Transport yourself back in time at the traditional London Harness Horse Parade this Easter

Traditional London Harness Horse Parade 1Easter tradition will be upheld at the South of England Showground on April 21st when the 129th London Harness Horse Parade takes place on Bank Holiday Monday.

As well as the many beautifully presented horse-drawn modes of transport from days gone by, this spectacular event includes vintage cars, carriages, vans, motorbikes and tractors, plus food, drink and shopping – all the ingredients needed for a fantastic family day out.

Traditional London Harness Horse Parade 2This impressive annual event, which dates back to 1885, depicts how everything from eggs to beer was transported through the ages. As well as being a very enjoyable spectacle for visitors, the London Harness Horse Parade is also an opportunity for participants to show their very best turnouts and compete with their fellow enthusiasts a much-coveted rosette. The recently introduced Newcomers’ Award is bringing in a greater number and a wider variety of exhibitors and last year’s expansion to include a display of the earliest motor vehicles proved a great success.

Traditional London Harness Horse Parade 3With 150 acres of wide open space surrounded by the rolling Sussex countryside, the South of England Showground is the perfect place to make the most of the fresh spring and finally shake off the damp and cold of the winter.

“With Easter being a little later this year everyone is looking forward to a wonderful warm day out in the Sussex countryside.  Enquiries and entries are coming in strongly now and we look set to have  over a hundred fine carriages, carts and vehicles in the 129th annual Parade”, said Jackie Shearman, Secretary of LHHP.

Gates open at 9.30am and the parade begins at 10.30am with the Veterinary and Farriery inspections. Prize giving and the Grand Finale of all exhibits are at approximately 1pm.

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With admission still just £6 for adults, no charge for under 16s and free parking, it’s a great value day out for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Schedules and entry forms are available to download from or telephone 01737 646132 to be put on the mailing list or for trade stand enquiries.

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