- BC Games
RCMP’s Musical Ride puts on quite a show
More than 2,500 people were treated Wednesday to a series of impressive performances, topped by the RCMP’s Musical Ride, with 32 horses and riders maneuvering in various intricate formations set to music at Twin Oaks equestrian facility.
“We couldn’t be happier,” said RCMP Sgt. Cam Kowalski, who was part of the organizing committee for the event presented by the Steveston Rotary Club.
The weather was perfect, with partly cloudy skies sprinkled with sunshine keeping participants cosy, and both the Steveston Taiko Drummers and an RCMP dog team demonstration kept families entertained.
But all came out to see the Musical Ride, and judging from the crowd’s reaction, they weren’t disappointed.
And even when things didn’t go according to plan, somebody else stepped up.
When Royal Canadian Air Force’s Aurora military patrol plane—which was scheduled to fly overhead—experienced mechanical issues, the RCMP instead had its helicopter, Air One, do the fly-by i to mark the start of the show.
And when four women in their 80s called for a taxi at the event’s conclusion, but the cab company refused service, a member of the RCMP’s auxiliary squad stepped in and brought them home.