With near perfect weather and 29 entries, Rimbey’s Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club’s annual Cutter Parade was a hit with spectators and entrants.
“There was really good weather,” said vice-president Darren Fischer. “There was a lot of people, the stands were really full.”
“The crowd was really hard on donuts, they ate 22 dozen” he added with laugh. “Everything was good.”
Fischer says although the club hasn’t decided on which one, the money raised at the parade’s silent auction will once again be donated to an organization within the community.
Entrant Del Fox also appreciated the good weather. Fox’s been involved with the Rimbey Cutter Parade for the last three or four years and is always looking forward to it.
“You have a really good do up there; it’s very enjoyable. We always pack a few friends along,”
Fox was interested in driving horses but didn’t start until seven years ago. “I always wanted to but I lived in the city. I love driving horses.”
This year Fox had two teams of Fjord ponies in the parade. “I love them, they’re the nicest horse there is.”
In addition to participating in the Rimbey Cutter Parade each year, Fox attends five to six similar events yearly and is a member of the West Country Harness Club.
Fox loves living in rural Alberta for the lifestyle; he’s retired and “loving every minute of it.”
“I hope I get to do it for a few more years,” he said, referring to Rimbey’s parade.