It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of…
We are so pleased to announce our new arrival, Lochearn, affectionately nicknamed ‘Ernie’. You may have seen him at our Horses, Hounds and Heroes event on 19th June, where Lochearn was ridden and wore a saddle for the very last time, as he was retired to us at The Horse Trust.
After a fantastic career of 14 years with The Metropolitan Police, Lochearn has certainly earned his retirement. He was acquired by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2008 as a 5 year old and started training at Imber Court, before being posted to Hammersmith stables to continue his training.
Lochearn had a varied career before retiring to us, he was very brave whilst working in heavy traffic and nuisances. He returned to Imber Court to use his bravery and talents as a ‘class’ horse, assisting student officers learning to ride. During this time, Lochearn also represented the Met Police show jumping team at Royal Windsor Horse Show and was the Inspector’s mount on the Activity Ride for many years. As Lochearn started to slow down, he was moved from the class and was used as an ‘escort’ horse, helping to settle the young horses training on the roads.
Lochearn retires to us age 19 and at a proud 16.3hh. He has been described to us as very much the wise, calm old man and was a firm favourite at Imber Court, from where he will be greatly missed.
We welcome Lochearn with open arms and can’t wait to introduce him to the rest of The Horse Trust residents.
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