CVEX & North Vancouver Island Horse Association Cattle Sorting
North Vancouver island horse association CATTLE SORTING

The North Vancouver Island Horse Association (N.V.I.H.A) Cattle sorting is a fun-filled family equestrian event for any level of horse and rider. It is derived from the common ranch work of separating cattle into pens for branding, doctoring or transport.

The basic concept of the event consists of two riders working in harmony moving ten head of cattle from one pen to another in numerical order with a 60 sec. time limit. The winning team is determined by sorting 10 head in the fastest time or the most head sorted in the 60 sec. time limit. The events are promoted by the N.V.I.H.A. with regular sortings at Norwood Farm and again this year we will be at the Comox Valley Exhibition.

To participate or for information call Rick at 250-339-7206 or email

All proceeds go to Tour De Rock

See beef and dairy livestock at CVEX
BEEF & DAIRY livestock

Cattle ranching, feeding, and milking/dairy facilities operate year round, to provide food for our tables.  With much support from our local farmers, the CVEX Beef & Dairy competitions continues to grow as Vancouver Island you show the judges what they have learned about leading, handling and showing their livestock. Come see the Comox Valley’s future farmers show their prize-winning beef. These are the youngsters are always willing to share with the public the many hours, weeks and months of work needed to get their animals to compete at the fairs, and they will be putting food on our plates in the future!

Thanks to our local farm businesses for supporting and encouraging our future farmers! The challenge goes out to all our local farmers to join in.

Enter the Open Beef or Open Dairy in Animal Husbandry here: 2018 Animal Husbandry Application Form.