Many of the famed regiments of the High Elven army come from one or anothy of Ulthuan's provinces, but not the Silver Helms. They are formed from the sons of High Elven nobility given the chance to fight the enemies of their people, and possessing the means to equip themselves in all the expensive panoply of a fully armoured horseman.
In these troubled times, all nobles must prepare themselves for war, and teach their sons the ways of the sword and bow as well as the finer arts, such as poetry and song. It is not the only High Elven wat of life that lies threatened, but their very existence. To this end all noble houses send their sons to fight in the wars for the survival of their race.