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.
Musical Ride tour schedule
Find out where the Musical Ride is performing during its current tour.
Name the Foal contest
Find information on our annual contest that gives our foals their names.
RCMP horse breeding program
Discover the history of our renowned horse breeding program and find out how our foals become Musical Ride horses.
Stables and visitor centre
Take a tour of the Musical Ride Visitor Centre and stables.
Hosting the Musical Ride
Learn what you need to do to bring the Musical Ride to your town or event.
Musical Ride Open House
Get information on this annual event where we open our doors to the community in support of a good cause.
Riders and horses
Meet the members of the Musical Ride and their horses.
Videos and photos
Watch videos that take you behind the scenes of the Musical Ride and see photos of some of the different formations.
Mounted Police Seminar
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.
History of the RCMP Musical Ride
Discover the origins of the Musical Ride and learn about key dates and events in its history.
Canadian Sunset Ceremonies
Join us for the RCMP's Canadian Sunset Ceremonies in Ottawa, Ontario.
Divestment of Horses program
Learn more about our program that allows us to donate surplus horses that no longer meet the standards of the Musical Ride.
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