Area horsewoman, Jessica Chappel, and her liberty horse Shiney, received an invitation from the general manager at the Interior Provincial Exhibition to perform on July 24 in Armstrong, at the same venue where the RCMP Musical Ride was scheduled to perform. After her presentation in front of 3,500 people, the ‘troops’ were disappointed they could not watch her liberty performance due to the fact they were warming up at the time; but then the Corporal arranged with Jessica to give a private performance for the troop.
“They were so very impressed with her skill and attitude,” reported Jessica’s mom, Ginger, “Jessica has always wanted to be with the RCMP, and last spring attended an RCMP youth camp. This last couple of days was a beginning of a dream come true. It gave her inspiration to continue to pursue her dream of becoming an RCMP member and to one day ride on the Musical Ride. What an incredible experience!”
What does Jessica have to say about the experience, “Absolutely awesome!”