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hanging Reins : The Calgary Stampede was a two part documentary commissioned for broadcast by the Horse and Country channel. Principle shooting had been completed by another production company and Break Free Productions were brought on board to edit and post produce the final programmes.

The documentaries followed the exploits of the Bowman family, experts in the sport of Horse Driving Trials, as they travelled to Canada to take part in Chuckwagon racing at the Calgary Stampede. They were mentored by the Sutherland family, a dynasty of Chuckwagon racers, who put the Bowmans through their paces. The final section of the documentary saw the Bowmans return the favour as they took the Sutherlands in a coach and four along the route of Hadrian’s Wall from Newcastle to Carlisle.