The Darling Downs Troop of the 11th Light Horse inaugurated “the QMI Challenge”, a Military Equestrian Skills Competition which in normal times brings competitors from as far afield as Tamworth to Rockhampton, to the Toowoomba Showgrounds.
We have the privilege to have been awarded the Governor General’s Medal (as Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force) for the conduct and presentation of our Troop.
The Darling Downs Troop of the 11th Light Horse is again hosting the QMI Challenge at the Toowoomba Showgrounds with competition all day Saturday 5th September.
A formal parade of all participants will be held at 10am on Sunday 6th September with the Salute to be received by Colonel Tom McDermott Commanding Officer 2/14 QMI. He will be accompanied by Regimental Sergeant Major Jamie Adams.
The President and members of the Toowoomba Caledonian Society will attend and an invitation has been extended to the Mayor and Councillors of the Toowoomba Region and the President and CEO of the Toowoomba Show Society. This event will be a tremendous demonstration of community co-operation.