All The Queen's Horses
American Quarter Horses to march among the horse breeds for the first time in a parade on New Year's Day in London.
By Larri Jo Starkey | December 16, 2014
Annually, a parade in the United Kingdom on New Year’s Day celebrates All the Queen’s Horses.
For 2015, that 75-horse parade will include 12 American Quarter Horses who will be bearing the AQHA banner as they march through the streets of London. It’s the first time Quarter Horses have been included in the parade, and for the 12 horses to be allowed to walk as a block was a special dispensation, according to Lindsay Doel of the United Kingdom, one of the organizers.
The parade will be broadcast live beginning at 6:15 a.m. Eastern time in the United States, but network affiliates can record it for later transmission. If your affiliate doesn't carry it, you can watch online. The Quarter Horse group will be in the second horse group.
The riders and horses are:
Annabelle Russell and Matts Golden Star, a 1996 sorrel mare by Snippers Heirogance and out of Miss Sunny Solano by Matt’s Golden Luck.
Linda Courtney and Fantastic Mr Fox, a 2007 bay gelding by Little Foxy Knoxie and out of Ms Hickory Smoke by Doc’s Hickory
Fiona Powley and Zippin N Chippin, a 2005 bay mare by Sweet Talkin Chip and out of Zippo Leaguer by Zippo Pine Bar
Henrietta Campbell and Bat Aviv, a 2004 sorrel mare by Little Nic Tari and out of Bat Jona by Mr Dunckan Jet
Jolie Cooper and HBK Vanilla Fudge, a 2009 bay mare by Shiny Little Spark and out of BMJ Vanilla Sunday by Buddy Man Jack
Karen Coleman and Bit Ofa Dark Horse, a 1999 brown mare by Unbossable and out of Tawnys Dunit by Kilomax, owned by Lucy Adams
Lindsay Robinson and LJ Classic Luke, a 2000 bay gelding by Classic Impulse and out of CW Quintessence by Crimson War, owned by Lindsay Doel
Lucy Adams and CS Texas Cat, a 2000 bay gelding by Texas Kicker and out of Donnas Catalyst by Taris Catalyst
Mary Larcom and Iced Tee, a 2005 sorrel gelding by Tejons Peppy Doc and out of Shes Dun It N Jewels by Jewel Dun It
Mike Austin and Sandis Interest, a 2008 chestnut mare by Pine Interest and out of CH Sandis Dottie by Speak Of Me, owned by Sandra Austin
Rebecca Holt and Jack Te Higgins, a 2007 sorrel gelding by Sean Dillon and out of For Te Kisses by Dakota Te
Samuel Magdaleno Ruiz and Southearn Comfort, a 2004 sorrel stallion by Smart Like Juice and out of I Spot A Chic by Smart Chic Olena, owned by Sue Forrest.