The Manitoba Professional Chuckwagon & Chariot Association (MPCCA) brings us the “Pony” Chuckwagon and Chariot racing each year at the Stampede. The MPCCA has been around since the early 60’s, and has evolved from racing 48″ ponies, to racing throughbred cross horses with a maximum height of 58-1/2 inches. MPCCA offers crowds thrilling entertainment with a combined show of Chuckwagon and Chariot racing daily. Please visit www.manitobachuckwagon.com for more info on the MPCCA, such as driver profiles, results, and show dates.
“Pony” Chuckwagon Racing
Teams of 4 horses hooked to a modified version of a traditional chuckwagon navigate a figure 8 barrel pattern and race around the half mile track. Wagons are grouped in heats of 4 to see who will come out on top as the fastest chuckwagon. Chuckwagon Racing has been labelled as the “Half Mile of Hell”, and if you ask any driver, they will likely agree with you. Penalties are assessed if a wagon knocks over, or misses a barrel.
“Pony” Chariot Racing
Teams of 2 horses hooked to a “roman style” chariot navigate a figure 8 barrel pattern and race around the half mile track at break neck speeds! Penalties are assessed for knocking over, or missing a barrel. A never ending thrill ride, and very exciting to watch.