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‘The Blues & Royals Drum Horse ‘HORATIUS’’--single mounted figure

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Item Number: CE097

‘The Blues & Royals Drum Horse ‘HORATIUS’’

Joining our ‘CEREMONIAL’ collection are two very special mounted figures from The Blues & Royals, one of the two British Cavalry regiments that together provide horse and men for the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.  This unique regiment provides the mounted escort for the reigning Monarch at many ceremonial and state occasions throughout the year.  Resplendent in their navy blue tunics and dress uniforms, they are a familiar and popular sight for hundreds of thousands of visitors to London each year.  While taking part in their ‘public duties’ two particular members of the Regiment can often be seen on the most prominent and important of those occasions…

Each of the Household Cavalry Regiments, The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals have a pair of Drum Horses who combine the size and stature of the ‘Shire’ and ‘Clydesdale’ breeds and are specially trained over many months to accompany the combined mounted band of the HCMR.

One of the long-standing traditions of these beautiful animals is that they are given classical names from ancient history such as ‘HECTOR’, ‘SPARTACUS’ and ‘MERCURY’.  This all-new Blues & Royals Drum Horse is no exception and has been christened ‘HORATIUS’.  Striding powerfully forward, the drummer/handler strikes out a steady beat on the Regimental Kettle Drums.

Released in APRIL 2024.