Parades! Everybody Loves A Parade!!

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The Cowley's Rafter Six® Ranch have participated in numerous parades over the past 39 years in Alberta and in the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains including The 2014 Calgary Stampede, Cochrane Labour Day Rodeo, Canmore Canada Day Parade, Banff Days Parade, Bragg Creek Days Parade and Edmonton's Klondike Days.

 

The Cowley's are pleased to announce their entry into the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade resulted in two Winning Ribbons ~ "Best Horse Entry" & 2nd Place Overall !! Here are a few photographs for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!!!

 

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Stan Cowley on his steed "Cruise" with Gloria Cowley holding the lines on the historic 1800's Rafter Six Concord Stagecoach and musicians Denis Grady & Rich riding atop entertaining the crowd along the parade route.

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Gloria Cowley holding the lines on the historic 1800's Rafter Six Concord Stagecoach while her son David Cowley holds the 2014 Calgary Stampede "Best Horse Entry" Award.

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The talented horse trainer, actor and stuntman David Cowley holding the reins of  his highly trained Palomino horse "Tucker" during the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade. Note: The Blue ribbon on the Clydesdale draft horse is the award for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade "Best Horse Entry"!

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Foreground: Thomas Cowley sits astride his horse "Jackson" for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade! Background: Rob Johnson, Tim Kilgour & Devyn.

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The ever gracious 2009 Calgary Stampede Priness Kateri Cowley sits in the saddle upon her highly trained Canadian-Mustang bred horse "Kokanee" during the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade!
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Daisy Rae Cowley rides her horse "Bandoleer" and her Rafter Six wrangler friend Maree at the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade!

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Rob Johnson, Tim Kilgour & Devyn riding horseback at the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade!

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Third generation Chinese Cowboy riding horseback "Merlin" at the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade!

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Stan Cowley, Kateri Cowley and wrangler Phédre lead Rafter Six's Cleydale Team adorned with the Blue Ribbon Prize pulling the Concord Stagecoach entry at the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade!
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The Rafter Six® Ranch outfit and camp along the confluence of the Elbow and Bow Rivers at the historic Fort Calgary in Downtown Calgary for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade!
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On the eve of the parade day, we were lucky to see, breathe and enjoy the beauty of another of creations watercolour painted sunset sky amidst the concrete canyons and towers of Calgary's skyline. The Rafter Six® Ranch outfit camp along the confluence of the Elbow and Bow Rivers at the historic Fort Calgary in Downtown Calgary for the 2014 Calgary Stampede Parade! Many other folks camped here and made it all a memorable experience!

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