The Musical Ride
A symbol of tradition, honour, and pride, the Musical Ride is a Canadian icon recognized at home and abroad. The Musical Ride supports front-line police operations by building positive relationships, supporting recruiting efforts and promoting the RCMP's image in communities in Canada and around the world.
The troop of up to 32 riders, who are all police officers, and their horses perform intricate formations and drills set to music, lasting about 30 minutes. These movements demand the utmost control, timing, and coordination.
Find out where the Musical Ride is performing during its current tour.
Find information on our annual contest that gives our foals their names.
Discover the history of our renowned horse breeding program and find out how our foals become Musical Ride horses.
Take a tour of the Musical Ride Visitor Centre and stables.
Learn what you need to do to bring the Musical Ride to your town or event.
Learn about this annual event at the Musical Ride Centre in Ottawa where we give thanks to the community.
Get information on this annual event where we open our doors to the community in support of a good cause.
Meet the members of the Musical Ride and their horses.
Watch videos that take you behind the scenes of the Musical Ride and see photos of some of the different formations.
Find the seminar dates, discover what you'll learn, and find out if you qualify.
Learn about the annual Commissioner's inspection, which marks the official start of the Musical Ride tour each year.
Discover the origins of the Musical Ride and learn about key dates and events in its history.
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