Honorary Patrons: Foundation in Aid of Polish Cavalry Tradition in Grudziądz
Sponsors: Reprezentacyjny Oddział Kawalerii Ochotniczej w barwach Szwadronu Przybocznego Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej
Guardians: Leszek Nagórny, Grzegorz Gajewski, Jakub Czekaj, Tadeusz Kühn
Officer of Polish Army, speciality – the representative cavalry. Cavalry Training Instructor. Riding instructor of Polish Equestrian Association and physical recreation instructor with a speciality of riding.
Founder and trainer of Volunteer Cavalry since 1993
Robert Woronowicz – the best rider among soldiers and the best soldier among riders!
A captain of Polish Army, an officer and head of training of the Cavalry Squadron of Polish Army in the years 2000-2015, a volunteer cavalry captain, a co-organizer and member of the board of the Federation of Volunteer Cavalry in the years 2006-2017, an organizer of volunteer cavalry structures, a commander of Mounted Cadet Corps “Krakus” participation in the parade on November 11, 1998, a trainer and educator of several generations of Amazons and cavalrymen, among others, co-founder of Volunteer Cavalry Squadron in colours of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment of Józef Piłsudski (2001) and the Representative Volunteer Cavalry Squad in colours of the Household Squadron of the President of the Republic of Poland (2019); he also took an active part in the acceptance of the inheritance of the tradition of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment by 1st battalion of air cavalry and in many reconstructions, films, competitions.
He is the author of the rules of cavalry competitions, as well as the multiple Militari Champion of Poland and the author of the elaboration of the cavalry regulations and completed equipment projects (a military saddle, a lance) for the Cavalry Squadron of Polish Army.
The exceptional distinction is indication of Robert Woronowicz by the Association of Regiment Circles of Cavalry of the II Republic of Poland in London to the Chapter of Colours and Traditions of Cavalry of the II Republic of Poland.
He started his adventure with cavalry in 1989, when, as an instructor at the equestrian camp, he made horses available to four veterans of the 3rd Regiment of Mounted Riflemen . Despite not sitting in the saddle for several decades, the veterans had been doing great with horses, what made him aware of the quality and durability of cavalry training.
Cavalry captain Robert Woronowicz is interested in and supports Representative Volunteer Cavalry Squad in colours of the Household Squadron of the President of the Republic of Poland that was established in 2019. He always asked where lances are. He ordered (unopposed) lances in both ranks. This squadron was the only one in the cavalry to have lances in both ranks. Along with the publication of the entry appointing the cavalry captain Robert Woronowicz as a one of Polish Equestrian Legends, Anna and Artur Bober gave lances to provide a proper look to the Squad.
The co-founders of volunteer cavalry squads mention as follows:
“I met Robert at a time when horse riding and cavalry traditions were not only not very popular, but dealing with them was difficult. Robert always believed that the cavalryman had to ride a horse, so he managed to convince the wider circles to this opinion and bring the cavalry out of the underground – he became famous as the commander of the first parade with the participation of a volunteer mounted squad during the Independence Day in Warsaw in 1998.
Another extremely valuable feature of the cavalryman, which Robert attends, is taking care of horses he owned or cared for as a riding instructor, among others in the Olympic Preparation Centre in Stara Miłosna.”
Cavalry captain Tadeusz Kühn
Cavalry captain Tadeusz Kühn is a co-founder of the Volunteer Cavalry Squadron in colours of 1st Light Cavalrymen Regiment of Józef Piłsudski. A co-founder and a member of the board of Voluntary Cavalry Federation within the period 2006-2017.
“As in the case of contacts with cavalrymen serving in the army during the second Republic of Poland, it is an honour to say about myself that I was formed and raised by an outstanding instructor and officer. Lectures and especially cavalry classes in horse-drawn formation, learning to use side arms or behaviour in uniform, are unforgettable memories. Often demanding, especially toward the staff, but always friendly and able to explain the principles of operation, meaning and motivation of cavalry ethos, he did not leave illusions whether someone is suitable for this service…
With enthusiasm, he keeps his online blog (rotmistrz.blogspot.com) since 2014, where it is worth to look! I also had the pleasure to work out for printing the author’s cavalry regulations (2014, 2020) prepared by Robert based on military publications from the period of the second Republic of Poland while adapting them to the realities of the present day and treating the cavalry mission in Polish Army as typically representative.
Let everyone know that there is currently no greater authority in the field of cavalry practice, like Mr Cavalry Captain Robert Woronowicz.”
Cavalry captain Jakub Czekaj
Cavalry captain Jakub Czekaj, the commander of Representative Volunteer Cavalry Squad in colours of the Household Squadron of the President of the Republic of Poland, the president of Regiment Society-Family of 8th Uhlans Regiment of Prince Józef Poniatowski, a co-founder and a member of the board of Voluntary Cavalry Federation within the period 2006-2013.
Authors: Grzegorz Gajewski and Leszek Nagórny
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