Banga Clydesdale mare repeats as Virden champion

Banga Clydesdales of Canora have returned from a show in Manitoba with another haul of ribbons.

“We had a good show in Virden,” said Linda Banga. “We won first place brood mare with ‘Banga’s Keeva’, first place yeld mare with ‘Banga’s Reba’ and first place yearling with ‘Banga’s Bela’.”

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With the trio of mares winning red ribbons as a group it’s no surprise they kept on winning.

“We also won Best Three animals on the ground,” said Banga.

‘Reba’ went onto to be Grand Champion Mare and then she competed against a Percheron gelding and a Belgian stallion and was named supreme horse of the event.

“Last year at Virden ‘Reba’ was supreme, so to defend her title was pretty special,” said Banga.

“The supreme horse on the ground is a special award sponsored by the Brown Families, with Bertha Brown presenting the Ken Brown Memorial trophy. I was very honoured to accept the award from Mrs. Brown because as a kid I grew up watching Browns show their Percherons and I always appreciated their commitment to bringing out the best horses while remaining kind and humble.”

Virden is an all breeds show where which means that the Belgians, Percherons and Clydesdales compete against each other. It is the meeting grounds where the top Percherons, Belgians and Clydesdales in Manitoba come to compete.

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