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Taggart, James Gordon - 1976
Tait, Donald James - 2002
Teichrob, Carol - 2012
Thiessen, Isaac - 2002
Thiesson, Stuart Allan - 2007
Thomas, Robert Davidson - 1980
Thompson, Fred - 1984
Thompson, Douglas - 1984
Thomson, Wallace Alexander - 1978
Thomson, Leonard Baden - 1973
Thomson, Euphemia Jane - 1989
Trew, Beatrice Janet - 1978
Turner, Edward Kerr - 1995

PortraitRobert Davidson Thomas

Bob Thomas, farmer and horseman, was born at Battersea, Ont., in 1881. He moved with his family to Hartney, Man., in 1882. In 1909 he launched out farming on his own, buying a half section of land near Grandora, Sask.

An ardent horseman, he always owned the best horses he could afford. He is given credit for changing the type of Belgian draught horse in use in this country. In the early years short, thick, bay Belgians were most common but he helped popularize the longer-legged, more utilitarian roans and chestnuts of modern Belgians.

For many years he had nine quality stallions which travelled throughout Saskatchewan and did much to upgrade the horse population. His herd sire, Monseur was sired by Farceur, considered the greatest Belgian on the North American continent. Farceur sold for $47,500 in 1917.

Bob Thomasí Paragon Belgians established many records on the show circuit. Paragon Fan won 43 grand championships and Paragon Kitty took top awards at Toronto and Saskatoon. Mr. Thomas won the Belgian get-of-sire event at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto six times in 11 years.

Bob Thomas served as president of the Saskatchewan Horse Breeders Association four years; was founding president of the Saskatchewan Belgian Horse Club; president of the Canadian Belgian Association; president of the Saskatchewan Livestock Board; president of the Western Livestock Union; director of Canadian Co-operative Processors Ltd., at Swift Current 1945-55; president of Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition two years and director 43 years, and was chairman of the local school board and an elder in the United Church.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Saskatchewan Horse Breeders Association and the
Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition, 1980"

 

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