Afternoon Break & Chuckwagon RacesAfter the rodeo we walked around the grounds and enjoyed some of the sights and sounds.
Dennis asked me to take this picture to prove to some one that he was a cowboy – I think TFC President, Scott Weidner. 🙂
A pretty wagon
This looks like an old chuckwagon.
We enjoyed another working horse demonstration.
They are certainly beautiful creatures.
That takes a large horse shoe.
Helen, Dan, Dennis, and Cerwin (Jeff and Kellie Batzer came later)
After supper, we went back to our seats for the evening performance – Chuck Wagon Races and Grandstand Show.
We were early, so while the other four settled into their designated seats, I walked around to see what I could see from the mostly empty seating area.
Looking down on the indian village.
From what I can tell online, this seems to be a high-end way of eating and seeing the shows. You need special tickets to eat here and get good seats.
On the other end of the stadium I looked down on this building.
These ladies and their horses did a performance to music before the evening chuckwagon races.
A drive-by chuckwagon, announced the beginning of the races.
Canada’s national anthem sung superbly by this young girl…
…as a helicopter carrying the flag flew overhead.
And it was time for the races.
If I remember correctly, there were nine sets of four.
I understand that the outriders are also important to the score of each rig.
Going around the back field.
It was the first time that Cerwin and I saw chuckwagon races. It didn’t take us long to get caught up in the excitement.
Tractors leveled the field after two races.
During that time there was usually some kind of entertainment. This was a cute race for young children.
When the outrider didn’t get on this horse correctly and fell off – the horse ran the entire track without him. Some other outriders had to stop him.
The last race of the evening.
My last post from the Stampede will be of the Grandstand Show.