Stampeders’ supporter Ted Hall of Langley, B.C., has ridden his
24-year-old mare, Alley, through a crowd of chanting fans and camera
flashes and into a hotel in downtown Vancouver.
In the lobby, he saluted the crowd and rode Alley to the
reception desk, where the munched on carrots and Granny Smith
Hall says his Alley will march in her fourth Grey Cup parade on
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi says the horse tradition began at the
Royal York Hotel in Toronto in 1948 and involved a man who would
become mayor of the Alberta city two years later.
He says that when the Stampeders took on the Toronto Argonauts
two years ago, the same hotel wasn’t thrilled about the idea but
Courtesy of The Canadian Press