About Benalto Agricultural Society

About Us

Welcome to the Benalto Agricultural Society! We are a volunteer run organization that focuses on bettering the community. We are home to many different organizations such as the Shadow Riders 4-H club, and the Medicine River Pony club. We are host to the Benalto Stampede and Fair, which has been running for 104 years. We are proud to keep the tradition of the Pro Rodeo alive in Benalto and are always looking for volunteers to help us with the Rodeo and other Ag Society events. Riding Memberships are available for our indoor riding arena and three outdoor arenas. Just call our groundskeeper for availability. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Ag Society, you can fill out a membership form found here. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to send us a message on our Facebook page or contact us through the form below.


All are welcome if you are looking to join the Ag or help out with the Fair & Stampede.

Monthly Meetings

Our General Ag meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Our Rodeo Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month.

2022 General Ag

2022 Benalto Fair & Stampede

Benalto Agricultural Society Executive


Neal Arksey

1st Vice President

Craig Kentz

2nd Vice President

Kyle North


Jeff King


Shelly Lambert

Benalto Agricultural Society Directors

Neal Arksey, Craig Kentz, Kyle North, John Bystrom, Al Thesen, Stuart Caton, Clint Mastors, Shelly Lamert, Christian Brooke Kentz, Taylor Masters, Joey Olson, Joe Chamberlain, Rebecca King, Jeff King, Mona McArthur, Chad Adams

Benalto Agriculture Society Clubs

Shadow Riders 4-H Club

The Shadow Riders 4H Club is an all exclusive branch in which horseback riding is the main focus. Throughout this clubs legacy, families have came from all around Central Alberta to experience the clubs quality equine education, and family atmosphere. The club provides an opportunity for members to learn from experienced instructors about success in riding and other equine related attributes. From early September until June, you can find busy Shadow Rider members having lessons, attending meetings, practicing a drill pattern, speaking their way to success, bonding with friends, and so much more. For all things equine, the club offers, light horse projects, young horse, jumping, dressage, reining, drill team and a variety of other programs. Shadow Riders also have the opportunity to take part in a crocheting project. The Shadow Riders 4H club has been based in the Benalto AG grounds for 49 years, and look forward to spending many more in the community.

Medicine River Pony Club

The Medicine River Pony Club has been in operation since 1976 and is part of the Alberta Central Region of the Canadian Pony Club. The Medicine River Pony Club serves Benalto and surrounding area. Members meet each Wednesday evening from February through to August.The Pony Club Motto is: Loyalty, Character and Sportsmanship. Pony Club offers members instruction and competitive opportunities in dressage, show jumping, tetrathlon, Prince Phillips Games, Quiz and Rallies. The Medicine River Pony Club holds its’ annual registration in November at the Benalto Agricultural Grounds- “Home of the Medicine River Pony Club”.