The War Horse Ride 2014, under the royal patronage of HRH The Princess Royal, will commemorate the 8,500 men and the horses of the British Cavalry Division and the crucial part they played in the early months of the Great War.
It will also raise money for The Not Forgotten Association, a charity supporting wounded or sick members of the armed forces and ex-service men and women with disabilities.
In August 2014 some 35 riders, each representing one of the regiments and corps that comprised the Cavalry Division, will set out to ride 100 miles across France over five days following a route that will take in the sites of some of the most famous cavalry actions of the opening weeks of the war.
Riders will wear the same uniform and carry the same weapons and accoutrements that their predecessors did in 1914. A 13-pdr field gun drawn by a six-horse gun team and a contemporary horse drawn GS wagon will form an integral part of the Ride