Beaver Valley Outreach and Cedar Run Horse Park are thrilled to be bringing one of Canada’s most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride to The Blue Mountains as part of the Cedar Run Rodeo Weekend August 24-26, 2012.

Mayor Ellen Anderson said, “This is a wonderful event for our community, both for residents to come out and experience the event, and also to attract visitors from outside the area to stimulate our local economy. We are absolutely thrilled that Beaver Valley Outreach and Cedar Run were successful in bringing this event to our community!”

The RCMP Musical Ride will perform on both Saturday August 25 and Sunday August 26 as part of the Rodeo Weekend festivities.  The stabling area at Cedar Run will be open to the public free of charge both days for those who want an opportunity to meet the riders and the horses.

In addition to the RCMP Musical Ride, spectators can look forward to an international rodeo competition presented by Rawhide Rodeo Company with professional riders from Canada, the U.S., Mexico and Brazil, including top hands competing for $20,000 in prize money and coveted world championship points.

The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada.

The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the local community. It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.

Members of the Musical Ride are first and foremost police officers. They all have at least two years’ experience in active police work before volunteering for duty with the Musical Ride. Surprisingly, most have no prior riding experience.

For almost 30 years, Beaver Valley Outreach has been “Making good things happen in our community.” As a charitable organization focusing on the The Blue Mountains, BVO relies on fundraising and donations to continue operating its many programs and services.

Tickets will be available starting in April through Cedar Run, Beaver Valley Outreach and various retail locations in The Blue Mountains. Proceeds from tickets sales will go to support Beaver Valley Outreach community programs and services as well as Camp Maple Leaf, a year-round camp for children of military families.

For more information on this event, please contact Nicole Paara at Cedar Run: 519-599-3196 or Marlene West Yen at BVO: 519-599-5510