The bravery and comradeship of Australia's Light Horse legends was heralded in Warrnambool over the weekend.
The city played host to the Australian Light Horse Games, which saw horsemen and women from across the country come together to compete and display mounted infantry riding skills.
Australian Light Horse Association (ALHA) vice president Lawrence Watts said the event was an important homage to the courage shown by the horsemen during the World War One campaigns in Sinai and Palestine.
"Its an important event for the Light Horse Association in keeping that history alive," Mr Watts said.
"It's a good demonstration to the people here of what we do as re-enactors of the Light Horse."
The seven-event program showed of some of the equine craftsmanship carried out by the famous diggers during battle, including dummy thrusting involving bursting balloons with bayonets which practices the skills of using weapons.
ALHA chief judge Arthur DeMain said there were a range of competitions across the day.
"We've had a dismount for action event, which replicates what the Light Horsemen did when they went into action against an enemy from a horse mounted position, we've done some hurdling, tent-pegging, swords and lancers, and we've also had the skilled arms which is an individual event using a pistol, lance and sword," he said.
"We finished off with a rescue race where we replicate going out with a horse picking up a rider that's been de-horsed and bringing them back, which is an exciting event."
The event took place at the Warrnambool Showgrounds.
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