Now for Something Completely Different…

The winner of the youth costume class was Stacey Skyrpan of Lac La Biche, Alta., with her miniature horse, Lil Texs Destiny Dream Dancer.

Give a kid a horse and who knows what they’ll come up with?

Calgary has long been home to the national competition for miniature horses. Maxing out at 34 inches tall, miniature horses compete in various classes facing some stiff competition, ranging from halter class to driving.

While it’s a serious three-day competition, the owners (and their children) also have some fun with the addition of a costume class.