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Mule days are an integral part of spring activities in Columbia, TN. Mule Day, now expanded to “days,” began in Columbia in the early 1800s as breeders Day, when county farmers brought their livestock to Columbia to sell in the spring months. This year’s celebration ran from March 31 to April 6 with every day packed with all kinds of mule-oriented activities. 2014 Mule Day Queen was Brittney Danielle Redden.
There was a wagon train, log loading and old fashioned log pulling competition, a mini mania show, jackpot mule races, a gaited mule show, pony mule and regular mule pulling, a stick mule rodeo, two riding mule shows – everything a mule can do. Plus, there was live music daily – plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’; a Hee Haw chili supper; arts and crafts; square dancing and clogging; an auctioneer contest; and more. If you don’t believe me, you should’a been at the Liars’ Contest on Friday night.
Following are some pictorial highlights of Mule Days contributed by photographers Ross Jaynes and Bill Johnson of Horse Pix Photography. We thank you mighty kindly!
For photos of the Mule Day parade, please visit Ross Jaynes photography at: http://rossjaynes.com/
You can even watch a video of the Mule day parade on Jaynes’ website.
Bill Johnson, Equine Photographer from Columbia, TN, was the official photographer of Mule Days activities. Find some fine photos on his website at: http://www.horsepixphotography.com/He’s got photos from the Queen Pageant, the Wagon Train, loading and pulling logs, mini mania, jackpot mule racing, gaited mules, the Mule Day Parade Grand Marshal Dr. Joseph DiPietro, and mule pulling. From the home page, link to “Mule Day 2012” and that will link you to the page where you can view Mule Day 2014 photos.
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