Saluting all things equine

  • This year’s Equine Salute features the revival of one of the most prestigious trophies for carriage driving – The Hermes Trophy for concours d’elegance.

    Some of the leading turnouts in the country have been invited to participate in the event, which will take place this weekend (Saturday 28 July) at Cowdray Park in aid of the King Edward VII Hospital at Midhurst, Sussex, and The Royal Star and Garter Home for Disabled Servicemen at Richmond.

    Enthusiasts can enjoy watching performances by the dressage quadrille, as well as displays by the British Equestrian Vaulting team, Sussex Lusitanos, heavy horses and natural horsemanship with Gary Witheford,

    Other attractions include three army regiments compete in skill at arms for The Wilkinson Sword and the re-creation of Rotten Row in Victorian times by the Side Saddle Association.

    The grand finale will be followed by a celebrity polo match, making the Equine Salute an all-round family day out.

    For tickets and more information (tel: 01730 817572).

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