|Entrance to Remington Carriage Museum|
C. Davis photo
On Friday and Saturday, August 17 and 18, teams of miniature horses will tear up the track at the Remington Carriage Museum as they compete in the World Miniature Horse Chuckwagon Championships.
Approximately one-half the size of regular chuckwagons, the miniature versions are pulled by teams of four miniature horses and offer all the racing thrills of their regular-sized counterparts. Wagons, teams, drivers and crews are supplied by the Alberta Miniature Chuckwagon Racing Association. Races will be held in the event field behind the museum.
Friday’s races start at 6 p.m. and are followed by a Chuck Drivers’ Social where visitors can meet the drivers and enjoy entertainment and refreshments. Saturday will feature a pancake breakfast and farmers’ market with races starting at 1 p.m. A quilt show will run both days in the museum’s promenade.
Tickets for the races are available at the gate: $5 for adults, $12 for a family (two adults and their children under the ages of 18) and $2 for children and youth (ages 17 and under).
Separate admission rates apply for the Remington Carriage Museum: $10 for adults, $22 for a family (two adults and their children under the ages of 18), $8 for seniors and $5 for youth (ages 7-17). Children six and under are admitted free.
Operated by Alberta Culture, the Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest on-display collection of horse-drawn vehicles in North America. The Remington Carriage Museum is located in Cardston and is open year-round. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week through to August 31.
For more information visit www.remingtoncarriagemuseum.com or call 403-653-5139
(dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta).