Cutter parade back in town next month

The Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club parade will make its way to town this year Feb. 7 at 1 p.m.

Jasmine O’Halloran–Han

Black Press

The Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club parade will make its way to town this year Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. The cutter parade will be filled with sleigh-drawn horses, which provides a great opportunity for sleigh drivers to rally together and show the public what they are all about.

In this year’s parade, drivers will lead their horses in display on Rimbey’s Agricultural Society grounds out-door track. A silent auction and concession will be held indoors as well.

Club members and other local drivers are welcome to participate in the parade and are asked to arrive with all their equipment and be registered no later than noon, as registration time will be held between 10 a.m. and noon on the grounds.

This year is the 23rd annual cutter parade, and the town’s citizens have waited two years to see this annual parade again, as the last successful parade they saw was in 2013. Last year’s parade had to be cancelled due to cold weather, deep snow and fewer club volunteers.

“It’s fun to participate or watch as it’s a celebration of a longstanding tradition and a way to enjoy winter,” said club director Sandy Bell. “It’s an acknowledgement and an appreciation of dedicated drivers and their talented driving horses.”

There aren’t any new rules this year but Bell said there is a focus on safety, as there is a limited amount of space available.

“There are no saddle horses, except for the parade out-riders who will help maintain a safe environment,” Bell said.

For more information please visit the Rimbey Sleigh, Wagon and Saddle Club Facebook page for current information.