“What sets this event apart from other rodeos is both the focus on kids and the quality of the performers,”
Festivities get under way on Friday evening with a country hoedown dinner and dance in downtown Thornbury. Don your Western garb and try your hand at line dancing as you mingle with the rodeo cowboys and cowgirls themselves.
Rodeo gates open at noon p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. on Sunday. Highlights include:
· RCMP Muscial Ride – 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sunday – A colourful Canadian tradition featuring 32 riders and horses performing cavalry drills choreographed to music. The stabling area will also be open so members of the public can mingle with the stunning thoroughbred horses and talented riders in person.
· Professional Rodeo – 4 p.m. on Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday – A true spectator sport featuring cowboys and cowgirls from Brazil, Mexico, the U.S. and Canada who will be vying for coveted world championship points as well as tens of thousands in prize money. Rodeo events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, the Canadian cowgirls and more.
· Kid’s Hour in the Rodeo Ring – 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday –A chance for the ‘young-uns’
· Canadian Armed Forces Display – Members of the Land Force Central Area Training Centre in nearby Meaford will provide thrilling land vehicle rides and a chance to try the zip line, as well as the opportunity to see military armory firsthand.
· Live Entertainment – Evening performances by the Rockefellers (Saturday) and Georgian Bay’s Southern Comfort (Sunday).
· Licensed Concession Area – Available throughout the weekend and featuring local cuisine.
A portion of the proceeds from Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend will be used to support Camp Maple Leaf (www.campmapleleaf.net)
Advance tickets are available until August 24 at 5 p.m. and can be purchased on-line at www.cedarrun.ca, by calling 519-599-3196 or at the following ticket outlets: Lush Realty in Collingwood;
ABOUT CEDAR RUN
Cedar Run Horse Park is a world-class multi-disciplinary equestrian facility catering to the needs and interests of a broad base of key stakeholders, from equestrian enthusiasts to the general public. Additional upcoming events at Cedar Run include the Cedar Run Schooling Show VI on August 29 and the Ontario Horse Trials II scheduled for September 1. To learn more about Cedar Run Horse Park, visit www.cedarrun.ca or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
Mark Wessel, Bullpen PR, 705-445-2733, firstname.lastname@example.org