On the 29th May 2011 the members of the Creswick RSL Light Horse travelled to Melbourne to take part in the Boer War Commemoration Parade, in honour of the 110th anniversary of the Battle of Wilmansrust, when the Victorian Mounted Rifles suffered heavy casualties having 18 men killed at 42 wounded. At 12 PM a [...]
Archive for August, 2011
On the 25th April 2011 history was made when 25 members of the Creswick RSL Light Horse Troop became the first non-military group to lead and ride in the ANZAC Day parade at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. It was also the first time since 1954 that there were mounted Light Horsemen in the parade. Despite the historic [...]
On Sunday 17th April the Creswick Troop travelled to Bacchus Marsh for their ANZAC Parade. Once again all had a great day and we have already received an invitation to go again in 2012.
Horsham RSL Light Horse Troop started the ANZAC weekend at the Horsham Showgrounds. They had a practice and then tea and camped there overnight. On ANZAC morning they were up at 4am getting ready for the Dawn Service and 6am. They rode 6 horses in to the Dawn Service and the other members were all [...]
On 14th March 2010, Franklin Levinson, an American who teaches the art of behaving around, handling and riding horses ran a 1 day Clinic just for our members at the Kingston Showgrounds. Everyone had a great day and learned some things they were unaware of beforehand.
On the 9th – 11th March the Shrine in Melbourne brought their schools Education program to Creswick and invited the Creswick RSL Light Horse Troop to be there in uniform and with at least one horse. The weather prevented the horse being there but Gary Chandler and Michael Clark were there each day and gave [...]