WE HOPE EVERYONE HAD A HAPPY CHRISTMAS.
NOW ON TO
LONDON NEW YEAR'S DAY PARADE - ALL THE QUEENS HORSES 1st JANUARY 2017
WE ARE PROUD TO REPRINT AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE EVENT
PUBLISHED BY LEADING EQUESTRIAN MAGAZINE HORSE & HOUND ON 26th DECEMBER
RIDERS SET TO TAKE LONDON BY STORM ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
A cavalcade of horses and riders in fancy dress will take the capital by storm on New Year’s Day as All The Queen’s Horses returns to London.
Along with jugglers, cheerleaders, acrobats, clowns and marching bands, 64 riders and horses will take to the streets with their take on famous films and television programmes.
This year’s theme is “lights, camera action”, in keeping with the parade’s tradition of keeping to a set style.
Previous years have celebrated the “swinging 60s”, “London moving” and, in 2016, “magic and fantasy”
The riders taking part, who were invited for selection from across the UK, with some travelling from Belgium for the occasion, range from six-year-old Bluebell, on her friend’s Shetland and dressed as a Dalmatian, to a man in his 70s.
“They are unpaid volunteers unified in their passion for horses and bringing equestrianism to the capital!” said a spokesman for the event.
Organiser Caroline Marsh is leading the horse parade dressed as Wonder Woman.
She will be riding Sam, a 16.2hh chestnut hunter belonging to her friend Barbara Paige.
The horse will be making his third and last parade appearance.
“We’ve got a fantastic theme once again this year,” said Ms Marsh.
“The costumes are going to wow the crowds. It’s such a special part of the parade and we all love bringing equestrianism to the capital to this unique annual event.”
The equestrian element of the parade starts off 11.45am at Piccadilly Circus and finishes at Parliament, with the return route via Horse Guards, The Mall and Buckingham Palace.
THINGS ARE HOTTING UP NOW AND WORK TOWARDS THE DAY IS IN FULL SWING.
Some impressions, videos and photos after the annual Autumn meeting of Norges Fjordhestlag.
21st to 23rd October in Nordfjordeid
Results of the foal presentation on the homepage of NFL : HERE
Photos by "Inafoto" : HERE
FEI ** Single Poney
Overall winner Berndl Leslie and Zoobie. Congratulations!!!
Comments of Zoobie's proud owner :
"The competition was very close with Leslie Berndl and Zoobie narrowly beating Tracey Morgan and her German gelding Fuego88, the combination that won the US National Championship in 2014. Zoobie won single pony Dressage, won overall FEI marathon, and was double clear in Cones.
Next up for Zoobie and Leslie are Selection Trials held in Florida in early 2017 for members of the US Pony Team to go to World Pony Driving Championships in Minden, Germany in August, 2017.
The Kentucky Classic was Zoobie’s 11th CDE competition and her 11th win – 7 at Preliminary, 2 at Intermediate and 2 at FEI2*."