- Birthday Carriage Ride for Havvie
Last week I received a phone call from Brad and Kindra hoping for a carriage ride for their daughter, Havvie’s 5th birthday. Luckily, the weather was warm and I was able to take Dan and the carriage into town for the special occasion!
Kindra told me that Havvie saw Cowboy Carriage in Downtown Bend last summer and it has been a topic of conversation for ever since! I am glad that I was able to make her birthday so special!
- St. Paddy’s Day in Redmond
This past Saturday Dan and Saucer and I gave rides at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Redmond.
- Horse Drawn Hay Rides at the Redmond St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2014
Cowboy Carriage will be giving horse-drawn hay rides at the St. Patrick’s Day Festival of Redmond. We will be near the kids area from 12 – 4 on Saturday, the 15th.
- Snow Much Fun!
We had lots of snow and wanted to play outside. There are no sledding hills nearby and the roads were too bad to risk going to the mountains. This was even more fun because we didn’t have to hike back up the hill!
Does anyone know a way to have the horse pull you on skis? I don’t want to directly attach myself to the horse, but I need to use both hands to drive. How do you keep yourself attached with a quick release so that you aren’t drug if you fall?
- Old Mill Wedding
This day was so hot I couldn’t even wear a hat! I picked up the bride and her father near Les Schwab Amphitheater. We took advantage of the wildflowers to have Chris Mather Photography capture some beautiful pictures.
- Marriage Proposal – Matt and Brenna
There are certain things that women dream about from the time that they are little girls and want to remember until they are old ladies. Weddings and the marriage proposal are at the top of the list and guys, you don’t want to come up short of their dreams! She is responsible for a big portion of the planning of the wedding, but the proposal is all on the men. You need to put some effort into it! It needs to be well thought out, romantic, a beautiful setting, and a surprise! The goal is to prove that you are worthy of her, right?
Matt understood what I am talking about. He called me and said that he would like to hire Cowboy Carriage as part of his marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Brenna. So that she did not immediately figure it out, we made Valentine’s Day the cover story. This is actually the fourth marriage proposal that I have been part of, so I have all of the details ironed out! I made brunch reservations for Matt at 10 Below in the Oxford Hotel. If you want to be sure you are treated right, trust the Oxford!
I parked the horse and carriage right in front of the building so that when they stepped out of the elevator Brenna could see the whole thing. When they walked outside I jumped off the carriage, said ‘Hi’ to Matt and ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ to Brenna. Boy, was she surprised! After they were cuddled under a wool blanket I took them through Downtown Bend, down along Drake Park and across the river on Galveston. Then, back up the river along Harmon Park. When I got to the end of the park there is a foot bridge that crosses the river back to Drake Park. I made a lame excuse that Dan was breathing hard and could use a rest. Since we were right at the bridge I suggested that they check out the view.
- Carriage Rides in Downtown Bend
People keep telling us how they love seeing Downtown Bend while riding in our carriage. What normally is a one minute drive down Bond or Wall Streets takes us a relaxing five minutes. It is a great opportunity to read the signs of all of the boutiques you want to visit. Even some locals see places that they have not noticed before. If you are not sure where you want to have dinner, take a ride with us and we will show you all of the restaurants to choose from.
- Cowboy Carriage television interview on MyWindow
This is an interview I had with Kerri Stewart on a local show called MyWindow. They highlight local businesses and events and were gracious to have us on!
- House on the Metolious Wedding
I think that the House on the Metolious is the most beautiful place that I have seen in Central Oregon and this was the most beautiful wedding! The time and planning invested in the wedding by the bride, her family and Laura Chick of Incredible Events showed. The setting was perfect, the timing was flawless and everyone knew what was happening. Not only did they plan the wedding day, but they had an entire week of events and activities for the family and friends! What a great experience for everyone!
The ceremony was a short walk across the Metolious River from the lodge. It was about a 5 minute ride down to the river, across a wooden bridge, into a beautiful tree’d area on a hillside. It made perfect stadium seating for the ceremony with the meadow and Mt. Jefferson behind the bride and groom. We made 4 trips from the lodge to the ceremony carrying the bride and groom’s grandparents, parents, bridesmaids and then the bride. While the guests waited a the ceremony site they had a cocktail bar and music to enjoy.