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Home on the Ranch
After assisting Dwight, Dale Befus hitched up his team of Clydesdale horses to his beautiful carriage and joined the parade.
There were several other mule and donkey hitches in the 30th Annual Lacombe Cutter Parade.
Garry Dorchester of Westerose, Alberta brought out his team. Bert & Ernie who spent a lot of time with Brad Pitt in 2005 while working on the set of the movie, The Assassination of Jessie James by the Coward Robert Ford, which was shot in Alberta. Dennis DeBruyne, also from Westerose, Alberta showed up with a colourful three mule hitch of Appaloosa mule brothers. Brian Sutherland and Ray McNeil also brought out their mule teams for a drive on ths beautiful day.
Dr. Chris Jenson brought out his sweet little mule Mandy hitched to a beautiful Meadowbrook Cart that he built. Chris and his lovely wife Margaret host the annual Wolf Creek Driving Club’s fun weekend on their Cheerful Outlook Ranch northeast of Tees, Alberta each May (May 19 - 22, 2006). Other Wolf Creek Driving Club members present at the Lacombe Cutter Parade were, Harry Harrison driving his team of Fiord Horses, Grace Edmondson with her new team of sorrel ponies, Diana Bigelow and Marvin Bigelow driving their small standard and miniature donkey teams.
Friday morning, competitors participated in the Dressage Test Phase of the competition. Saturday afternoon, the marathon phase took the drivers and their animals out for a grueling 13 km cross country trek. Sunday morning, the drivers and faithful equines were back in the arena to compete in very challenging cones course.
Internet Horse Thieves - Hello Everyone,
Just a short note to tell you to beware if you advertise any animals on the internet. We had it confirmed yesterday that we have been the victims of a scam. Basically a man contacted me via the e mail and wanted to buy two ponies I had advertised for sale on the internet.
Anyway to cut a long story short. He paid for the ponies. The cheque went through the bank after they kept it for 10 days. Then a man called here and collected the ponies as shipping agent for the buyer. The buyer had sent me the shipping money to give the agent as they had demanded money when collecting the animals, and he was out of the country. I know I was stupid. But I had done this once before a few years ago, so thought nothing of it.
Well to cut a long story short the cheque he gave me was written on an account that doesn't exist. So I am not only out the money I gave the shipper but also and more worrying to me. I do not know what has happened to my ponies. Probably meat by now.!!!
Please warn anyone you know who has anything to do with horses. The buyers name is Richard Smith. his partner is Kelly Toms and his agent who collected the ponies is Fred Marks.
Glynn is contacting the RCMP today but I am not sure if they will be able to do anything. Please pass this on. It might save someone else the heartache.Sue Humphreys.
27 different outfits, from 4 horse heavy hitches to miniature horse teams plus several one horse open sleighs showed on a warm and bright sunny day. There was a good crowd on hand to admire the diverse range of equine drawn conveyances. There was even a team of oxen displaying their talents for the crowd.
Some 30 different outfits enjoyed a beautiful drive thought the fields and bush around Tees, Alberta on February 13, 2005.
Warm weather and deep snow brought out participants from all over for the Annual Lacombe Cutter Parade in Lacombe, Alberta on Saturday, February 12, 2005. Spectators lined the streets and highway to view the 68 outfits on parade.
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Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition
The second annual Bar U Ranch Chore Horse Competition was staged Sunday, September 12, 2004 and when the dust settled, it took a perfect score to win the title. Winston Curtis of Winfield, Alberta guided his team of Percherons through a flawless run (100 of a possible 100 points) to top the field of twelve (12) teams and take home top prize money and the first place trophy buckle created by Ralph Nelson, President of the Friends of the Bar U Historic ranch Association.
Second place went to Dwight Beard of Indus, Alberta, as he navigated the lone team of mules in the competition through the pattern to score 90 points. There was a tie for third spot between Chris Schmaltz of Beiseker and Terry Bailey of Calgary, but Schmaltz hustled his Percheron team through the challenging course in a faster time to secure the third place cheque.
A good crowd braved the unpredictable weather and was rewarded when crowd favorite Dwight Beard and his mules received the Best Overall Team/Teamster award voted on by the competitors (a set of Bar U Ranch Harness Brass).
Bar U Ranch is located 13 km south of Longview, Alberta on Highway 22. For more information on the Bar U Ranch events, call toll-free at 1-800-568-4996. (reprinted from Horses All)
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