Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO –24 competitors showed up at Thursday morning’s 3rd Annual Calvary Horsemanship Regionals Competition to compete in five categories: Military Horsemanship, Jumping, Saber, Combat Horsemanship and Pistol competition.

Dignitaries representing Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, Ft. Concho president of the board, Tom Green County Commissioners Court, a Single Member District 3 representative and from the military appeared this morning to welcome 24 individuals to the 3rd Annual Calvary Horsemanship Regionals Competition.

This competitor was going through a practice run, prior to the opening ceremony of the 3rd Annual Calvary Horsemanship Regionals Competition which was held on the parade grounds of Fort Concho National Historic Landmark.

Regina Thomas was the very first competitor in the Military Horsemanship. Thomas represented Fort Riley, “Home of the Big Red One” (1st Infantry Division) located in North Central Kansas.

The opening ceremonies began at 8:30 a.m. on the parade grounds of Fort Concho National Historic Landmark. Fort Concho Site Manager, Bluthardt, SMD 3 representative, Harry Thomas, Tom Green County Precinct 4 Commissioner, Bill Ford, Ft. Concho Board President, Kathy Keene and Lt. Colonel, Yukio Kuniyuki greeted the participants representing Fort Riley, Fort Carson, Fort Irwin and Fort Concho.

 

One competitor among the 23 was Colton Belske. Belske who rode his horse, Saber, thought he did alright, considering this was his first go-round in actual competition. Colton, like his teammate, Thomas, also represented Fort Riley.

The three-day event concludes on Saturday, highlighted by the Hesse Cup Finals Competition which concludes at 3:30 p.m. 

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