Acting sergeant Bryan Chitticks of the City of London Police is the first recipient of the newly commissioned Farriers’ Cup, presented by the Worshipful Company of Farriers (WCF) last Wednesday (14 April).

The award will be given each year to the officer judged to have contributed most to the City of London Police’s mounted unit.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, at the Honourable Artillery Company in central London, Inspector Chris Rowbotham said Acting Serg Chitticks had shown “remarkable adaptation and flexibility”.

Part of his adaptability has been training a new horse that joined the unit a year ago. Skewbald Irish draught Ken is rising seven and 17.2hh.

The City of London was the first mounted unit to use coloured horses.

Acting Serg Chitticks told H&H: “The City of London Police is my third mounted unit. I was in the Met, as a foot and mounted officer, then the Essex also on foot and mounted and now the City, where I have been for six years.”

Master of the WCF Reg Howe said: “We have very close connections with the City of London mounted unit and I am very pleased to revive this tradition of presenting a cup to them each year.”