Chuckwagons, RCMP musical ride set to return to Yorkton

Yorkton, Sask. –

Ten years after pulling back the reigns on chuckwagon races in Yorkton, they are back.

Early in June, 36 drivers will compete for the top spot in the CPCA Yorkton Classic. It will run June 3rd to 5th at the Legacy Co-op Grandstands.

Alongside the chuckwagons, another world-renowned event will also make its way back to the city.

The RCMP Musical Ride is back on June 4th and 5th to round out a busy weekend for the Yorkton Exhibition Association (YEA).

The CPCA Yorkton Classic got a boost during Friday’s announcement as well, with Yorkton Tribal Council giving the Association a $20,000 check for the event.

Lori Walsh, President of the YEA said it’s been a long time coming.

“We have two exciting shows we’re bringing back to Yorkton for the first time in quite some time,” she said. “There’s been a lot of (work) behind the scenes.”

BJ Carey, representing the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association, said it’s been a long ten-year wait to get back to the grounds in Yorkton, adding he hopes to see a full crowd.

The RCMP Musical Ride has been running since 1876, which showcases a troop of 32 Mounties on horseback, performing an intricate show choreographed to music.

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