Musical Ride

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Gendarmerie royale du Canada Musical Ride

Cap badge of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Active 1873–present
Country Canada
Type Dragoons
Role Federal, National & Paramilitary Police Force
Size 15 divisions
Garrison/HQ RHQ—Ottawa
Nickname(s) The Mounties
Motto(s) Maintiens le droit (Defend the law)[1][2]
Battle honours see Battle honours
Bob Paulson (Commissioner)
Honorary Commissioner HM The Queen
Honorary Deputy Commissioner The Prince Edward[3]
Tartan RCMP
Abbreviation RCMP/GRC

The Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is a formal event showcasing the equestrian skills performed by 32 cavalry who are regular members of the force. The event is held in Canada and worldwide to promote the RCMP. The first official ride was held in 1887 in Regina, District of Assiniboia, and was commanded by Inspector William George Matthews.

The Musical Ride was featured on the Canadian fifty-dollar bill of the Scenes of Canada banknote series produced from 1969 to 1979.


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