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Photos: RCMP Musical Ride in Hay River

The RCMP Musical Ride performed in front of a sold-out crowd in Hay River on Sunday afternoon.

More than two-dozen horses and their uniformed officers showed off choreographed drills for the 1,200 people in attendance at the Keith Broadhead Memorial Twin Park.

Local musicians opened for the horses and riders, including the Kátł’odeeche First Nation Drummers, the Kole Crook Fiddling Association, and Hay River’s Filipino Marching Band.

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The Musical Ride performs across the country between May and October each year, helping to raise money for local charities. In Hay River, money made at the concession stand went to the town’s Family Support Centre, a domestic violence centre raising money to build a new women’s shelter.

The RCMP Musical Ride perform the wedding march. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The Kátł’odeeche First Nation Drummers, lead by Joe Tambour, centre, open at the RCMP Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The Kátł’odeeche First Nation Drummers, led by Joe Tambour, centre, open at the RCMP Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

People dance as the Kátł’odeeche First Nation Drummers perform at the RCMP Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

People dance as the Kátł’odeeche First Nation Drummers perform at the RCMP Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

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Members of the Kole Crook Fiddling Association play at the RCMP Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

Members of the Kole Crook Fiddling Association play at the RCMP Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

Hay River's Filipino Marching Band shows off their moves and music before the RCMP Musical Ride starts. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

Hay River’s Filipino Marching Band show off their moves and music before the RCMP Musical Ride starts. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The RCMP Musical Ride enters the Keith Broadhead Memorial Twin Park. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The RCMP Musical Ride enter the Keith Broadhead Memorial Twin Park. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

An RCMP rider looks back at the Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

An RCMP rider looks back at the Musical Ride. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The RCMP Musical Ride stands for O Canada. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The RCMP Musical Ride stand for O Canada. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The RCMP Musical Ride shows off their choreographed moves to music in Hay River. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

The RCMP Musical Ride show off their choreographed moves to music in Hay River. Sarah Pruys/Cabin Radio

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