City of London Police escort Household Cavalry

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We have had a busy April. The largest deployment we were involved in was the Household Cavalry exercising their right to enter the City of London as holders of the Freedom of the City. This rarely happens and the last time the Cavalry entered the City on this scale was fifty years ago. Four horses took part; Lionheart, Bowron, Temple and Socks. We collected the Cavalry from their barracks in Knightsbridge and escorted them through London to the Guildhall in the City.
The photo shows Lionheart and Bowron (the two bays) at the front of the procession. It was a particularly special occasion for Sergeant Jesse Wynne riding Lionheart as his uncle had taken part in the parade fifty years ago so he was carrying on a family tradition.
We also took part in Chestnut Sunday at Bushy Park. Chestnut Sunday is the biggest day in Bushy Park’s calendar. Each year, on the Sunday closest to 11th May, people come from all over London and the South East to join in the local tradition of celebrating the blossom on the magnificent horse chestnut trees in the park. This year the City horses Bowron, Indiana and Beau took part. Indiana and Beau are still in training so it is an excellent opportunity for them to be exposed to crowds in a non-hostile environment.
May is looking to be just as busy with the Branch being invited to lead the procession for Leicester City Football Club through the town centre since being this year’s champions of the Premiere League, and we will also be taking part in the State Opening of Parliament. More details to follow in the next blog…