London Riding Horse Parade in Hyde Park promotes rider safety

  • The annual London Riding Horse Parade took place in Hyde Park last Sunday, 10 August.

    The parade first took place in 1938 in order to raise the standard of safety and smartness of riders in the park.

    The horses were escorted around Rotten Row in Hyde Park on Sunday and then entered into various turnout classes.

    Twenty five horses were entered and the top four went forward into the Supreme Championship.

    The turnout of both the horse and rider is assessed — with the horse also being checked by a farrier and vet.

    The Supreme Championship was won by Carole West, on her skewbald mare Chantilly Carrousel.

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