Your Father’s Day Submissions

Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful Dads out there! Earlier in the week I posted Father’s Day Giveaway! We have an awesome prize to give away but first, I need to share your submissions. We were looking for pictures of the Cowboy Dads in your crew. Your favorite pictures of your fathers or grandfathers, or even a male you believed to be a great example and a hero of the Western culture. And my heart seriously melted when I received some of these!

Check out what Angie Lang sent in:

Here is a twofer for ya. My dad and my hubby prepping my Lil girl for her horse show. Both are the best dad's I have ever known. 

“Here is my dad and my hubby prepping my Lil girl for her horse show. Both are the best dads I’ve ever known.”

Awe!! How adorable is that?

Jen Fleischhacker sent us this one:

This is my husband and our first child , he has shown her to be compassionate and to work for what you believe in !! She was almost 3 in this picture and the gelding I. This picture was a 2 yr old . Keith Fleischhacker is his name .

“This is my husband Keith Fleischhacker and our first child , he has shown her to be compassionate and to work for what you believe in!! She was almost 3 in this picture and the gelding in this picture was a 2-year-old.”

Melanie Copeland sent us this beautiful submission:

Just want to say what a great dad my husband (Craig Copeland) is to our 3 munchkins and part of that is always teaching them right from wrong, the way real cowboys behave and instilling in them a great sense of respect and love for the western lifestyle that we lead.  Thanks for the opportunity to enter this contest!

“Just want to say what a great dad my husband (Craig Copeland) is to our 3 munchkins. Part of that is always teaching them right from wrong, the way real cowboys behave and instilling in them a great sense of respect and love for the western lifestyle that we lead.”

This touching tribute comes from Sharon Gates:

Here is my photo for the contest. You did not say if the fathers must be living and of course, Dad is not but I love this photo and all that it says. (Check out the details…)  His name is Harold Irving Gates but everyone called him Slim. He was a calf roper and trick roper and later ranched with my mother in the Coteau Hills of Sask. Like most of us whose parents have passed, I wish I had listened more to his stories and asked more questions…

“Here is my photo for the contest. You did not say if the fathers must be living and of course, Dad is not. But I love this photo and all that it says. His name is Harold Irving Gates but everyone called him Slim. He was a calf roper and trick roper and later ranched with my mother in the Coteau Hills of Saskatchewan. Like most of us whose parents have passed, I wish I had listened more to his stories and asked more questions…”

Kelly Bell sent in this great shot of a father / son High Five:

"I love this photo captured at the Reining Alberta Spring Classic this past weekend. Our son, Blade (5), had just completed his very first short stirrup class and Daddy (Lachlan) gave him a big High 5 for a job well done."

“I love this photo captured at the Reining Alberta Spring Classic this past weekend. Our son, Blade (5), had just completed his very first short stirrup class and Daddy (Lachlan) gave him a big High 5 for a job well done.”

Kristen emailed us this excellent picture of her husband multi-tasking:

This is my husband Boyd Stuart with our two year old daughter at a branding this spring. He loves sharing the western lifestyle with our kids.

“This is my husband Boyd Stuart with our two year old daughter at a branding this spring. He loves sharing the western lifestyle with our kids.”

Brad Dickson sent in a perfect note:

My Dad taught me everything I know about horses

“My Dad taught me everything I know about horses.”

All the way from Hanley, SK, here is a beautiful letter from Teri Clearwater:

"This is a picture of my husband Dale Clearwater, whom I think is the best dad ever! (Maybe I am bias!) Most mornings Dale gets up and goes out to work before the boys wake up, but he is always sure to come in before Caleb gets on the school bus to do morning devotionals with the boys. This one particular morning was beautiful outside so they decided to do their devotionals on the front sidewalk. I think this picture says so many things, but most importantly I love the fact that Dale places his family as priority number 1."

