MONTREAL – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride is headed to Quebec.
From mid-May to the end of June and then at the end of September for a final visit, the RCMP Musical Ride will perform its famous show in 14 Quebec municipalities to raise money for local charities.
Created in 1876 by the North-West Mounted Police to show off their riding ability and entertain the local community, it has become a uniquely Canadian performance enjoyed by tens of thousands every year.
All riders are police officers who have completed at least two years of service as investigators and most have no prior riding experience. Eight of the thirty-two riders are from Quebec.
“The Québec public will be dazzled by our members in scarlet tunic and their beautiful horses performing their drills with absolute perfection,” the RCMP noted in a statement.
“The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful tradition and ceremony not to be missed.”
Visitors will also have the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the riders.
To find out more about the 2014 RCMP Musical Ride Tour Schedule, click here.
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