Time to Round-Up Family and Friends: Action-Packed Rodeo Heads to Cedar Run Horse Park, August 24-26

Canada’s Iconic RCMP Musical Ride Highlights Family Focused Rodeo Event, Featuring Extreme Sport Competitions, Kid’s Zone, Armed Forces Display and more
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Aug. 21, 2012 - PRLog -- Town of the Blue Mountains, Ont. (August 21, 2012) – The summer months may be winding down but the action is jumping into full gear as Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend returns August 24-26, highlighted by three performances from the historic RCMP Musical Ride and produced by the award-winning Rawhide Rodeo Company.

“What sets this event apart from other rodeos is both the focus on kids and the quality of the performers,” says Event Host and Rodeo Announcer Joe Scully. “This is an action-packed weekend that combines an extreme sport with fun-filled activities for everyone to enjoy, including the opportunity to get up close and personal with the famed RCMP thoroughbred horses and riders, as well as the likes of Shawn Minor, the most award-winning cowboy in international professional rodeo.”

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’ to take the role of cowboy and cowgirl to heart. Activities include stick horse racing, roping a calf, riding a sheep or herding cows and pony rides. Also featured is an expanded Kid’s Zone play area with jumping castles, gyro balls, face painting and more.

·         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), a year-round camp for military families that enables children to reconnect with parents in a nurturing environment after a tour of duty.


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; Riverside Graphics in Clarksburg; Pharmasave in Thornbury; Beaver Valley Outreach Treasure Shop in Thornbury; Blackbird Pie Company in Heathcote; Ravenna General Store in Ravenna; Greenhawk in Markdale; and, Waggin’ Tail Café in Meaford. Advance ticket prices are: $17 for Adult one-day pass; $12 for Youth and Senior one-day pass; $28 for Adult two-day pass; $12 for Youth and Seniors. Children under 5 are free with the purchase of an Adult ticket.


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/pages/Cedar-Run-Horse-Park.

Media Contact:
Mark Wessel, Bullpen PR, 705-445-2733, mwessel@bullpenpr.com
Source:Cedar Run Horse Park
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Location:Ontario - Canada
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