RCMP Musical Ride Centre At Rockcliffe

   
Category: Festivals & Events
Types: Fairs & Exhibits
Region: Ottawa Region
Address: Sandridge Rd, Ottawa
Phone: (613) 998-8199.
RCMP Musical Ride Centre At Rockcliffe

  Map - Driving Directions       Map - Find Nearby Businesses

Today, in keeping with tradition, the Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The Musical Ride consists of the execution of a variety of intricate figures and cavalry drill choreographed to music. Demanding utmost control, timing and coordination, these movements are formed by individual horses and riders, in two's, four's and eight's at the trot and at the canter. Months of training, practice and many kilometres/miles around the riding school make horse and rider one. The horses must not only appear in the Musical Ride, but on Parliament Hill, in parades, special events and have the ability to travel and adapt to different environments, not to mention, hours of petting and photo-taking that the horses must patiently endure. One of the more familiar Musical Ride formations is the "Dome," once featured on the back of the Canadian fifty-dollar bill. The highlight of the Musical Ride is, without a doubt, the CHARGE when lances, with their red and white pennons, are lowered and the riders and their mounts launch into the gallop. The conclusion of the performance is the March Past performed to the strains of the RCMP's Regimental March where the Musical Ride traditionally salutes the guest of honour. The RCMP Musical Ride travels extensively between May and October. However visitors to the stables are always welcome, as there is plenty to experience even when the Musical Ride is not at home.

Move your mouse cursor over each icon for more info!

 

Find It Fast!

Search by company name or leave it blank to use the category search, then click GO!

or

For more options click here.