Training and Sports


Tent pegging with a lance, lemon cutting with the sword and wrestling on horseback were popular sports competitions at the annual camps.  The link for wrestling on horseback will take you to a short YouTube clip which is the only footage I have seen of the King Edward's Horse.  In the Regimental Silver section of this website I have noted that there was even an Officer's Mess Cup for wrestling on horseback.

Figure 49: Tent pegging at Latimer Camp in 1903.

Figure 50:  Sergeant Herbert MacIntosh (for a short biography see the Uniform section) who became the Squadron Quarter Master Sergeant of ‘D’ Squadron ready for tent pegging at Latimer Camp in 1903.  

Figure 51: Lemon cutting, whereby a Trooper mounted on horseback attempted to cut a lemon which had been mounted on a post with his sword during sports at Latimer Camp in 1903.