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First Company Governor’s Horse Guards

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The First Company Governor's Horse Guards comprise the oldest continuously operated cavalry unit in the nation. In 2010, the Horse Guard trained to become to first horse-mounted search and rescue unit in the state of Connecticut. Headquarters is on Arch Road near the Church of Saint Ann and Miller Foods, Inc. The horses roam on farm land marked by the white fence perimeter bordering West Avon Road. Drivers can view the horses from the road. The Horse Guards run drills every Thursday at 7 pm, which are open to be observed by the public, maintaining the tradition of riding in the same formationsthe cavalry originally did. When the horses are not outside, they are housed in a red barn next to the Horse Guard office building. The Horse Guards are responsible for taking care of the horses. They welcome new members on a rolling basis. Interested parties may contact the main office for more information on joining the Horse Guards.
280 Arch Rd, Avon, CT 06001
(860) 673-3525
  • Accessibility Details: This location is at ground level.
  • Hours: Drills are held every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
  • Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5pm; Sat, Sun, closed
  • Accessible: yes
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