Bivouac & National Cavalry Competition

Mark Your Calendars!

2022 National Cavalry Competition
and USCA Annual Bivouac

September 21-24, 2022

Open to the Public – No Admission Charge

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

More information forthcoming – May 2022

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

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

Regional Cavalry Competition
Fort Concho Parade Ground
San Angelo, Texas
April 21 – 23, 2022

Competitions to be held:

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

Registration/Lodging/Info at

Regional Cavalry Competitions