Location: On display in Hall A. Hitching demonstrations in the stabling area.
The Clydesdale is a breed of draft horse, native to the Clyde River Valley of Scotland. In 1970, the Oakalla Prison Farm on the west coast of Bristish Columbia closed and their herd of purebred Black Clydesdales was relocated to Fort Steele. We are very pleased to highlight the Fort Steele Clydesdale Hitch at Farmfair International (FFI) 2012! The Clydesdales at this year’s FFIwere born at Fort Steele, and some are descendants of the herd from Oakalla. It has become tradition that the horses are named after prominent Fort Steele figures of the past. The horses will be on display with daily hitching demonstrations in the stabling area. They will also be featured each evening at the opening of the Heritage Ranch Rodeo.