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Constable injured in RCMP Musical Ride

The constable was assisted off the field, then taken by ambulance to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.

More than 1,200 Prince Edward County elementary students clapped and cheered as they watched the world-famous Royal Canadian Mounted Police Musical Ride performance Tuesday morning at the Picton Fairgrounds.
Following the event’s highlight charge, where riders and their mounts launch into a gallop, spectators witnessed a horse performing without its rider. A constable had been injured in a fall and was assisted off the field, then taken by ambulance to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital.  As the officers and horses formed up for the conclusion of the performance, the horse was placed in formation and the ride continued with the trainer in the saddle.
The show was presented by the Prince Edward Yacht Club Junior Sailing School in partnership with the Agricultural Society and the Wellington Auxiliary Coast Guard.
Cancer survivors Sarah Reddick and Heather Wylie were the show’s honoured guests and took the official salute.
The public is invited to the ride’s final performance Wednesday at 7 p.m.
The RCMP Musical Ride is performed by a troop of 32 riders and horses, plus the member in charge. The show features a variety of intricate figures and cavalry drill choreographed to music. The movements are formed in two’s, four’s and eight’s at the trot and at the canter. One of the more familiar musical ride formations is the “Dome,” once featured on the back of the Canadian $50 bill.

The stirrup was returned from the field and quickly replaced.

The famous “Dome” formation, once on the back of the Canadian $50 bill.

The wagon wheel formation drew applause

Horses patient while meeting their fans.

The grandstands and portable stands were filled with more than 1,200 children from Prince Edward County schools.

RCMP Musical Ride performers in front of the historic Crystal Palace at the Picton Fairgrounds.

RCMP Musical Ride arrives at the Picton Fairgrounds.

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  1. Dee Alder says:

    Love the gorgeous horses ..Very happy the RCMP keep up this tradition!!

  2. Sue Purdy says:

    So glad you girls keep the public informed! I saw the four “transport” tralilers going south on Hwy 62 past “I Love Lucy’s Fries” yesterday afternoon and wondered where they were performing!

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