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August 4, 2011

Day campers welcome retired RCMP horse to the Canada Agriculture Museum

Day campers welcome retired RCMP horse to the Canada Agriculture Museum

The Canada Agriculture Museum is adopting a retired RCMP Musical Ride horse named Flint.

What:

One hundred Canada Agriculture Museum day campers with RCMP Musical Ride Instructor Corporal Karen Miller present a colourful banner to welcome horse Flint to the Museum.

When:

Friday, August 5, 2011
10:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.

Where:

Canada Agriculture Museum
Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

Media interview and photo opportunities available.

Media contact:

Kelly Ray
Canada Agriculture Museum
Office: 613-998-5342
Mobile: 613-298-5616

Police Service Horse "Flint" was born on May 4th, 1987. Flint is part of the RCMP breeding program with a 87.5 % of thoroughbred. At the age of three, Flint was transferred from the breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario to Rockcliffe Stables in Ottawa for his equitation training.

In 1993 Flint graduated to the Musical where he stayed until 2004. During his 11 years as part of the Musical Ride, Flint traveled to various states within the USA, across the Atlantic Ocean twice to Europe (Switzerland (twice) and England) and as well numerous cross Canada tours to all provinces.

At the end of 2004 Flint retired from the limelight of the Musical Ride and transferred over to the Equitation Section where he was used as a training horse for the young members to learn their equitation riding skills once chosen for the Section.

General information:

For more information, please visit our Visitor Information page or call 613-991-3053.

Parking is free.

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