AIM: To preserve the History and Traditions of the Australian Light Horse and its predecessors.
MISSION: To sponsor Memorial and Light Horse re-enactment Troops formed by Members of the Association and to ensure they enjoy Corporate protection and Insurance Cover.
* 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 Horse.
* To support existing Light Horse Museums.
* To make available information on the Light Horse to the public.
* 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.
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 Australian Light Horse, and to promote these objectives through the establishment of Australian Light Horse Historical 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, parades, re- enactment rides and sporting activities.
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 riding events.
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 Troops.