Monday, June 26, 2023

New Drum Horse

 Many of us were charmed by the drum horses at the Coronation. From Tatler:

The first mare to be made a Drum Horse in the Household Cavalry had a starring role in Trooping the Colour. Following two years of training, Juno officially passed out at the King’s Birthday Parade and took on the prestigious role which is assigned to one special horse. It saw her take on the rank of Major, and walk at the front and centre of the parade as she helped lead other horses down the Mall. Formerly named Willa Rose, Juno was officially renamed by the Queen at a ceremony at Clarence House earlier this week. There, the queen was greeted by the commanding officer of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Tom Armitage LG, who introduced her to the horse. Queen Camilla presented Juno with a headcollar featuring a brass name plaque, and spoke with soldiers from the regiment, hearing about the training process involved with a Drum Horse. The event ended with a photograph of the crowd, and Her Majesty was presented with a portrait of the horse, painted by artist Mandy Shepherd. (Read more.)

More on the Royal Family site, HERE. Pictures from Trooping of the Colour, HERE.


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