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Best of the West

Lynn and Cheryl Chouinard's Bar None Ranch in Dewinton, Alberta offers horse-people from all over a multi-use breeding and training operatio

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By: Jennifer Morrison |

Chouinard has never met a challenge he did not attack head-on. He has been winning a battle with cancer since he was diagnosed four years ago and he continues his daily work as a broker (he’s entering his 42nd year) and as vice president of CIBC world markets. Oh, and in his spare time he has built his Bar None Ranches into the biggest thoroughbred multi-use operation west of Ontario. “I am very pleased with the way things are going,” said Chouinard, who opened Bar None in 1981 with his wife Cheryl. “I guess my goal is to have a complete thoroughbred operation. I want to breed horses that can compete throughout Canada and improve the quality of racing in Alberta.” Chouinard, who was born in Grandora, Saskatchewan, is well on his way to achieving all of those goals because of the hundreds of thousands of dollars he has poured…

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