By Louise Smith – On Friday the grandstand at the Brome Fair Grounds in the Village of Brome were filled to capacity with school children and parents and teachers and other spectators. They were there to see the famous RCMP Musical Ride. Before the Mounties performed their show, a dog act entertained the crowd. The dogs jumped, played frisbee, and even “danced”. It ended with competing fun relay races. The guest of honour for Friday was Ernie Banks, a longtime supporter and past president of the Brome County Agricultural Society. The Mounties gave him a salute of honour at the beginning of their program. The horses were elegant and precise in all their executed movements. It was a joy to watch. The audience appreciated the skill that it took for the horses and riders to complete the maneuvers and formations. It was like an equine ballet. Published in the June 4 edition of the Brome County News.