One of the detached companies of the battalion was stationed at Chakrata in 1901. The regiment was designated as the Dehra Dun Mounted Rifles on 23rd May 1890. It was renamed a number of times through its service. The armed force was merged with Mounted Troop of the NainitalVolunteer Rifles in 1909 to raise the United Provinces 2nd (Northern) Regiment.
Later in 1917, the Dehradun Mounted Rifles was redesignated as 8th (Northern Regiment) United Provinces Horse. Eventually it was named as the United Provinces Horse (Northern Regiment) in 1920.
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