THE GREATEST OUTDOOR SHOW ON EARTH RETURNS JULY 8-17, 2022
From the Stampede Rodeo, Chuckwagons and Western Agriculture Events to our most loved midway rides, live music and food we’ve all been craving, start your countdowns for the 2022 Calgary Stampede.
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DRAFT HORSE TOWN
MEET THESE GENTLE GIANTS AND DISCOVER HOW THEY PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN SHAPING THE HISTORY OF THE WEST.
Draft Horse Town pays homage to the mighty “draft horse” and the significant role it played in building Western Canada. Belgians, Clydesdales, Percherons, and Shires, guided by the skill of Teamsters, helped build roads, hauled the dirt and rock from building sites, pulled wagons, carriages and firefighting equipment, and plowed the fields for planting crops.
Draft Horse Town is an engaging venue that offers Stampede visitors a glimpse of living history, plenty of hands-on activity and exhibits, and an opportunity to experience the "gentle giants" in action.
Teamsters and exhibitors introduce you to their horses, and show you how they prepare their teams for work, shows and pulling competitions. See blacksmiths work their magic with hot steel right before your eyes, while wheelwrights demonstrate their craft –making wheels for the wagons and carriages.
Following each show, these equine "stars" will be in Draft Horse Town posing for photos and meeting their adoring fans. Come get nose-to-nose with the largest horses you'll find at this year's Stampede.
Draft Horse Town is located in the Agriculture Zone, on Country Trail.
Draft Horse Town is presented by the Calgary Stampede Draft Horse Town Sub-Committee (Western Agriculture Heritage).