Royal Canadian Mounted Police
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are Canada’s national police force, responsible for enforcing the law, preventing crime and protecting Canadians. From its roots as the North-West Mounted Police dismantling the whiskey trade in the west, to protecting the railroads and the northern frontier, to its role today combating organised crime and terrorism, the RCMP are both steeped in history and tradition, and on the leading edge of policing.
Today’s RCMP represents a modern police force, but one that has retained links with its proud past. The scarlet ceremonial uniform (red serge), the stetson hat with a wide flat brim and the black horse are still important symbols of the RCMP and can be seen in public ceremonies, such as the popular Musical Ride. But that’s just one of many roles performed by Canada’s national police force, which has evolved into a diverse and dynamic organisation, ready to meet today’s policing challenges.
The Musical Ride is performed by a full troop of 32 riders and horses, plus the member in charge, and consists of intricate figures and cavalry drills choreographed to music. On normal duties, the RCMP uses standard police methods, equipment, and uniforms. Horses are no longer used operationally by any unit.
Woodbury Park Hotel & Golf Club are suppporting the visit by the Mounties and are providing accommodation at the beautifully situated hotel with leisure complex and golf club located in a breathtaking location.
At the County Show the amazing Woodbury Park facility is serving delicious Devon Tapas. Open to the public for the duration of the Show, the uniquely placed 250 square metre marquee situated on the main ring, offers unrivalled viewing of this year’s main attraction - the Mounties. As a part of Woodbury Parks involvement at this year’s Show, the Mountie’s are staying in 4-star luxury at the hotel for the duration of their visit to Devon.