Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop Supports the Tradition of Horse Drawn Floats in the Rose Bowl Parade

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop, the nation’s premier builder of authentic, horse-drawn vehicles, is proud to have built or restored three of the horse-drawn carriages represented in the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade. These horse-drawn wagons and coaches were either authentically replicated or restored by the craftsmen at Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop, located in Letcher, SD.

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Wells Fargo Stagecoach in Rose Bowl Parade

Wells Fargo Stagecoach in Rose Bowl Parade

We are committed to exceeding expectations, while delivering results that mirror the handcrafted quality of old world artisans. Authentic quality craftsmanship never goes out of style.

Letcher, SD (PRWEB) January 17, 2014

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop, the nation’s premier builder of authentic, horse-drawn vehicles, is proud to have built or restored three of the horse-drawn carriages represented in the 2014 Rose Bowl Parade. These horse-drawn wagons and coaches were either authentically replicated or restored by the craftsmen at Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop, located in Letcher, SD.

These horse-drawn vehicles featured in the 2014 Rose Bowl parade were a 1903 Studebaker Beer wagon owned by Budweiser and pulled by the famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses as well as two replica Concord stagecoaches owned by Wells Fargo, each pulled by four horse hitches.

A hitch of Clydesdales has pulled the City of St. Louis' float, co-sponsored by Budweiser, in the Tournament of Roses Parade from 1954 to 2011. In 2014 the Clydesdales returned to the Rose Parade, this time pulling the Budweiser Studebaker beer wagon. As a salute to the history of the Clydesdales in the Tournament of Roses Parade, the President of the Tournament of Roses rode on the Hansen-restored Budweiser beer wagon instead of the usual classic car.

The Wells Fargo float entry in the Tournament of Roses Parade included two stagecoaches which were replications of the original stagecoaches built by Carriage builder, J. Stephens Abbot and master wheelwright, Lewis Downing in the mid 1800’s. Wells Fargo has several stagecoaches built by Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop that they use for parades. These authentic, Wells Fargo approved reproduction coaches are pulled by a specially trained team of horses, guided by an experienced driver.

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop is known best for building authentic western style horse-drawn vehicles in the United States. Having restored or replicated historically significant horse-drawn vehicles such as the Budweiser 1903 Studebaker Beer Wagon, the Wells Fargo stagecoaches, Civil War Army Wagon replicas and other wagons of historical significance, for museums, collectors, theme parks, and tourism. Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop carries items related to wagons, stagecoaches and horse-drawn carriages.

The Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop carries over 1,300 unique products in their online store, including a complete selection of wagon parts and supplies, wood wagon and cannon wheels, hitch equipment and horse-drawn wagon plans and books.

"We are committed to exceeding expectations, while delivering results that mirror the handcrafted quality of old world artisans. Authentic quality craftsmanship never goes out of style. We are dedicated to that tradition of excellence and understand the enduring value of personal attention to detail,” said Doug Hansen, owner of Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop.

Hansen also offers an extensive selection of museum services for restoring and conserving wagons, stagecoaches and a wide variety of horse-drawn carriages.    

About Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop:
For thirty-five years, our experienced staff of dedicated craftsmen have fashioned a line of superior quality wagons, wheels, and equipment to suit a wide range of individual budgets and interests. We back our products with a commitment to customer service and satisfaction.

Our location on the plains of the Dakotas is just one of the many reasons we closely identify with the pioneering spirit and traditions of the West. We live our work, love what we do and take great pride in providing you with the most historically accurate horse-drawn vehicles anywhere this side of the 1800’s.

Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop
40979 245th Street
Letcher, SD 57359
Phone: (605) 996-8754


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