James Cantwell

Fort Carson Mounted Color Guard

The FCMCG is a by request only, all active duty troop based out of Ft. Carson in Colorado Springs, its troopers come from all over the United States of America and most had never seen a horse prior to their time on the Color Guard. They are selected for this duty assignment based on motivation and and quality of character, many are combat vets as well. We participate in over 200 missions a year across the states of Colorado and Wyoming. These missions are diverse and range from military ceremonies, parades, rodeos, historical displays and cavalry tactics/drill performances and Special Forces Equine Training. Our troopers also compete in the National Cavalry competition every year in which they ride in events such as, mounted saber, mounted pistols, field jumping and Combat Horsemanship.


Available Workshops

  • Riding With The Cavalry!

    We have many options

    *most of our demonstrations include mounted shooting.

    Cavalry Competitions- we could putt on a small best trooper competition that would encompass all the skills that make the FCMCG and its horses unique.

    Cavalry skills demonstrations. A Scripted, entertaining and educational demonstration that highlights all the unique skills the FCMCG use every day such as weapons, formations and jumping!

    Historical static displays.

    Colors Presentations.

    Cavalry Charges- often used to open events with a bang.

    We also have a fully restored 1878 escort wagon and a authentic stage coach that we pull with two draft mules that is also a stand alone or part of our performances!

    Riding with the Cavalry- (parades, shoot, stand very still, sabres, jump) that it takes a very special relationship to be able to do this job with your horse.

    Time:  1 hr Skill: Everyone Location: Schedule

    Workshop Clinician

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunity - We need your help! 📣


Volunteers are vital to our success! We invite you to participate in a virtual volunteer meeting.

Zoom Meeting Invite -> https://conta.cc/3RENnKj
Volunteers may assist for a few hours during the Expo, March 15-17, 2024. Opportunities include directing people to locations, greeting people at the door, helping out during special events or assisting the Expo Team with their tasks. All types of skills are needed, we'll find something for you to do!