Calgary Stampede Day #3

Howdy All!

Oh it has been a long day.  I got up early and fed oats.  I awoke early, so I let Rick have a sleep in morning.  It is so nice and quiet around the barns at 5:30 AM.  According to me……..the best time of the day.

I would like to take this time, and thank you all for the sincere messages you sent on the passing of my dad.  He was a special man and always will be.  He won’t be here in person, but we will feel him in spirit.


Finding Ricky



Cleo Energy

Before the racing, we had our sponsor company, Cleo Energy come back to meet the horses.  They were pretty excited to meet Rick, but even more excited to see the horses.  We had a little bit of fun with the Rick Fraser paddle board faces.


A little bit of a ride goes a long way

Rick always loves to have the people come and experience a little bit of country.  This gal has been on a horse, but was eager once again.  Cody was excited to see our time at the end of the evening as it was a 1:13.18, which calcuted to being 18th on the day.


So Proud

Tonight coming off the two barrel, Rick had hooked Spirit o the Left Lead, Ranger on the Right leader.  Jim was the left Wheeler and Bacardi on the right.  Things must have gone well as another competitor noticed, I mean really notice how well the Right Leader performed.  He was interested in who he was.


Around the Top

Our outriders tonight were Chanse Vigen pon  and Ryan MacNeill.  The race went well and the boys did their job.  We posted a 1:13.18 which was prett y respective.

As I’m really tired,  

Have a great day………………………I’m going to head to bed, as I really need the rest.

From the Ttravei in trailer

Sue, with Rick and “Team 23”

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P.S. Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal.  Love leaves a memory no one can steel.

16 thoughts on “Calgary Stampede Day #3

  1. Sue

    I so sorry about your Dad but happy you were able to see him and say good-bye. He was able to leave you all in peace. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. And I agree. 5:30 am is the best time of day. Kim

    • Hi Kimera
      Thank you for the condolences. As I ponder over this past month, all went the way it was supposed to. I cherish the time spent with my family. My dad was a great guy and left us kids with many good traits.

  2. Our thoughts are with you as you mourn the loss of your father. Keep the good memories close. Hugs.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family.
    With love Danja & Angelo from Switzerland

  4. I so enjoy your e-mails each day that you race and what a wonderful job you do. I particularly like the thoughts you put at the end of you e-mails. I am so sorry to hear about your father and know you will always have wonderful memories over the coming years– All the very best to you. Rick and your family in the coming years. You will be sorely missed at the chuckwagon races but I am sure you also have exciting plans ahead. Thank you again for all your wonderful e-mails and pictures–keep up your photography. God bless

  5. Dear Sue,
    Our sincerest sympathies on the passing of your Dad. It must be hard to face this while being involved with your final racing set as that brings it’s own set of emotions. May all your good memories bring you strength as you face these sad times, and may they warm your heart now and in the days to come.

  6. Hugs and prayers to you and your family on the passing of your Dad His Spirit will live with you forever really enjoy your posts The best to you both on your retirement will miss you guys

    Sent from my iPad


    • Hi Paula
      Thank you for the condolences. I am finally getting time to respond to everyone. My dad was a great guy and left us kids with many good traits. We are home on the Ranch catching up on sleep, paperwork and outside projects.

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