Things to Remember for the Best Experience
This is an outdoor, unpaved venue with some sloping, rocky ground. Wear Yukon appropriate footwear and clothing.
Bring your own chair for the most comfortable experience. The event does not have stadium seating.
Leave your dogs at home. Very Important. Nothing against dogs.
Don't bring umbrellas or plastic bags. Horses are sensitive to these things.
We are lucky to have three food vendors onsite for when you get hungry or thirsty. Lu Lu's Lunch Truck, Mark and Paddy's Funky Fine Foods, and the Gravy Train.
We will have portapotties, including one for wheelchair access.
RCMP Musical Ride Venue Map
Map of location for the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Stadium
Here is where we are holding the RCMP Musical Ride in Whitehorse on August 12th and 13th. Main parking is partly at the Canada Games Centre, with overflow parking at Mount MacIntyre Recreation Centre.
Door open an hour before the shows. Come early with your chairs.
Hank Karr and the Canucks, PJ Johnson, Yukon's Poet Laureate, the Spirit Riders 4H Club, Grant Simpson and Annie Avery are some of our Yukon entertainment.
Keep an eye out for the Yukon Sourdough Rendesvous Royalty.
Tickets can be purchased starting on June 19th by going to the Ticket page on this website.
For immediate release
RCMP musical ride comes to Yukon this summer to celebrate Canada 150
Whitehorse - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police's Musical Ride - a world-renowned
horseback display - is coming to the Yukon this summer as part of our country's
150th birthday celebrations.
The pomp and pageantry of Yukon's Musical Ride will take place at
McIntyre Ski Stadium (next to Canada Games Centre) in Whitehorse with three
performances scheduled for August 12 at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and August 13 at 1
p.m. Tickets will go on sale online June 20 on the event website http://musical-ride5.webnode.com.
The ride has been a Canadian tradition since 1876, featuring
a troop of 32 scarlet-coated Mounties on majestic black horses that perform a
30-minute show of intricate figures and cavalry drills choreographed to music.
"The Yukon has a long history with horses and is proud
to play host for only the second time to this very special national event,"
says Inge Sumanik, co-chair of the Yukon Musical Ride host committee. "We
encourage Yukoners and the many visitors to our incredible community to join in
and enjoy this one-of-a-kind Canadian experience."
Bringing the musical ride to the territory is a
community effort led by the North Ridge Community Association and coordinated
by an organizing committee of passionate horse owners, equestrians and
community members. The event also relies on and asks for support from
volunteers to help with set-up, parking, take-down and other important duties.
Local families, businesses and organizations can "Host a Horse" or make an in-kind gift or
donation. "This ensures we can provide a comfortable home away from home for
riders and horses, and give as many people as possible an opportunity to be
part of this great community event," says Sumanik. "Without this generosity and
support, the event would not be possible."
The musical ride performances will be held rain or shine. Bring chairs and blankets as seating
will be limited. Please leave dogs at home. There will also be an opportunity
to meet riders and horses immediately after each performance. The temporary
stables located at Takhini Area will also be open to the public from August
10-14 - exact times will be posted online closer to the date.
To find out more information about the history of the musical ride, see all event dates and
times, buy tickets, volunteer and make a donation visit our Facebook page and website.
Co-Chairs, Host Committee
Tickets will go online shortly
The location for the Musical Ride has just been confirmed. The Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club's Stadium just off of Sumanik Drive will be the venue for the event.
We are excited to announce that one of Canada's most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride has included Whitehorse in their 2017 cross-country tour in celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday! It is also the Alaska Highway's 75th Anniversary making 2017 a unique, historic year to celebrate with horses and community! We invite you to partner with us in this amazing opportunity.
The RCMP Musical Ride represents a colourful Canadian tradition. The troop of 32 horses and riders will perform a variety of cavalry drills choreographed to music. Working through a unique medium, they support the RCMP community policing efforts throughout Canada. It is a uniquely Canadian performance that has visited Yukon only once before, in 1995.
The official hosting organization, Northridge Community Association, has drawn together a strong committee made up of 4-H, community leaders, as well as current and retired RCMP members. To make this important event a cornerstone in the City of Whitehorse's celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, our committee is dedicated to developing the community partnerships to ensure the success of this event.
We believe in development through community partnerships and will be working hard to ensure that this project connects, empowers and inspires our community.
We know you will want to join our team! You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Ride coming to Whitehorse - 96.1 The Rush
Musical Ride coming to Whitehorse
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 11:10am
RCMP's Musical Ride in 'Dome' formation (Online Photo/RCMP)
The RCMP's world-renowned horseback display will be travelling to Whitehorse as part of Canada's 150th anniversary.
The RCMP will be showcasing its roots in Whitehorse as part of Canada's 150th Anniversary.
The musical ride, which displays tricks and tactics of officers on horseback will be putting on two performances in August in the territory's capital.
The ride highlights the force's roots when they patrolled the prairies and the Northwest on horseback and Officer in Charge Pat Egan says the logistics of moving the team are actually fairly simple.
"The musical ride travels with four transport trucks. There's a truck that's dedicated for the gear, the saddles, and all the equipment that we use and then the other three trucks have twelve horses on each truck and the ride travels on a motor coach from town to town and basically goes along with the horses."
Egan says the unit has performed across the world and it's always a great event for the community.
"It's a very special unit within the RCMP, something that celebrates the traditions and history of the RCMP very well. It's a great community outreach vehicle, a great recruiting tool."
The ride was last in Whitehorse in 1995 and in addition to Yukon the ride will be visiting all ten provinces as part of the celebrations.