The Brigadier Memorial Trophy

Best Cavalry Contingent on Parade

 

Founded in 2009 by The Warriors' Day Parade Council, The Brigadier Memorial Trophy is awarded to the Best Cavalry Contingent on Parade.

A magnificent nine-year old Belgian draft cross, Brigadier was a loyal and dedicated member of Toronto Police Services Mounted Unit tragically struck down deliberately by a motorist in 2006 while in the line of duty. Brigadier served with the Toronto Police Service for five years and during that time became a well known member of the unit among the citizens of Toronto. Brigadier participated in the Warriors' Day Parade.

Mounted units have been a very important part of the Warriors' Day Parade starting with the first parade in 1921 and remind us of the key role that these magnificent animals and their riders have and continue to play in protecting us both in times of war and in fulfilling important policing operations.

We remember Brigadier and the thousands of other horses who have given their lives in the line of duty.

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Winners of The Brigadier Memorial Trophy
Year
1st
2nd
3rd
2015 Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron Toronto Police
Mounted Unit
2014 Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron Toronto Police
Mounted Unit
Upper Canada Cavalry Squadron
2013 Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron Toronto Police
Mounted Unit
 
2012 Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron Toronto Police
Mounted Unit and RCD
 
2011
Toronto Police
Mounted Unit and RCD
Hamilton Police Service Mounted Patrol Unit
Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron
2010
Toronto Police
Mounted Unit
Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron
Canadian Great War Society, Royal Canadian Regiment (1918)
2009
Governor General's Horse Guards Cavalry Squadron
Toronto Police Mounted Unit
Ontario Provincial Police Mounted Unit