Smilyn Acres

Registered Miniature Donkeys and Gypsy Vanners in Alberta

MDE 2011 Junior Show

Nolan and Prairie Brae Klinger had a great day with Nolan winning first in his class.


Nolan has his picture photographed for the Red Deer Advocate as he gets Crossfire ready for his class.

Miniature Donkey Extravaganza 2011

The MDE was so much fun this year.  Smiley, Nolan and myself participated in many of the classes and again the donkeys did extremely well. There was some great competition and more importantly, lots of laughs.  Smiley and I both started driving this year and competed in several of the classes.   I even took a first in the Pleasure Driving - Open with Prairie Brae Klinger.  


 Prairie Brae Klinger and Lynne compete in                          Prairie Brae Klinger and Lynne compete in Coon Jumping   Pleasure Driving - Open                                                    Placed 2nd.  



Calgary Stampede 2010

The Miniature Donkey Breeders were once again invited to attend the Calgary Stampede to promote the breed and to show off the Miniature donkey attributes.  Each year, thousands of people attend the Stampede and this year was no different.  Many of the visitors came by and were amazed at the talent and affection shown by the breed.  Here Smiley  accompanies Stoney Acres Pradda and Smilyn Acres Jordan. 

Miniature Donkey Extravaganza 2010 Red Deer, Alberta

The 2010 MDE was held in Red Deer, Alberta and was a blast.  We had lots of entries this year which made the challenge even more exciting.  Classes included halter, trail, jumping, and driving.  We also had a junior show which is always so much fun for the kids and adults!

Here Sheloy Acres Jasmine places 2nd in Trail class.  This will be Jasmine's last year to compete as she will be having her first foal in May 2011.


Junior Show at the MDE 2010

And now the fun begins.  Nolan and Jasmine dressed up as How To Train Your Dragon.  PVC pipe was used to create the saddle and the wings and then the piping was covered with a shiny material.  Its a good thing Great Grandma and Papa are creative when it comes to making these costumes