Post by topkick1833 on Jan 23, 2009 17:20:42 GMT -5
Attention East Coast Troopers!!! It's that time again. The East Coast Regional Cavalry Competition will be held the weekend of 1 & 2 August 2009 at Fort Valley, VA,. This event is sanctioned by the U.S. Cavalry Association. Last years event was a big success so we will be maintaining the momentum and building on with this years event.
Basically there are three levels of competition Beginner, Novice, and Expert. These are better know as levels I, II, & III. Events are: Military horsemanship, Field jumping, mounted saber, mounted pistol, authenticity, and the Major Howze team event.
Competitor's can arrive as soon as Thursday 30 July. There will be limited trailer hookups, horse stalls, and guest rooms available on site for use. There are multiple hotels nearby in historic Strasburg, Middletown, and Front Royal. Please contact the ranch ahead of time in case you wish to reserve any of these amenities.
Last year I dressed out as one of the 7th's troopers for opening ceremonies and the first two events. It would be nice to see a few more of the 7th's troopers out there this year.
We had one of these competitions at FT Knox a couple years ago, and it was a blast. Various forms of competitions with Troopers in all manner of historical dress, as well as a few modern Soldiers (male and female).
Great to just walk around and talk and see all these folks and horses.
Post by topkick1833 on Jan 29, 2009 9:28:31 GMT -5
The one at Fort Knox was the National event held every September. The East and West coast regionals are sanctioned by the folks who put on the national event, The US Cavalry Association. The regional competitions allow troopers to participate a little bit closer to home. As much as I would like to go to Nationals every year, I simply can't do the 1500 to 1800 mile, one way drive every year.
Post by topkick1833 on Apr 14, 2009 20:25:27 GMT -5
Registration forms will be posted this week at www.secretpassageranch.com We have expanded this year do to requests of units wanting to do living history displays. We have several units from different time periods confirmed already. We are still looking for some representation for the 1870/80s era cavalry.
t minus 30 days before the event. This years event looks to be double the size of last years. As it looks now, we will even have a small contingent of IW impressions to go along with all of the other impressions.