For any of you in Oregon or SW Washington, the 10th NY Cavalry is always recruiting. We also galvanize when needed--our Confederate impression is the 9th Virginia Cavalry.
We have trainings once a month with professional instruction. In the trainings we cover training horses to gunfire and sabre, and mounted drill (including riding in formation over jumps.) Riders of all levels of experience are welcome (lessons are broken up into beginner and intermediate/advanced sections when needed).
We attend at least 4 reenactments in Oregon yearly and some members also attend events in other states. We also do living histories and other events such as parades, horse fairs, backcountry rides, and school demonstrations.
We are a mounted unit, so we expect that even if you do not own a horse, you want to learn how to ride, and you will be involved with taking care of horses at reenactments. (For those who do not have their own horses, horses are sometimes available for lease at reasonable rates.) Write me at email@example.com if you are interested, and I can provide photos of some of the things we do.
Sincerely, Ken Morris
Last Edit: Feb 16, 2006 10:54:20 GMT -5 by 10nycav