Bivouac & National Cavalry Competition

Mark Your Calendars!

2024 National Cavalry Competition
and USCA Annual Bivouac

September 11-14, 2024

Open to the Public – No Admission Charge

All events at the Parade Ground/Competition Field at the US Cavalry Association

Schedule of Competition Events

WEDNESDAY - September 21

11:00 a.m. Wheeled Horse Competition 

(Horse-drawn military support equipment driven through obstacle course.)

1:00 p.m. Military Horsemanship Competition

(Skill of rider at military equitation as prescribed by U.S. Cavalry training manuals.)

4:00 p.m. Major Howze Cross-country Team Competition               

(Teams ride over a set distance to test mobility; engage targets at end of course.)

THURSDAY - September 22

9:00 a.m.  Combat Horsemanship Competition  

(Horse and rider equipped for combat perform tests in front of judge.)

1:00 p.m.  Mounted Saber Competition

(Timed event, including engagement of targets and negotiation of obstacles.)

FRIDAY - September 23

9:00 a.m. William Steinkraus Military Field Jumping

(Skill at negotiating jumps and obstacles over a prescribed course.)

1:00 p.m. Paul Scholtz Mounted Pistol Competition

(Timed event, including engagement of targets and negotiation of obstacles.)

SATURDAY - September 24

9:30 a.m. Unit Demonstrations

(Mounted Color Guard Units perform standard show routines.)

12:15 p.m. Presentation of Colors

12:30 p.m. Bolté Cup Competition

(Level 3 riders and past champions compete for coveted Bolté Cup.)

2:30 p.m. Pass In Review

(All riders organize for a Pass in Review to end the competition.)

Competitors & Attendees

Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Tribute

Vietnam Traveling
Memorial Wall Tribute

September 27-30, 2023

Open to the Public – No Admission Charge

The U.S. Cavalry Association, a non-profit organization, will host its annual Bivouac and National Cavalry Competition September 27-30, 2023 at Fort Reno, OK.  In conjunction with our event, we are trying to schedule a Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to be on display at Fort Reno.  The replica Wall is 8 feet tall and 350 feet in length with the names of 58,000 soldiers who died for our country during the Vietnam War. We will invite all veterans and community members to visit the display which will be free of charge.


The cost to have the wall transported, erected and on display is $10,500, and we are trying to raise funds to make this a reality. Any contributions would be a great help in meeting this cost; however, $100, $500 and $1000 contributions would help us meet our goal much sooner and confirm the visit of the Wall. Donations are tax deductible.

To contribute, please contact:

Karen Nix at the U.S. Cavalry Association office:  405-422-6330

Bill Tempero, President USCA: 970-214-8624

The U.S. Cavalry Association and Fort Concho National Historic Landmark present

Regional Cavalry Competition
Fort Concho Parade Ground
San Angelo, Texas
April 17-20, 2024

Competitions to be held:

  • Military Horsemanship
  • Combat Horsemanship
  • Military Field Jumping
  • Mounted Saber
  • Mounted Pistol

Registration/Lodging/Info at

Regional Cavalry Competitions