Thank you Starthcona County RCMP

Posted by: Roxanne Carr

As part of a Canada 150 initiative the Strathcona County RCMP brought together the K Division RCMP Mounted Rider Program and many students and seniors from around the community. The K Division RCMP Mounted Rider Program is comprised of operational members from throughout Alberta who have previous riding experience.

Strathcona County RCMP is very fortunate to have one of our own members, Constable Jenn Burgoyne as one of the program coordinators. Constable Burgoyne has been instrumental in bringing in trained members and suitable horses that meet the Mounted Rider Program standards.

During a three week period in June, the Mounted Rider Program attended 16 elementary schools and 8 senior’s residences and retirement homes throughout Strathcona County. Depending on the amount of people they have been spending up to 3 hours talking to these students and seniors about the Mounted Rider Program, the RCMP Musical Ride and answering questions about the horses.