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The RCMP Musical Ride is a hit with both young and old alike and will be appearing on Prince Edward Island later this month with shows in Alberton, O’Leary and Montague.
One of Canada’s most recognized icons, the RCMP Musical Ride will be arriving on Prince Edward Island later this month.
The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding ability and entertain the community.
It has evolved over the decades into a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands of spectators every year.
The Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition of a troop of 32 horses and riders who perform a variety of cavalry drills which are choreographed to music.
Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada.
Performances will be held May 23 in Alberton, May 24 in Montague, and May 25 in O’Leary.
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.