Box 1374, COCHRANE, AB T4C 1B3, CA

(403) 660-7901

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2 Performances on July 18, 2019

1:30 pm & 7 pm at the Cochrane Ag Grounds


About Us

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Our Team

Members of the Cochrane Posse Society are all local volunteers.  Our aim is to raise funds to donate back to various Non Profit Groups in Cochrane including Cochrane & Area Victim Services, Cochrane Search & Rescue, The Cochrane Roping Club and the Lindsay Leigh Kimmett Memorial Foundation.

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The "Ride"

  

The Musical Ride sees RCMP Officers and their horses perform choreographed drills that demand the utmost control, timing and coordination - all the while helping to raise money for local charities and non-profit organizations.

The popular equestrian show with riders and their horses will perform two shows at Cochrane Ag Grounds on July 18th.

The Musical Ride has played an important role in the heritage and tradition of Canada' federal police force since 1873 as riders take on the role of ambassadors promoting the goodwill of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) throughout the country and all over the world.  

First beginning as the North-West Mounted Police, this group relied on skilled riders to carry out police duties in the sparsely populated Prairies.  To break the monotony of endless riding drills, members would compete against themselves and each other by performing tricks on horseback.

These exercises were put on display to the public in 1876 at Fort McLeod, Alberta and is believed to be the first public performance of what would evolve into the RCMP Musical Ride.

For more information on history, visit the History of the RCMP Musical Ride

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THE HORSES

 

The RCMP breeds Hannoverian horses at the Remount Detachment near Pakenham, Ontario. Each horse is 16 to 17 hands high, weighs between 523 kg (1150 lbs.) to 635 kg (1400 lbs.).  Young horses, called remounts, begin their training at three years of age. When they turn six, they start Musical Ride training and begin touring with the Musical Ride.

The horses’ saddle blankets, known as shabracks, bear the fused letters MP (the RCMP’s registered brand) in the Force’s regimental colours of royal blue and yellow.

The maple leaf pattern adorning the horses’ rumps is created by using a metal stencil and brushing across the lie of the hair with a damp brush.

Ticket Prices

TICKETS AVAILABLE IN cOCHRANE AT aERON e. kING gOLDSMITHS (rUSTIC mARKET SQUARE) tONY'S wESTERN wEAR (mAIN sT) pET lIFE (RAILWAY aVE) tHE FEED STORE (HWY 567 JUST EAST OF HWY 22) AND gLOBAL pETS (MAIN ST.) Cochrane locations ARE cash only. No refunds or exchanges. Performances proceed rain or shine. No pets permitted on site EXCEPT FOR SERVICE DOGS WITH PROPER IDENTIFICATION. Tickets available at THE ABOVE locations or contact 403-660-7901 for more info and etransfers. FREE PARKING FOR ALL OUR GUESTS. AMPLE HANDICAP PARKING. FOOD SERVICES ON SITE. NO ALCOHOL PERMITTED ON SITE. THIS IS A FAMILY EVENT THEREFORE THERE WILL BE DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS FOR CIGARETTES ONLY.

ADOPT A HORSE PROGRAM

  

The World Famous MUSICAL RIDE of the ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE will be performing in Cochrane on July 18th 2019. The horses, members and support staff will arrive on July 16th and and depart on July 19th. The horses will be stabled at the Cochrane & District Ag Society Barns for this time frame. In order to offset costs associated with hosting the Musical Ride, we are once again  initiating the ADOPT A HORSE program.

Cost of this will be $500.00 per horse. For this donation, you will have a sign mounted above your horses stall indicating your name, the horses name and that you have adopted this horse for its performances in Cochrane, 4 reserved VIP seat tickets to the evening show, VIP parking and entry to the VIP Reception. The Reception is held in the barn adjacent to the stalls.  This is a meet and greet just prior to the evering performance.  Refreshments and snacks will be served.  You will also receive media coverage concerning your adoption. At the conclusion of the performances, you will get the sign as souvenir.

