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Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment open day
The Household Cavalry in the arena
Published: 15 July 2013
Images by: Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLCF

Meeting The Men and Horses Of The Household Cavalry

Thousand of visitors took advantage of the sunshine this weekend to meet the Household Cavalry!

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment opened up their stables at West Tofts camp, Thetford where they have been taking part in their annual summer training camp, to the public over the weekend.

Helmet and Gauntlets of The Life Guards

Open Weekend visitors got a chance to meet the men and horses and learn all about what the household Cavalry does.

The men and horse of the Household Cavalry

For the horses and men used to the busy Ceremonial season in the Capital the past two weeks on their summer Regimental training exercise has been a chance for the horses and the soldiers to practice their equestrian skills.

a display of equestrian skills from the Household Cavalry

The horses and men also showed off their newly enhanced skills in an arena with a packed programme including tent pegging and show jumping competitions.

Entertaing the crowd with dispalys of horsemanship in the arena

From the 23rd July 2013 The Household Cavalry will be providing The Queen's Life Guard, at Horse Guards, when they take over from Kings Troop RHA who have been guarding the official entrance to Buckingham Palace and St James Palace during the summer camp.

The Queen's Life Guard change at 11:00 Monday - Saturday and 10:00 on Sundays. Horse Guards Parade is Just of Whitehall.