“This is a picture of my husband Dale Clearwater, whom I think is the best dad ever! (Maybe I am bias!) Most mornings Dale gets up and goes out to work before the boys wake up, but he is always sure to come in before Caleb gets on the school bus to do morning devotionals with the boys. This one particular morning was beautiful outside so they decided to do their devotionals on the front sidewalk. I think this picture says so many things, but most importantly I love the fact that Dale places his family as priority number 1.”

This great shot comes from Karly Robeson:

My husband Darren and his youngest son, Elias with my horse "Elijah"

“My husband Darren and his youngest son, Elias with my horse Elijah.”

This one comes to us from Kristin York:

Here is a pic of my dad, riding his favorite horse Tanner... Tanner has passed on to greener pastures, but a nice bit like this might inspire my dad to look for his next riding partner!

“Here is a pic of my dad, riding his favorite horse Tanner… Tanner has passed on to greener pastures, but a nice bit like this might inspire my dad to look for his next riding partner!”

And this picture from Farrah McArthur is darling:

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“No matter how much work he has to do or how many horses he still has left to ride Cody always finds time for his children.”

This next one is an adorable pic from Amber Lobert:

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Erin Durrell emailed this wonderful vintage shot:

This is my dad Brian Durrell and I (about a yr old) on his home raised mare Baby Horse. She was from some very old QH lines and her registered name was April Lauder. Baby Horse became my first horse And I gymkhana, chased cows and junior rodeo'd on her until she was retired to raise babies. We are still riding her sons and granddaughters on the ranch and in the rodeo arena. Dad is honestly the hardest working man I know and everything he has done is for his children. (Myself, sister Keely and brother Iaian) We are a multi generational ranch family in BC and own the Wineglass Ranch in Riske Creek BC.

“This is my dad Brian Durrell and I (about a year old) on his home raised mare Baby Horse. She was from some very old QH lines and her registered name was April Lauder. Baby Horse became my first horse and I used her to gymkhana, chased cows and junior rodeo’d on her until she was retired to raise babies. We are still riding her sons and granddaughters on the ranch and in the rodeo arena. Dad is honestly the hardest working man I know and everything he has done is for his children. (Myself, sister Keely and brother Iaian) We are a multi generational ranch family in BC and own the Wineglass Ranch in Riske Creek BC.”

Gail Johnson submitted this one with love:

“Grampa Al with grandson Maddox getting to know “Poke.” Poke has since gone on to greener pastures, but while he was with us, Maddox considered Poke his horse. Grampa Al had a special relationship with Poke and passed that on to his Grandson Maddox.”

From Cranbrook, BC, Jenna Beckley sent us this one:

Because he's the centre of our whole world. Tyler is the kindest, most involved, loving father.

Because he’s the centre of our whole world. Tyler is the kindest, most involved, loving father.

Pauline Watson told us the story of her father:

Here a picture of Nick Friesen, my Dad, and I when we lived at the Matador pasture near Beechy, Sk. He was a great horseman and one of the last of the traveling horseman. He was also a wonderful artist and gentle of spirit. I miss him and all the stories he used to tell, 99% of which were about horses and his experiences with them.

Here a picture of Nick Friesen, my Dad, and I when we lived at the Matador pasture near Beechy, Sk. He was a great horseman and one of the last of the traveling horseman. He was also a wonderful artist and gentle of spirit. I miss him and all the stories he used to tell, 99% of which were about horses and his experiences with them.

Thank-you to all who entered! And a big thank-you to all the great Dads out there! Hope you have a wonderful day.

The winner of the Jeremiah Watt bit (compliments of our friends at K&K Livestock), and valued at $120 is Erin Durrell. Erin please email us at editorial@westernhorsereview.com to arrange to claim your prize!

Have a great day everybody <smile>

Comments

  1. jessica van hierden says

    hay I just love these picts of dads! especially the ones with kids! the pict of the dad having devotions with the kids is totally priceless!

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