Sussex Tourism Festival Inc Announces RCMP Musical Ride Performance

March 10, 2020 • SUSSEX, NB

Join us in welcoming the RCMP Musical Ride to Sussex! On July 16 & 17, residents and visitors are invited to come out to see the world-renowned troop of 32 horses and riders perform at Princess Louise Park.

Every year, the Musical Ride brings its show to communities across the country to perform a variety of figures and drills choreographed to music. The show provides the public with an opportunity to experience the heritage and traditions of the RCMP and raise funds for local charities across Canada. 

Tickets go on sale soon. All the proceeds from this event will go to Sussex SummerFEST events.

Quick Facts

  • The Musical Ride was developed in 1876 by early members of the North-West Mounted Police to display their riding abilities and entertain local communities. 
  • The first recorded public display of the Musical Ride was in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1901. 
  • This year, the Musical Ride is touring across Canada in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. 

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Media Contact

James Keirstead
Secretary of the Board
james@summerinsussex.ca

Backgrounder: Sussex Tourism Festival Inc

Sussex Tourism Festival Inc is an independent, non-profit organization located in Sussex, New Brunswick. It is governed by a volunteer board of directors.

The organization hosted its inaugural Sussex SummerFEST in 2017 before expanding the scope of the festival to include a tent venue and music events for 2018. In 2020, the scope of the festival was reviewed to provide better financial stability for future events.