Walt Disney Studios Canada is pleased to announce that Silver, the star horse from Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Film’s “The Lone Ranger,” will attend this year’s Calgary Stampede. Joined by famed horse trainer, Bobby Lovgren, Silver will take part in the Stampede Parade and make an appearance at the Agricultural Building on July 5th. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger” opens across Canada on July 3, 2013.

A ten-year-old Thoroughbred-quarter horse mix from Canyon County, California, who is incredibly named Silver off screen as well, Silver makes his debut in a lead role as The Lone Ranger’s “spirit horse.” Ridden by Armie Hammer (The Lone Ranger, John Reid), Silver also shares several scenes and quite a bit of interaction with Johnny Depp, who stars as Tonto. Bobby Lovgren, one of the world’s foremost movie horse trainers, is perhaps best known as the head trainer on Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse” and has also worked on “Seabiscuit” and “The Mask of Zorro.” He and Silver worked together years earlier before reuniting for “The Lone Ranger.”

“We are so proud to be working with the Calgary Stampede and beyond delighted to have our star, Silver, joining in this year’s festivities. The resolve and determination of the people of Calgary have been heroic and inspiring and we couldn’t be more honoured to be joining all our friends at the Stampede as they prove once again why this is the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” said Greg Mason, VP, marketing, Walt Disney Studios Canada.

Following the Stampede parade, Silver will make an appearance at the Agricultural Building from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for photos and a meet and greet.

Media are invited to contact the Calgary Stampede with any interview or photo requests for Silver and Bobby Lovgren.

About the Movie

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.

A Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films presentation, “The Lone Ranger” is directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Gore Verbinski, with screen story by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio and Justin Haythe and screenplay by Justin Haythe and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. “The Lone Ranger” releases in Canadian theatres on July 3, 2013.

About the Calgary Stampede

As we enter our second century, the Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.