What a great way to be involved in Cochrane’s Community Event of the Year hosted by The Cochrane Posse. Remember, there are a limited number of opportunities available. Further information can be obtained by contacting the Cochrane Posse at 660-7901 or email cochraneposse@shaw.ca

COMMUNITY PARTNERS (Sponsors)

As our budget for these events is approximately $50,000, Community Partners are a treasured commodity. What we need assistance with:

Partners (sponsors) are required for the following:

Feed & Lodging for the horses

Bleachers (20 bleachers in total)

Bottled Water (members and public)

People movers

Parking

Handicap Bleachers

Pre Show Entertainment

Security

Food Services

Sanitation

Others items will be added to the list as they arise.


SHOULD YOUR COMPANY OR FAMILY WISH TO SPONSOR ANY OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US.


In return you or your Company will receive advertising in various medias for the next several months plus various other perks depending on the size of partnership.


CORPORATE PROMOTION PACKAGES

  

Community Partners (sponsors)


Friends of the Ride

A contribution of $300.00 will receive

Your name/logo on our website

Your name/logo on our Facebook page

Your name logo on sponsor boards at the event

2 reserved seating tickets for afternoon performance


Silver

A contribution of $750.00 will receive

Your name/logo on all local paper advertisements

Your name/logo on our website

Your name/logo on our Facebook page

Your name logo on sponsor boards at the event

Your banner hung at highly visible area at the event

8 reserved seating tickets for afternoon performance


Gold

A contribution of $1,250.00 will receive

6 reserved seating tickets for the evening performance

2 VIP Invite tickets to the pre show meet and greet reception

VIP Parking for your invited guests

Your name/logo on all local paper advertisements

Your name/logo on our website

Your name/logo on our Facebook page

Your name logo on sponsor boards at the event

Your banner hung at highly visible area at the event


Platinum

A contribution of $2,500.00 will receive

10 reserved seating tickets for the evening performance

4 VIP Invite tickets to the pre show meet and greet reception

VIP Parking for your invited guests

Your name/logo on all local paper advertisements

Your name/logo on our website

Your name/logo on our Facebook page

Your name logo on sponsor boards at the event

Your banner hung at highly visible area at the event

Permitted to set up tent/display, promotional information at event


Supporting Partner

A contribution of $7,500.00 will receive

Afternoon Performance of the Musical Ride will be named for you. i.e.

“This performance of the RCMP Musical Ride is brought to you by “ your name, company” name and brief bio

Banners and signage on site.

25 reserved seating tickets for afternoon performance

6 reserved seating tickets for evening performance

6 VIP Invite tickets to the pre show meet and greet reception

VIP Parking for your invited guests

Your name on all On Air exposure

Post event media coverage

Your name/logo on all local paper advertisements

Your name/logo on our website

Your name/logo on our Facebook page

Your name logo on sponsor boards at the event

Your banner hung at highly visible area at the event

Permitted to set up tent/display, promotional information at event


Title Partner

A contribution of $10,000.00 will receive

Evening Performance of the Musical Ride will be named for you. i.e.

“This performance of the RCMP Musical Ride is brought to you by “ your name, company” name and brief bio

Banners and signage on site.

50 reserved seating tickets for evening performance

10 VIP Invite tickets to the meet & greet reception held prior to the evening performance

VIP Parking for your invited guests

Your name on all On Air exposure

Post event media coverage

Your name/logo on all local paper advertisements

Your name/logo on our website

Your name/logo on our Facebook page

Your name logo on sponsor boards at the event

Your banner hung at highly visible area at the event

Permitted to set up tent/display, promotional information at event


 

Active Gold Sponsors

Heartland Group

Active Silver Sponsors

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Global Pet Foods

Logo Coming Soon

Active Friends of the ride

Guy's Stucco Repairs

Logo Coming Soon!

Cochrane Animal Clinic

Logo Coming Soon!

Active Sponsors in kind

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