Horses to Horsepower Show
Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Thank you everybody for making Tucson’s 1st Annual Horses to Horsepower Show on Saturday, February 1st a huge success!
On February 1st, 2014, the Museum of the Horse Soldier partnered with Baker’s Auto Machine Shop to offer the Tucson community an event dedicated to the celebration of horsepower. The community proved to be receptive to the event by providing an outpour of support. From 10am to 2pm, over 500 people attended this seminal event…in spite of the rain and cold. Over 50 examples of horsepower, from horses and wagons to cars and trucks of all types, were on display for the public to enjoy.
We had 3 People’s Choice awards and the winners received custom, one of a kind, trophies made by Baker’s Auto Machine.
This year’s award winners were:
• Favorite Vehicle – 1916 Ford Model T Roadster (Joe and Kelly Findysz)
• Most Unique Vehicle – Crime Scene Unit Van (Sahuarita Police Department)
• Favorite Display of Horsepower – Tennessee Walker Horse (The Territory Of Arizona Buffalo Soldiers)
We gave away nine raffle packages with fabulous prizes donated by local businesses as well as 3 free kid’s raffles. We were pleased to showcase the fiddle playing of Will MacDonald, a local 6th grader, who is working with the museum to compete in this year’s National History Day competition.
The food, music, displays, and participants, made the show a spectacular event for all who attended.
Since opening in January 2013, community support has sustained the Museum of the Horse Soldier and its mission. The generosity of our community has allowed the museum to offer affordable admission and to continue serving visitors and schoolchildren through educational programs, exhibitions, and events.
We thank you for your part in the event; we couldn’t have done it without you! Together we can ensure that this event will grow, while educating and entertaining people with the History of Horsepower.
We are already looking forward to next year!
Thank you to our 2014 Donors: