The London Harness Horse Parade
is an annual event which takes place
on Easter Monday.
The first London Cart Horse Parade was in Battersea Park in 1886, and the London
Van Horse Parade started in 1904. From 1966 the two were combined under the
name of the London Harness Horse Parade. In 2006 the venue moved outside London.
this event will take place on Monday 25 April
at the South
of England showground, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TL
The nearest train station is Haywards Heath, train services from London to Haywards
Heath run from Victoria, or London Bridge and other First Capital Connect (Thameslink)
stations - train
. There is only a limited bus service from Haywards Heath to Ardingly
on public holidays (MetroBus number 82: bus
); click here for taxi
There will be a small admission charge to all visitors to help cover the costs.
The parade will contain a wide range of different vehicles and horses (from
shires to Shetlands and donkeys).
There will also be trade stands, catering facilities and horse drawn dray rides.
The photos below were taken at the Harness Horse Parade in Battersea Park (London)
on 21st April 2003: