Strathcona Mounted Troop


Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)

Steele Barracks, PO Box 10500, Station Forces
Edmonton, AB  T5J 4J5

Phone: (780) 973-1677
Fax: (780) 973-1670

Mounted Troop 2016 Ride Schedule

  Updated August 15th, 2016

12 May
Prince Charles School Edmonton, AB  
21-22 May Bar U Ranch Longville, AB  
27-May VIP and Family Ride & BBQ Edmonton, AB 11:00 AM
01 June MFRC Edmonton Edmonton, AB 9:30 AM
02 June Michael A. Kostek School Edmonton, AB 10:45 AM
07 June Ecole Parc School Edmonton, AB 10:00 AM
8-12 June Spruce Meadows National Calgary, AB  
13 June Monsignor Doyle Calgary, AB 1:00 PM
15-19 June Spruce Meadows Continental Calgary, AB  
23 June LdSH Change of Command Parade Edmonton, AB  
25 June Sundre Rodeo Sundre, AB 2:15 PM
28 June - 3 July Spruce Meadows Pan American Calgary, AB  
6-10 July Spruce Meadows North American Calgary, AB  
6-7 August Edmonton Airshow Edmonton, AB TBD
14 August Barrhead Fair Barrhead, AB 4:00 PM
 17 August
Touchmark by Wedgewood
Edmonton, AB
11:00 AM
20 August
Didsbury Fair and Rodeo
Westerose, AB
1:00 PM
21 August
Bison Family Day
Edmonton, AB
12:00 PM
25 August   
Kelowna Riding Club
 Kelowna, BC
2:00 PM
26-28 August Comox Exhibition Comox, BC

6:00 PM (26-27 Aug)

3:00 PM (28 Aug)

30 August MFRC Summer Camp Tour Edmonton, AB 9:30 AM
03 September Lakedell Fair Lakedell, AB TBD
7-11 September Spruce Meadows Masters Calgary, AB  
11 September Walk for Valour Edmonton, AB 10:00 AM
18 September
Wolfe Statue Dedication
Calgary, AB
 23 September
Rutherford School
Edmonton, AB
1:00 PM

Mounted Troop News


Strathcona’s at NAMUCATuesday, August 16, 2016
On 23-24 April 2016, MCpl Cam Davidson and I travelled to New York City to attend the 9th Annual North American Mounted Unit Commanders Association (NAMUCA) conference.
SMT RCMP Ride SeminarTuesday, August 16, 2016
On 24 May 2016, myself and MCpl Davidson attended the RCMP ride seminar in Ottawa, Ontario. There were 11 of us at the seminar and it was apparent from the beginning that we were clearly the best (and most humble) candidates.
Basic Equine Riders Course 2016Monday, May 16, 2016
The Basic Equine Riders Course, or BERC, is the program that must be completed to become a rider in the musical ride with the Strathcona Mounted Troop.
The Okanagan Military Tattoo & Fort SteeleFriday, September 18, 2015
In the early morning of the 23rd of July, the Strathcona Mounted Troop (SMT) began the long trip to Vernon, BC. There were many miles to cover, and hot chow waiting for us at the end of the line.
Strathcona Mounted Troop Gets Kitted OutWednesday, May 20, 2015
Glenn “Donut Santa” Olund, leatherworker, saddle maker, historical enthusiast, and collector came to visit the Strathcona Mounted Troop on Monday, 16 March 2015.
From Saddles to ChainsawsFriday, January 16, 2015
The day was Tuesday, 9 September 2014 and the Troop’s morale was high. For some it would be the last time that they would ever be at the Spruce Meadows Masters, for others, it would be first of many that they would experience in the Troop.
Est. 1900Thursday, October 2, 2014
We started the day like any other, besides it being Saturday. We all trickled in, one by one in silence and by 8:00 we were already at work. We’d done this many times before, now we had home advantage for the 1 CMBG Military Heritage Day ride.
“To Abbotsford We Will Go”Thursday, October 2, 2014
This year’s trip to Abbotsford started off quietly on the morning of 30 July 2014. The most we had to worry about that morning were the terrible mosquitoes we battled while loading the horses; the tail wraps were certainly well tested.
A Night Out at Spruce MeadowsWednesday, October 1, 2014
On Friday, 26 September 2014, the Strathcona Mounted Troop was honoured to be invited back to Spruce Meadows as guests for the 2014 Service Award Dinner held in Congress Hall.
2014 – A Season to RememberWednesday, October 1, 2014
The 2014 Ride Season for the Strathcona Mounted Troop proved to be yet another extremely successful season. As per tradition, the Troop took part in every major Spruce Meadows tournament.
A Summer of Parades Tuesday, September 16, 2014
All I could hear were the thousands of voices cheering and shouting out at once, almost deafening my senses. The Calgary Stampede Parade was upon me and, in that moment, I never felt more proud to be a Canadian soldier in the Strathcona Mounted Troop.