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 ticket information call Alyssa Turgeon at 705-726-1200. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to The Essa & District Agricultural Society.
For further information contact:
Essa & District Agricultural Society
The Essa Agriplex,
7505 Tenth Line, Thornton Ontario, L0L 2N0
Photo credit: John McQuarrie