UFA Country Classic

UFA Country Classic is Josephburg Ag Society’s premier ‘youth in agriculture’ event. Having started in the late 90s, the beef show is a major stop on the Junior Show Circuit. On average, over 100 head of beef cattle enter the show and it has grown to the point where an open division was added. The interest in this show, in particular, is strong as it is a test run to summer cattle shows. More than 100 young people and their families come from across the western provinces for a chance to both learn and compete in Josephburg. It is the largest cattle show in Strathcona County and a long-standing component of the Junior show circuit.

Partnered with the North Country Horse Show Circuit, close to 50 exhibitors supported the UFA Country Classic, the first circuit show of this year. The weather co-operated. The venue was more than accommodating. It’s fair to say that a good time was had by all. Preceded by the Sunday show JAS offered a Saturday horsemanship clinic. The clinic was well attended, a great way to warm up for the show and nice start to the show season.

The horse show had five divisions, each offering their own high point opportunity. New was the 4-H Division. Generous sponsors helped provide custom-made Country Classic buckles for high point and leather halters for reserve high point in each of the five divisions. Walk/trot and lead-line exhibitors were presented with donated ‘incentive’ gifts after their classes. Halter and performance stake classes were well supported with first, second and third place winners receiving cash prizes.


Entry forms for the Beef show will be online starting April, 2018.

Mark your calendars for the weekend after Victoria Day Exact DATE the CATTLE SHOW will be announced early 2018.

Our NORTH COUNTY CIRCUIT HORSE SHOW is looking for a new crew to organize the event. We would like to thank the Hennigs for their involvement over the past few years.