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1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment

Marshal: 1LT Jason A. Vaughn

Marshal: 1LT Jason A. Vaughn

1. Barditch / Bay / QH 2. Peacemaker / Bay / QH 3. Roper / Bay / QH 4. Snap / Sorrell / QH 5. Cobra / Chestnut / QH 6. Hammer / Sorrell / QH 7. Big Ben / Bay / QH 8. Pueblo / Bay / QH 9. Rio / Brown / QH 10. Homer / Sorrell / QH 11. Zorro / Chestnut / QH 12. Willie / Sorrell / QH Wagon Mules: 13. Tina / Sorrell / Belgium Mule 14. Dolly / Sorrell / Belgium Mule

All of horse have a "U.S." brand on the left shoulder.

12 - Quarter Horses 2 - Belgium Mules

GROUP DESCRIPTION: 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment

Since the inception in 1972, the Detachment as appeared in the 1984 World's Fair; the 1981, 1985, 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parades; Ten Tournament of Roses Parades (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)and hundreds of state and local fairs, parades, and rodeos. Using the original 1874 Drill and Tactics Manual, we conduct a thrilling 30-minute mounted drill and weapons demonstration. It includes drill conducted at the walk, trot and gallop; while the weapons portion test the skills required of our past Cavalry Troopers. The Detachment also has an M1878 Supply Wagon pulled by a two or four-hitch mule team as part of the performance.

U.S. Cavalry uniforms from the late 1880's, which include: Dark Blue Long-Sleeve Shirt Light Blue Pants 19" Cavalry Riding Boots Black Cavalry Stetson Yellow Suspenders Blue Neckerchief Gauntlets (Gloves) Pistol Belt

1885 McClellan Saddle with 1904 Quarter Strap Modifications.

M1878 Escort Wagon with the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Cavalry Detachment Fort Hood, Texas and printed logo of the 1st CAV patch on the canvass. The Wagon is pulled by two mules.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Major Events of 2012 Include: 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Livestock and Rodeo, 40th Anniversary performance in San Angelo (Fort Concho),

SGT Jessie Hurst and SGT Janessa Kabela competed at the 12th Annual Bivouac National Cavalry Competition in Fort Riley, KS representing the Horse Detachment and won 1st place overall winning the Bolte Cup.

1984 World's Fair; the 1981, 1985, 2001 and 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parades; Ten Tournament of Roses Parades (1996, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012)and hundreds of state and local fairs, parades, and rodeos.

United States Army, III Corps, and 1st Cavalry Division.

"SGT BUDDY" is our Detachment Dog, who rides on the wagon and motivates the mules. He has always traveled with the Detachment and been in every demonstration, parade, and event since 2004. SGT Buddy is the heart and soul of the Detachment.

This is an updated version since we had a change of command. Since we are an Active Duty military unit, changes occur, so I wanted to provide the latest information available. If you have any questions, please contact me. SSG Hatfield 254-287-2229

RIDERS:
1. 1LT Jason A. Vaughn – Commander 2. SSG Michael J. Hatfield – 1SG 3. SGT Jessie G. Hurst – Guidon 4. SSG Andrew S. Hayes – Rider 5. SGT Joshua A. Reed – Rider 6. SGT Janessa M. Kabela – Rider 7. SGT Marion H. Kelley – Rider 8. SGT Christopher Kabela – Rider 9. SGT Alan M. Hensley – Rider 10. SPC Joshua R. Casbarro – Rider 11. SPC Wayland Waldrep – Rider 12. Mr. Larry Borth - Rider Wagon: 13. SPC Christoper Abernathy - Muleskinner 14. SPC Charles Holder - Swamper

Mr. Larry Borth is the Civilian Equestrian Trainer and Stablemaster at the 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment. Mr. Borth has been at the detachment since 1992 and has trained hundreds of Soldiers how to not only ride according to the 1874 Cavalry Drill and Tactics Manual, but educate the members of the history and traditions of the Cavalry.

Updated on: 11/16/2012 2:43:20 PM

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