Tamara Egan riding her horse, Quill, through the Fernie Starbucks drive thru. Courtesy of Tanis Barkman.

‘I’ll have a grande latte and a venti bale for the horse’

Starbucks staff got quite the surprise when a horse and rider trotted up to the drive thru window

Starbucks staff in Fernie, B.C. got quite the surprise when a horse and rider trotted up to the drive thru window.

On May 26, Tamara Egan, Tanis Barkman and Nathalie Hickerson rode their horses into downtown Fernie, and stopped by some popular spots.

One of their stops was Starbucks, where Egan rode her horse Quill through the drive thru. Staff were surprised but excited to serve her. Egan recalls them saying they were the first horseback-riding customers at their store.

Starbucks staff apologized that they only had dog treats, and Egan suggested they stock up on horse treats for their next trip into town.

Before stopping at Starbucks, the horseback riding trio “pulled a mainer”, riding down main street (2nd Avenue) and saying hello to everyone enjoying lunch on restaurant patios.

Asked if they’ve ever had problems riding their horses in town, Egan said that according to City bylaws, as long as they abide by the rules of the road and clean up after their horses, city riding is acceptable.

 

Courtesy of Tanis Barkman.

Tamara Egan and Tanis Barkman behind The Royal Hotel, Fernie. Submitted

Just Posted

Castlegar Mayor, area residents react to referendum defeat

Chernoff says proponents did “all they could” to push for project’s approval

Area I rejects recreation complex expansion proposal: referendum defeated

Enhancement plan wins overall vote, but was lost in one polling station

Moms of those killed by illicit opioids take to B.C. Legislature in call for action

Moms Stop the Harm, a nationwide network of families who have lost loved ones to overdoses rally

UPDATE: Guitars stolen in Nelson returned to band

Michael Rault’s band had three guitars taken after playing a show Thursday

Airbnb should not accept dwellings without business licenses, city says

Nelson wants province to negotiate with the company

VIDEO: Trafalgar students shave their heads for cancer charity

Molly Thomson and Solana Lam raised approximately $1,000

Man shot dead in Surrey ID’d as hockey coach and father of two

Paul Bennett was ‘a champion for the sport,’ team manager says

Canadian Syrian children’s choir not to attend festival over fears about U.S. travel

Many kids are recent immigrants from countries covered by Trump travel ban

B.C. teacher ends Jeopardy! winning streak, taking home US$69,000

Ali Hasan, from New Westminster, has been gaining fans as a “one-man invasion,” says Alex Trebek

Jett Woo highlights 5 Canucks choices on Day 2 of NHL entry draft

WHL star out of Moose Jaw tabbed in Round 2

In a matter of hours, women in Saudi Arabia will be allowed to drive

Change was announced as a royal decree in 2017 by Crown Prince Mohammen bin Salman

Feds announce measures to protect endangered whale species

Canada’s Whale Initiative is part of the federal government’s $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan

COC session vote approves Calgary as potential host for 2026 Olympics

Scott Hutcheson, chair of Calgary’s Olympic bid corporation — called vote a positive step forward

Most Read