Sunday, October 19, 2008


Last month my husband and I visited the Vermont State Fair, where we saw the Royal Canadian Mounted Police perform their Musical Ride. My husband is French-Canadian a generation back, so I made sure to point out how incredibly handsome the gentlemen Mounties were. Naturally, I mentioned being mounted added to their appeal.

A few things we learned:
- The group who performed for us was nearly 50% women.
- The Mounties must salute an official before and after the performance. In this performance a local Chamber of Commerce member accepted the duty.
- Proceeds from the performances go to charitable causes.

I found two videos of a Musical Ride:

Part 1

Part 2


Grey Horse Matters said...

That was a great way to spend the day. I'm glad they are allowing women to participate. Nice videos.

Back in the saddle said...

Wow! They do all of this with ONE HAND on the reins. Well, I am now officially proud to be canadian (and a french one too!)...