As an histiorical re-enactment troop we endeaviour to keep alive the traditions and activities of the Tasmanian Mounted Infantry, providing an opportunity to see the uniforms and equipment of the light horse as it was used. We participate in various parades, most importantly the ANZAC Day parade at Hobart, including the dawn service. On the first Sunday of June at 12 noon, we participate in the Boer War commemoration at the memorial on the Hobart Domain.
During the two world wars, Lighthorse militia regiments were maintained and regularly attended rural agricultural shows around Tasmania, demonstrating the various skills required to train soldier and horse for effective military service. Troops were located at various centres, and these often used to compete with each other in the various skill-at-arms activities. Although the 3rd Light Horse regiment was not issued with sabre or lance during WW1, skill at arms was historically part of the training of the Mounted Infantry prior to and following the war. They provide the horse and rider with necessary basic skills for mounted combat. Below are a few of the exercises used for training these cavalry skills. Like our forebears, we display some of these skills at various agricultural shows as we are invited. In recent years these have included the Huon, Burnie, Wynyard, Bream Creek and Devonport shows, as well as the Kempton Summer Festival.