Specialist Interview - King's Troop

#1
Hi everyone!

Just wondered if anybody would be able to shed a bit of light on how long I could have to wait for my specialist interview with the King's Troop! Passed my selection and hoping to be in for September but all depends on how soon I get my specialist interview.

Any information would be much appreciated. Bex :) x :)
 
#2
Ive had a few go down on this recently and got on prior to ADSC, all your Recruiter needs to do is phone up Sgt V at Kings Troop and find out when the next available course is with places left. There is one starting Sunday but believe its full....but speak to your own Recruiter and see when they can get you on next.
 
#3
Thank you :) He said he will let me know within 4-5 days (on Monday) so hoping that will be this week. I really hope I won't have to wait too long :( Really hoping to be in for September. I don't even know what it entails to be honest. Sure my recruiter will let me know though once he has spoke to me!
 
#5
There might be a delay as anyone connected with the Kings Troop is suspected of having Human/horse STD's.

Might be about teamwork and levels of fitness, you might think sitting on a horse is easy, but it's quite hard garft riding. Plus team work is still critical in horsemanship.

Otherwise it'll be "What's your best excuse for not being on the Trooping this year and how do you feel about Kings troop getting a 10 year ban for being AWOL on the Trooping"?
 
#6
Stranglers??

Haha ex-donkey-man - yeah teamwork is still needed! I know riding is not easy, I have a purebred arab and wouldn't say she is easy to ride. But thanks for the tips :)
 
#8
Stranglers??

Haha ex-donkey-man - yeah teamwork is still needed! I know riding is not easy, I have a purebred arab and wouldn't say she is easy to ride. But thanks for the tips :)
Count yourself lucky your not joining the HCav (Could join the band) they despise those that can ride when they join! I think some of it is due to bad habits, other due to the fact they (Instructors) get funny looks in riding school as the words "Right in a minute, you're going to get out of your saddle and stand on your horses back. But first we'll take from the trot into the C word and canter once your stood up"! They never used the word canter at the start as all the ohrses went mad with newbies on it.
I don't think they do it any more in the HCav due to injuries, same as allowing the lads to ride the coach troop horses at summer camp. (If you really were missing several screws).
 
#9
Yeah suppose you're right with the part about despising people who can already ride as everyone picks up bad habits.

Yeah as soon as the horses hear canter, I bet they want to go for it haha!
 
#10
Hi everyone!

Just wondered if anybody would be able to shed a bit of light on how long I could have to wait for my specialist interview with the King's Troop! Passed my selection and hoping to be in for September but all depends on how soon I get my specialist interview.

Any information would be much appreciated. Bex :) x :)
Hello Bex,

I don't have anything especially helpful to say, but I wanted to wish you the very best of luck. Please let us know how you get on.

Congrats on your Arab as well, excellent (if labour intensive) choice.

LB x
 
#11
Hello Bex,

I don't have anything especially helpful to say, but I wanted to wish you the very best of luck. Please let us know how you get on.

Congrats on your Arab as well, excellent (if labour intensive) choice.

LB x
Thank you very much :) Are you or have you been in the Troop?

She's brilliant my Arab, Rusanna she's called. Offspring of the great Rusleem - amazing :) She's a nutter though, definitely not one to ride when not paying full attention but love every minute of it. Nothing better than an extremely fast gallop after work in the sunset.

I am still waiting to hear when my date for specialist interview will be. I am hoping to be in basic training for September, not looking too promising at the minute though.

Will definitely keep you posted.

Bex xx
 
#12
Never been in any aspect of the Army darling, just married one. ;-)

I was a keen rider once upon a time, hoping to get back into it once I get the all clear from the saw-bones.

Rusleem, as in out of Rullante? God, I am jealous. I'm sure she is spicy though. I think I remember you from another thread, don't you event with her?

Good luck once again,

LB x
 
#13
Never been in any aspect of the Army darling, just married one. ;-)

I was a keen rider once upon a time, hoping to get back into it once I get the all clear from the saw-bones.

Rusleem, as in out of Rullante? God, I am jealous. I'm sure she is spicy though. I think I remember you from another thread, don't you event with her?

Good luck once again,

LB x
Aww I hope you can get back into it soon :) It's a fantastic hobby!

Yeah that's the one, Rusleem out of Rullante! He is amazing. She used to be chestnut but she's grey now :) She has the most amazing extended trot ever. I posted a thread asking if anyone competed for the Army.

Bex xx
 
#14
God, this is a polite thread now isn't it! Now while you two dribble and gaze in to each others eyes, I'll point out that Yes you can usually go for comps whilst serving. I don't know to what extent, or if rank has anything to do with it, but I stuggled to find previous members of the Olympic teams that had served.
I know William Fox-Pitt was a Capt, (Very nice guy) and Richard Waygood MBE (Went through ranks to Riding master, Tpr - Major) Were both in my Regt and took part within the olympics, but I don't quite know in what capacity. There is another old riding master that is doing something to show off tent pegging I believe in the 2012 games.

EDM xxx

(Sorry, but kisses seem the rage here) TTFN.
 
#15
If you can google Rullante and there's a picture of it from 1989, 15h 1, bit of a skinny thing isn't it? Looks like the Kate Moss of horses!
 
#16
Aww cool EDM!

Haha arab horses are slim, they are built for endurance/speed. Chuckling at the comment about Kate Moss of horses, that's tickled me!
 
#17
Aww cool EDM!

Haha arab horses are slim, they are built for endurance/speed. Chuckling at the comment about Kate Moss of horses, that's tickled me!
EDM, you're in there. You smooth talker, you!!
 
#19
She's thinks she safe, but it won't be long before I tip up round her gaff with a fresh cake!

Only snag is the name Becca1998? Sounds like she's 13, but must be old enough to join! Saying that, strong thighs on the old horse riders!

Also Bec's - Just noseying on net earlier, a few other (form other forums) have stated that you may have to serve in a green unit before going King's tosh, I guess the chances of eventing for the army will probably be somewhere between slim and anorexic at that point.
 
#20
She's thinks she safe, but it won't be long before I tip up round her gaff with a fresh cake!

Only snag is the name Becca1998? Sounds like she's 13, but must be old enough to join! Saying that, strong thighs on the old horse riders!

Also Bec's - Just noseying on net earlier, a few other (form other forums) have stated that you may have to serve in a green unit before going King's tosh, I guess the chances of eventing for the army will probably be somewhere between slim and anorexic at that point.
Oooohhhh fresh cake, victoria sponge haha :)

Naaa I am not 13 haha - wish I was. No cares in the world at that age eyy!

I wouldn't be put off by serving green before joining troop - at the end of the day, I am joining the Army haha. Yeah can imagine it being quite tricky to event, would be great to have the opportunity to though :)

Thank you EDM!

Bex x
 

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