Members of the mounted troop of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) will participate in the second annual Okanagan Military Tattoo at Kal Tire Place July 25 and 26.
The mounted troop will also perform its world famous musical ride and mounted cavalry drills at the Interior Provincial Exhibition grounds in Armstrong July 24 at 7 p.m.
“The IPE is a perfect venue for a show of this calibre with more than 4,000 seats available and first-class stabling for the horses,” said Derek Hall, Okanagan Military Tattoo vice-president.
The IPE is partnering with the tattoo for this event.
“The IPE has a lot of experience hosting equine events including several performances by the RCMP Musical Ride in the past six or seven years,” said Bryan Burns, IPE general manager.
“It is a win-win situation for both the tattoo society and the IPE.”
During the tattoo at Kal Tire Place, the 20 horses accompanying the troop will not be allowed on the stage area.
“However, members of the troop will join in the opening and closing ceremonies,” said Hall.
“A mounted guard in full ceremonial uniform will be stationed at the main entrance to Kal Tire Place.”
Edmonton-based troop members are full time soldiers and volunteer for one or two year terms much like their predecessors did in the 1920s and 1930s. Their daily schedule concentrates on the care of their mounts and equipment, and in cavalry drills and training.
Tickets for the Okanagan Military Tattoo are now on sale at the Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469, www.tickeseller.ca.