Hillsborough, N.B. teens head to prom old school style
High school students weren’t the only ones getting prettied up for prom night in Hillsborough New Brunswick on Monday — oxen Lloyd and Harry were getting dolled up too.
The team of two-year-old oxen are escorting 18-year-old Dustin Steeves and his date to the Caledonia Regional High School prom, hauling a cart old school style.
“My dad was thinking of some way to go to prom that was a unique way that no one had done before and he thought of that,” Dustin said.
“We’ve seen tractors and highway tractors and fancy cars and we though ‘let’s do something a little different,'” Dustin’s dad, Scott Steeves said.
The team of oxen are owned by Dustin’s uncle, Dereck Stevens from Hopewell Cape. The pair are one of the very few oxen teams left in the province, so the classic escort is sure to be a rare sight in the small town.
The animals are only two years old, so are still a little jumpy and immature — so they may be just like two nervous teens heading to prom as well.
“They are named after the characters from the movie Dumb and Dumber but they don’t know it,” Stevens said, joking that it’s ironic the oxen team are hauling one of the school’s top students to the prom.
“He’s a honour student, but he likes the outdoor stuff and he likes animals, so this kind of fits him” Scott said.
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