Australian Light Horse
The Australian Light Horse
Association is a non-profit organisation, whose
aim is to preserve the history and tradition of the Australian
and its predecessors.
Three Australian Light Horse Association members in front of the
in Leslie Park, Warwick,Queensland, 2007.
Australian Light Horse Association Website
australian Light Horse Association website is dedicated to the Australian Light Horse Regiments, the
Light Horsemen who served their
country in both war and peace, and contains both
historical and current information on both ordinary soldiers and commanders, existing Military Units, current
and Light Horse Museums.
Below are the Aims, Mission and Objectives of
the Australian Light Horse Association from their website. http://www.lighthorse.org.au/alha-information/about-alha
To preserve the History and Tradition of the Australian Light Horse and its
MISSION: To sponsor Memorial and Light Horse re - enactment Troops
formed by Members of the Association and to ensure they enjoy Corporate protection and
* To obtain and preserve uniforms, weapons, and equipment
used by men of the Light Horse
* To research, record and preserve the History, tradition and
customs of Light Horse Regiments and their predecessors.
* To collect and preserve literature written about the Light
* To support existing Light Horse Museums.
* To make available information on the Light Horse to the
* To support mounted Light Horse re - enactment Troops formed
for the purpose of portraying the Light Horse units of the past
* To provide comradeship for its members who find the espirit
de corps of the Light Horse stimulating and rewarding.
Australian Light Horse Association members at Monto
The Light Horse Association
was formed in 1986 by a group of Army Officers who had served in the 2nd
14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) and other interested parties who
shared similar objectives to preserve the History and Tradition of the Light Horse, and to
promote these objectives through the establishment of Light horse re -enactment troops and
Light Horse Museums.
The Light Horse Association Ltd. is
a registered Company Limited by guarantee and since commencement
the Membership has grown steadily and there are currently more that 30 re - enactment
Troops in Australia. Troops throughout Australia are most prominently visible on ANZAC day
each year , however they perform a large number of other tasks during the year which
include escorts, displays, re- enactment rides, and sporting activities.
Australian Light Horse Association Troop Members, Monto
Uniforms worn are either those of the 1914 -18 or the
1930 - 40 era. Some Troops concentrate on ceremonial parades by presenting both rider and
horse as historically correct for the period they represent, whereas other groups
concentrate on Light Horse skills which include, tent pegging, skill at arms, and other
The "Spur " is the official magazine of the Association which is produced
and distributed to Members during the year. The Magazine covers a broad range of topics
including historical subjects and current information about the activities of re-enactment
Membership of the Association is available to Australian Nationals and
overseas membership is also welcome . The Financial Year for Membership runs from the 1st
July to the 30th of June and and there are no provision to pro rata fees. The current fees
are: $55.00 AUD non riding members and overseas members (Overseas members AUD Bank Draft)
$75.00 AUD riding members in Australia. Additional copies of the"Spur" $12.00 AUD (Plus
postage for overseas Members).The Association provides for its Members Public Liability
Insurance (Australia only) with a limit of $20,000,000. Corporate protection , and
assistance in training including a Training
If you are interested in finding out more about the Australian Light Horse
Association go to
14th Light Horse Mudgeeraba Troop members, Mudgeeraba Military Tatoo, 2007
If you would like to help keep the heritage of the Australian Light Horse alive, by
joining as a Riding Member ( you must be over 16 years old) or as a Non-Riding Member,
then go to: http://www.lighthorse.org.au/alha-information/join-the-alha