HC Deb 23 July 1897 vol 51 c904

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether militia infantry adjutants can obtain from Government an adequately trained horse, a properly broken mount at the regulation price for service in the field; whether mounted officers of infantry must in every case possess a certificate of proficiency, and, in the case of the Militia, a riding school testimony to the fact that Captain—can ride well enough for an infantry officer; and whether he will consider the advisability of abolishing this form of certificate?


Officers below the substantive rank of lieutenant-colonel who require chargers are permitted to purchase them from among the remounts at regulation prices: Militia officers before promotion to Field rank are required to pass an examination in which riding is included; but the words stated in the Question do not occur in the certificate.