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U.S. Cavalry School


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Please note: we require a $500 deposit to complete your enrollment and guarantee a spot in a program. Deposit due date March 15th, however first come, first served. 2017 is expected to be at capacity level for students; as was 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016. The first 28 applicants to send in their deposits will reserve their spot (horse, equipment, etc), all others will be on a waiting list. There is a $125 fee for cancelling reservation after May 10th (emergencies; i.e. medical may waive the fee). Final Payment due by May 25th. This course for beginner to advanced riders is open to Male and Females (over 16 years old). We have had students from Germany, UK, Canada, Australia. For an example of training schedule see program page!

Click here for: Enrollment Form

Call for other courses/classes offered by appointment at the Cavalry School in Twisp, WA, Helena, MT, and Garryowen (Little Bighorn), MT.

CALL for Special Quote / Discounts on Tuition (rental items are not discounted) for Military Veterans, Former Graduates, and Groups of 4 or more! Prices and conditions subject to change at any time.

Custer's Last Ride/Little Bighorn Encampment  -  is for riders of all levels of ability. Male and female students welcome; we accept beginning riders as well. Those wishing to fully participate in the riding portion of the training should be able to mount and dismount with little (i.e. horse holder, regular mounting block) or no assistance. Most riding adventures have limit of 265 lbs. for riding horses; we have a limited number of mounts for riders above that amount. Call for specifics and questions.

Advanced Cavalry Encampment

The Custer's Last Ride Adventure encampment is for all levels of riders, even those with previous cavalry re-enactment experience and advanced riders.

Program Fees

See enrollment form for course price details.

Deluxe Little Bighorn Cavalry Encampment and Battle Reenactment 18-25 June 2017 (8 days of training, riding, and fun): Packages start at $1875 (Cost is dependent on Location and dates). for our Novice, Intermediate or Advanced Classes. A deposit of $500 is required to reserve your spot in the course, deposit are to be in by April 20th. First 32 applications and deposits (after 1 Jan) received will reserve their spot, all others will be on a waiting list for any cancellations or next's year program. Payments/Deposits are refundable before May 1st, after May 10th there is a $125 fee for cancellation by you of your reserved seat (refundable only in extenuating circumstances; i.e. medical emergency).

Bring your own Horse (hay is available for purchase) and equipment or rent ours for this 8+ day course: Horses - $425, McClellan Saddle Set - $175, Cavalry Uniform* - $125, and Firearm 45lc pistol - $95 or Cap n Ball/our new 45LC Blank Firing replica pistols- $45. *Students are in training to be Cavalry Trooper of the 1870s, uniforms provided will be in the rank of Trooper (private). Students providing their own uniforms should attend course as Troopers/privates (special circumstances may apply, call for questions).

Basic Cavalry Encampment (Novice / Advanced) Training (3 to 6+ day training course): $1000-1750* (*Price is dependent on location and dates)
HQs Weekend: Call for Price and availability.
HQ's One Day School of the Trooper: Call for Price and availability.
Short Topic (@ 1-2 hrs) Orientations: Call for Price and availability.

Please call us at (406) 461-3614 or email completed enrollment form (link is above) to enroll for 2017! Enrollment is reserved to first 32 students; please email or mail enrollment form to us. Registration is complete after application and deposit/full payment received. We are now taking deposits/payments (after Jan 1, 2017)

U.S. Cavalry School's Course Schedule and Programs (Click here)