Draft horses gave the community a grand ride through ENMAX Park
On Saturday, October 15, fellow volunteer Terry Baily and I gave horse-drawn wagon rides to the many guests at the Stampede’s first Community Fall Fair. We took them from the new bridge through all of the brand new ENMAX Park. We gave at least 50 rides each!
I’ve been a member of the Draft Horse Town committee for five years. I own draft horses and was interested in educating people about draft horse history. Draft horses built our country—from agriculture to infrastructure. Through the committee, I have the opportunity to introduce people to these magnificent animals and help them gain an understanding of the history of our country. People are often awestruck by the size of the horses and the work that they are capable of doing.
Draft horses built our country—from agriculture to infrastructure. Through the committee, I have the opportunity to introduce people to these magnificent animals and help them gain an understanding of the history of our country.
The Fall Fair was a great day—although the air was a little fresh in the morning, the sun came out. Everyone was so appreciative of us being there. Some people had never been up close to horses or had a wagon ride. Some came back for a second and even third ride.
Everybody I met had a grand time that day—there was a firepit, musicians, face painting and more. Everyone had a smile on their face.
I grew up with the Stampede. Some people see it as 10 days of craziness. But events like this show that the Stampede has a lot more to offer—we have this beautiful park and other infrastructure to offer the city. It was great to see the community out and enjoying Stampede in October!
We had a remarkable turnout with
1,800 people coming out
Stampede's first pumpkin spice
HORSE-DRAWN WAGON RIDES
Our horses gave 100 wagon rides to
families and friends this year