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‘Big Red One’ mounted color guard to ride in Presidential Inaugural Parade

January 20, 2017 —      The 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley and the state of Kansas will be represented on horseback by the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard during the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. The CGMCG will ride 13 horses in the parade to include two draft horses that will lead the team’s 1871-era escort wagon.      MORE
Troopers of the 1st Infantry Division Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard ride past a fog machine used to simulate steam on Fort Riley Jan. 11 as part of a training session before departing for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington Jan. 20. The training session consisted of using sirens, horns, fog and other objects the horses may encounter during the parade as a way to desensitize the team to anything that may startle the horses.