A cadet from King’s recently competed at a national military horse-riding competition. 

The Cadet Forces Military Equitation Competition is held annually, with entries invited from across the country.  

Hosted by the Light Cavalry of the Honourable Artillery Company, the competition draws together cadets from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force and RAF Cadets as well as the CCF. 

After instruction on the distinct skills of military riding, competitors were assessed on their riding positions, control and affinity with the horse. 

Pani, who took part in the competition said: “The military style of riding was very different to usual riding; new to most of the competitors. It took quick learning and teamwork to pick up the new drills and apply them in a section of other riders, particularly on an unfamiliar horse. The HAC riders were skilful at showing us the drill-like routine. It was an incredible experience and so much fun to take part in the competition”.

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