Wonderful Time in the Community on June 21st 2012.

We thank our sponsors of this event: Clinton News Record, My FM, Bluewater Office Equipment Ltd., Vandriel Excavating Inc., Huron Tractor Ltd., & P.A. Roy Insurance

Over 5000 people enjoyed the musical ride and many got to meet the horses and riders.

One of Canada’s most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride, performed in the arena complex at the Regional Equine & Agricultural Centre of Huron Inc. (REACH Huron) on June 21st, 2012.  This exciting community event was being presented in partnership by REACH Huron and Bayfield Agricultural Society.

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.


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