In their sixth year, All The Queen’s Horses captivated the 500,000 strong crowd with their equestrian injection at the annual London New Year’s Day Parade on 1st January 2017.
A huge variety of riders and horses of all ages took to the capital’s streets with the youngest rider being just 5 and the youngest horse, just 4 years of age up to a 70 year old rider and 27 year old horse.
Travelling from all over the UK and further afield Spanish, American Quarter horses, Haflingers, Norwegian Fjords, Holsteins, Warmbloods, Traditional Cobs, Thoroughbreds, Appaloosas, Irish Sport Horses, Welsh Section A’s, Pure Arabs & British Miniatures all walked proudly through central London dressed as colourful characters from famous film and TV shows under this year’s theme ‘Lights, Camera, Action’
Horses and riders replicated super hero’s and famous films including Annie Get Your Gun, Lawerence of Abrabia, 101 Dalmatians, Oliver Twist, Ben Hur, Moulin Rouge, Star Wars, Mary Poppins & Priscilla Queen of the Desert!
The London New Years Day Parade is featured in news bulletins on more than 500 TV stations globally & receives more than 9 million hits in December and January alone with features on millions of news and entertainment sites at the turn of the year.
All The Queen’s Horses Founder & Organiser, Caroline Marsh said:
“It was another magical parade for All The Queen’s Horses, which would not be possible without the help of the 200 enthusiastic and passionate equestrians who spend the rest of the year planning this one day event of a lifetime.
Thanks to all the riders and of course the horses and ponies who behaved impeccably even when faced with stilt walkers with wings, a steel band and animals covered in fake grass”
“We were also pleased that the horses didn’t try and eat them.” Caroline joked.