This centrepiece presented by Colonel E Howard Vyse depicts the Colonel and his charger.
It was the practice of the time for the Colonel, on his giving up command of the Regiment, to ride on parade and address the Regiment which was drawn up in a hollow square, and having done so, to dismount, release the horse furniture from his charger and to walk off parade probably followed by the horse.
Howard Vyse was appointed to a Cornetcy in the 3rd King’s Own Light Dragoons in 1849 whilst the Regiment was in India.
He commanded the Regiment from 1864 to 1874.
By 1885 he was a Lieutenant-General and succeeded to the Honorary Colonelcy of the Regiment in 1891, an appointment he was to hold for more than 10 years.