason to celebrate after going clear twice atop of Makavoy to help Canada win the $300,000 BMO Nations' Cup in Spruce Meadows over the weekend! Click the image above to see the full story from the Calgary Herald.