OTTAWA, May 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki visited the Musical Ride stables to perform the annual inspection of the RCMP's newest troop of 32 horses and riders on the world-renowned Musical Ride.
This annual event officially kicks off the Musical Ride tour, which will visit communities in both Ontario and British Columbia. In addition, this year's tour will include Topsfield, Massachusetts, as its last stop to mark the 200th anniversary of the oldest agricultural fair in North America.
Following the inspection, the Commissioner and visitors at the Musical Ride stables were treated to the first official performance of the season, seeing first-hand that the Musical Ride is ready to represent the RCMP and Canada on their annual tour.
The Musical Ride provides the public with an opportunity to experience the rich heritage and traditions of the RCMP, as well as help raise funds for local charities and community initiatives across Canada.
For those looking for a great Canadian experience this summer, there is nothing more Canadian than the RCMP's Musical Ride. Anyone interested in seeing a performance this summer can visit our website to see the tour schedule at http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/even/en/t/2/e.
- The first recorded public display of the Musical Ride was in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1901.
- The Musical Ride is composed of a troop of 32 riders and horses, plus the officer in charge. It consists of the execution of a variety of intricate figures and cavalry drill choreographed to music.
- The Musical Ride travels to every province on a rotational basis every four years to ensure that Canadians across the country are given an opportunity to see them perform.
- The Musical Ride is featured at the annual RCMP Sunset Ceremonies in Ottawa, scheduled for June 27 – 30.
"It was a great honour to participate in this annual tradition and I truly enjoyed meeting each musical ride member. I know they'll represent the RCMP with pride and that both Canadians and visitors will love the show. I wish them a safe and successful tour."
— Commissioner Brenda Lucki, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: For media enquiries, please contact: RCMP Media Relations, (613) 843-5999, RCMP.HQMediaRelations-DGRelationsmedias.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca