Front entrance to the stables
The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard Stable is housed in the last cavalry training stable building with the original cobblestone floor. Constructed of native limestone, this 143' x 63' building was built in 1889 at a cost of $8,861. It originally housed 76 horses utilized by the Cavalry Riding School. In the past, it also served as an indoor pistol range.
Today, the building is home to the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard and is staffed by a commander, first sergeant and special duty Soldiers selected from units assigned to Fort Riley. It houses 18 horses.
The stables, located on Fort Riley's Main Post in Bldg. 275, are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors are welcome. Groups of 10 people or more are encouraged to schedule a tour.