A few weeks ago, I took my oldest son to another event in Vankleek Hill — the 2019 Truck Shine ‘n Show & Truck Pull [link here]. This time, instead of horsepower on four wheels, it was horse power on four hooves. Get it? Horses instead of trucks? Fun. Knee.
…it was the 23rd Annual Vankleek Hill Horse and Buggy Parade & Strawberry Social [link here]. You can see him in a couple of the photos, standing on a porch, staring at the tablet his grandmother loaned him. Sigh.
I can’t blame him, I suppose. This is the most gentle and quiet of all the Events we have in Vankleek Hill. Tranquil even. No fireworks, no marching bands, no loud music… just a bunch of horses out for a walk, pulling stuff.
At least that’s the Horse And Buggy part of the show… I’ve never been to the Strawberry Social part of this event, so there legit could be Norwegian Death Metal bands and goat sacrifices for all I know.
I submitted some of the photos I found interesting to our local paper, The Review, but they went with someone else’s shots… they were decent, so I’ll live.
Technical Stuff: I was close enough that I used my 18mm wide angle (it’s an 18-55mm lens) for pretty much the whole Event. I took 114 shots in total. They were all in focus.
Click on the first photo to get the carousel going…
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Thanks! I don’t think I’ve ever been Tweeted before. It’s a good thing I published the fourth draft, and not one of the other three… every other word was F-that and MF-this.
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Beautiful horses. I love the one on the tux!
Hi! That one was my favourite as well… before the parade there’s a mini-competition for the ‘best of show’, and one of the criteria is ‘best dressed’. I’m pretty sure she won.
Hi there, I participated in the Vankleek Hill horse and buggy parade and was wondering if maybe you got a shot of my horse and I?
Hi! I did take photos of most of the horses, so it’s possible. Can you describe your horse, and maybe what you were wearing?
Hi there, I was riding a bay (brown horse) and my friend was riding the spotted appy. Not sure if I can post a picture here for you to see them
Hi… these are the only two photos I have that fit the description. If you don’t recognize yourself, I can put you in touch with the publisher at The Review (our newspaper)… I’m pretty sure she took photos of every entry.
…I also found this one, it’s the only other one I have with a spotted horse and a brown one.
Hi there, thanks for looking. Those aren’t us LOL. If I knew how to attach a picture, I would do that to help. If you’d be so kind as to give me the photographers name, I could email her. I would appreciate it :)
Hi again. It’s no problem, sorry I couldn’t help. If you surf here:
…you’ll find the email address for Louise Sproule, she’s the editor/publisher for The Review. She took a lot of photos of the parade as well, and you can email her a shot of your horse at the same time for comparison.