The rain couldn’t stop roughly 4,000 people from heading down to Morrow Park to watch the RCMP Musical Ride.
As Lindsay Biscaia reports, spectators were drenched, but still enjoyed a fantastic show.
SOT: “Ladies and Gentleman, please welcome the Musical Ride of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”
It was a wet night, but that didn’t stop horse lovers from around the region from coming out to cheer on the Musical Ride.
“I’m a rider myself, so I’ve never seen the Musical Ride so looking forward to seeing them in person.”
“Well I love riding horses, so I’m excited for the horses definitely.”
“I own a horse farm. Anything that has to do with horses I like to watch.”
“That’s what I’m here for, I’m interested in the horses.”
The event began with the salute from the inspector… which was taken by Peterborough Police chief Murray Rodd.
“It is a privilege. Every chief in the country who has this provilege is something they always remember and it’s a great show. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it many many times and it never gets old.”
This is the first time in 30 years that Peterborough has hosted the event.
and it’s all thanks to PARD Therapeutic Riding – a charitable organization that offers riding as therapy to kids with disabilities.
PARD, Angie Muir:
“We had a rider, Hannah, and her aunt decided to join the RCMP Musical Ride. She did the training for it, and we had the opportunity to bring them to Peterborough.”
“Organizers say all the money raised here in Peterborough at the musical ride will go towards PARD.”
‘I’ve seen the benefits of therapy at our stables.”
The tour wraps up in the United States in October.
SOT – “Now folks, get your cameras ready for one of the highlights on the Musical ride..”
Lindsay Biscaia CHEX Newswatch..
SOT – “The Charge”