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For the week of September 3 - 9, 2003


No rain on this parade

Express Staff Writer

There’s nothing like a parade, they say. Especially a non-motorized parade. And in Ketchum on Saturday, Aug. 30, the 2004 Wagon Days Parade rolled lively—if a little slowly—down Sun Valley Road and around onto Main Street cheered on by hordes of visitors and residents.

Owner of Sun Valley Company Earl Holding made his annual appearance in his buggy, looking well after suffering a stroke this winter.

Blaine County’s legislator, Rep. Wendy Jaquet, D-Ketchum, rode an open carriage with her husband Jim Jaquet, who was the Grand Marshall this year. And Idaho Sen. Clint Stennett, D-Ketchum, and his wife, Michelle rode horseback along the route.

The winners of the Original or Restored Wagon category were Brico of Idaho of Twin Falls in first place, Joe Adams of Paul, Idaho in second place and 3rd was held by Gary Urich also of Paul.

The New Wagon winner was Diamond Z Ranch English Shire Hitch from Cedar City Utah, 2nd was taken by Keith and Kathy Quinn of Plumber, Idaho and 3rd place went to the Montgomery Family wagon from Hagerman, Idaho.

The Trinity Spring Concord from Ketchum collected 1st prize in the Coach category, followed by the Wood River Valley’s Black Jack Shotout Out Gang, and Early Craythorn from Declo.

Carriage category was snapped up by the Paula Knickerbocker Foundation from Spring Creek Nevada, 2nd was Piano Bob Buggy from Bellevue and Sherbine Carriages also from Bellevue.

Bert Cobbs cart from Jerome clip-clopped away with 1st in carts with Heidi Flood, of Ketchum coming in 2nd.

The Old Time Fiddlers took first place in that Float Category, followed in 2nd by Sun Valley Ballet School and in 3rd Ketchum’s Sister City, Tegernsee, Germany’s float filled with dirndl clad exchange students from both cities.

Perennial favorite Jose Luis Heredia from Nampa owns the Open category. The 2nd place winner was the Independent Free Trappers of Sun Valley who moseyed along from their site at the Smokey Mountain Rendezvous. The Los Camperos team took third place, also from Nampa.

The winning Riding Club was captured by the agile Eh Capa Bareback Riders from Boise, followed by Sun Valley’s High Country Peruvian Paso team—and their flutes of Champagne—in third was the Cassia County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse from Rupert, Idaho.

The Kimberli Rhoads People’s Choice Award was a tie between trick roper Heredia, and his other group Los Camperos.

The Best of Show was also a tie between Sherbine Carriages of Bellevue and the Diamond Z Ranch English Shire Hitch from Cedar City, Utah.



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