Well it was a battle of old machines this past weekend at the Big Top Tent on Stampede Park. The annual vintage tractor pull and show and shine took over the covered arena entertaining the large number of fans that came to watch. Nearly thirty drivers from all around Southern Alberta brought their vintage tractors to the show. To enter, the tractor had to have been built prior to 1960. The machines are then entered into one of six different weight classes for the pulling competition. From top to bottom the tractors that were competing were in beautiful shape. Not a detail was missed by any tractor owner in the resoration of these beautiful machines. Besides looking good, these tractors have some serious muscle and the pulling competition was extremely competitive. Pull offs were even required to determine winners in some of the classes. A highlight of the event was when a team of heavy horses faced off against and old tracor in a race to pull a weighted sled down the arena. A great event and one to not miss when the tractors role into town again next year.
This weekend the heavy horse pull is on in the Big Top Tent. Teams of heavy horses will compete in three different weight classes to determine who can pull the most weight. It will be an unbelievable sight to see these giant animals flex their muscles attempting to pull up to five times their own body weight. Make sure you come down and check it out!!!