RCMP Musical Ride in Fort Walsh Today

Written by Shanna Empey on Tuesday, 21 July 2015

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For the first time since 2005, the RCMP Musical Ride is coming back to Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan.

The RCMP Musical Ride is a world renowned performance of cavalry drills choreographed to music, and in a unique way, represent and promote the RCMP’s image.

“One of the really interesting things about the Musical Ride coming back is not only is the Fort Walsh the birth place of the RCMP, so it is literally the first fort and base of RCMP in Canada, it’s also the place where the Musical Ride horses originated from,” said Executive Director of the Cypress Hills Destination Area, Gail Kesslar. “This was the first place they were bred and every horse that is in the ride today, can trace it’s lineage back to the Cypress Hills.”

The Musical Ride tours throughout Canada and around the globe, performing at about fifty locations between the months of May and October. In keeping with tradition, the performance consists of a full troop of thirty-two riders and horses, plus the member in charge.

“Everyone who purchases a Musical Ride ticket in advance, and all tickets must be purchased in advance, will be able to tour the Fort as well. There will be food vendors down in the park area as well, so if people want to come and spend the whole day they won’t starve to death,” added Kesslar. “We’re excited for our pre-show. It’s going to include a First Nations drumming and dancing experience, and it’s also going to include a drum and pipe band and a black powder demonstration where they will shoot off the canon.”

Tickets are $12 and are available at Swift Current Pharmasave, the Town of Maple Creek Visitor Center, the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, at Fort Walsh, or online at cypresshills.ca.

Gates open at 2pm. The pre-show begins at 5:30pm with the big performance scheduled for 6:30pm tonight.

via Local News http://ift.tt/1Kj354N

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