Strathcona Mounted Troop

 

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

Steele Barracks, PO Box 10500, Station Forces
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4J5

Phone: (780) 973-1677
Fax: (780) 973-1670
E-Mail: smt@strathconas.ca 

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Mounted Troop News

 

Est. 1900Thursday, October 2, 2014
We started the day like any other, besides it being Saturday. We all trickled in, one by one in silence and by 8:00 we were already at work. We’d done this many times before, now we had home advantage for the 1 CMBG Military Heritage Day ride.
From Saddles to ChainsawsFriday, January 16, 2015
The day was Tuesday, 9 September 2014 and the Troop’s morale was high. For some it would be the last time that they would ever be at the Spruce Meadows Masters, for others, it would be first of many that they would experience in the Troop.
“To Abbotsford We Will Go”Thursday, October 2, 2014
This year’s trip to Abbotsford started off quietly on the morning of 30 July 2014. The most we had to worry about that morning were the terrible mosquitoes we battled while loading the horses; the tail wraps were certainly well tested.
A Night Out at Spruce MeadowsWednesday, October 1, 2014
On Friday, 26 September 2014, the Strathcona Mounted Troop was honoured to be invited back to Spruce Meadows as guests for the 2014 Service Award Dinner held in Congress Hall.
A Summer of Parades Tuesday, September 16, 2014
All I could hear were the thousands of voices cheering and shouting out at once, almost deafening my senses. The Calgary Stampede Parade was upon me and, in that moment, I never felt more proud to be a Canadian soldier in the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
2014 – A Season to RememberWednesday, October 1, 2014
The 2014 Ride Season for the Strathcona Mounted Troop proved to be yet another extremely successful season. As per tradition, the Troop took part in every major Spruce Meadows tournament.
Strathcona Mounted Troop Gets Kitted OutWednesday, May 20, 2015
Glenn “Donut Santa” Olund, leatherworker, saddle maker, historical enthusiast, and collector came to visit the Strathcona Mounted Troop on Monday, 16 March 2015.
The Okanagan Military Tattoo & Fort SteeleFriday, September 18, 2015
In the early morning of the 23rd of July, the Strathcona Mounted Troop (SMT) began the long trip to Vernon, BC. There were many miles to cover, and hot chow waiting for us at the end of the line.
SMT Thrills the 110th Royal Manitoba Winter FairThursday, April 27, 2017
On Saturday March 25th, 2017 while most of the Regiment was enjoying the beginning of spring break, the Strathcona Mounted Troop was hard at work grooming and loading 18 of their best horses.
Sam Steele Medal Thursday, June 8, 2017
On 22 May 2017, 13 members from SMT headed east to Regina, Saskatchewan to partake in the Tattoo Royale, which represents the start of the Canada 150 Tour of the famous RCMP Musical Ride and the City of Regina’s birthday.
Vimy 100Thursday, April 27, 2017
Vimy Ridge Sunday was a truly remarkable event here in Edmonton. All the more special by your soldiers and horses that were the showpiece at Churchill Square.
Strathcona’s at NAMUCATuesday, August 16, 2016
On 23-24 April 2016, MCpl Cam Davidson and I travelled to New York City to attend the 9th Annual North American Mounted Unit Commanders Association (NAMUCA) conference.
Basic Equine Riders Course 2016Monday, May 16, 2016
The Basic Equine Riders Course, or BERC, is the program that must be completed to become a rider in the musical ride with the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
SMT RCMP Ride SeminarTuesday, August 16, 2016
On 24 May 2016, myself and MCpl Davidson attended the RCMP ride seminar in Ottawa, Ontario. There were 11 of us at the seminar and it was apparent from the beginning that we were clearly the best (and most humble) candidates.
A Trip To The IslandTuesday, October 3, 2017
On the morning of August 16th, 2017, the Strathcona Mounted Troop (SMT) began their long trek to beautiful British Columbia. The day started off as usual, fetching and grooming horses, which is an easier task for some than others.