Ready First Hosts Spur Ride

A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)

A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate vying for their spurs, carries 35 pound kettle bells during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate vying for their spurs, carries 35 pound kettle bells during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Spur-candidates prepare to begin the 24-plus hour test to see if they can earn their spurs. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Spur-candidates prepare to begin the 24-plus hour test to see if they can earn their spurs. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate vying for their spurs, pulls a sled during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate vying for their spurs, pulls a sled during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate vying for their spurs, prepares to throw a medicine ball during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate vying for their spurs, prepares to throw a medicine ball during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate vying for their spurs, prepares to execute a deadlift during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate vying for their spurs, prepares to execute a deadlift during the Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A spur-candidate carries a training round during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Candidates vying for their spurs, recovery essential equipment pieces for a M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Candidates vying for their spurs, recovery essential equipment pieces for a M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate vying for their spurs, completes hand-release push-ups during Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate vying for their spurs, completes hand-release push-ups during Army Combat Fitness Test portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate vying for their spurs, lifts a sandbag to simulate loading a round into M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle main gun during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate vying for their spurs, lifts a sandbag to simulate loading a round into M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle main gun during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Candidates carry a piece of M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank track during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Candidates carry a piece of M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank track during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A team of spur-candidates help each other cross an obstacle on the Camp Hovey confidence course during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A team of spur-candidates pause to make a plan prior to crossing an obstacle during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A team of spur-candidates pause to make a plan prior to crossing an obstacle during the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Two spur-candidates run to cross the finish line to a chorus of cheers following the ruck march portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Two spur-candidates run to cross the finish line to a chorus of cheers following the ruck march portion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

A candidate receives their silver spurs after successful completion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
A candidate receives their silver spurs after successful completion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Spur-candidates completed a written test on cavalry knowledge and history during one of the final events of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Spur-candidates completed a written test on cavalry knowledge and history during one of the final events of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Lt. Col. Derrick Murray (right) Commander, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment congratulates a new spur-holder upon successful completion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Lt. Col. Derrick Murray (right) Commander, 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment congratulates a new spur-holder upon successful completion of the spur ride. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

Following the completion of the spur ride, the new spur holders were treated to a special meal. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate's physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O'Daniel)
Following the completion of the spur ride, the new spur holders were treated to a special meal. The 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team hosted a spur ride, May 5-6, 2022, at Camp Hovey, Republic of Korea; rich in cavalry tradition, a spur ride tests a candidate’s physical and mental toughness, those who successfully make it through the trials are awarded silver spurs. (U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Paul O’Daniel)

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