AGRIFAIR: Strathcona Mounted Troop rides again

...the Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop will be performing in the rodeo arena, better known as the ThunderBowl, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Lord Strathcona's Troop will ride in Abbotsford.

Lord Strathcona's Troop will ride in Abbotsford.

For what might be the last year at Agrifair, the Lord Strathcona Mounted Troop will be performing in the rodeo arena, better known as the ThunderBowl, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Monday the troop will be inside, as part of the Country Horse Classic Show held in the Agrifair Arena, for a ride that is considered a classic by horse enthusiasts. The troop requires permission to start each show. The salute must be given by an honoured guest prior to the performance commencing.

The 25 members of the Strathcona Mounted Troop are soldiers of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). The members of the troop volunteer for one or two years to serve in much the same manner as Strathconas did in the 1920s.

Their daily schedule concentrates on the care of their mounts and equipment, and in cavalry drills and training. In addition, they are responsible to remain ready for active military duty, and must therefore participate in trade-specific training.

Don’t miss your chance to see them perform, brought to you by Chances Abbotsford.