It is with great sadness that we bring you the news of the passing of…
We’re delighted to welcome another new recruit! Maryland, or Mary for short, joins us after a wonderful career serving at the Royal Mews.
Mary, a Cleveland Bay was one of the horses used to pick up high commissioners and ambassadors presenting their credentials to Her Majesty The Queen. Whilst serving, Mary worked as a State ceremonial carriage horse, taking part in many important events such as State visits, State Openings of Parliament and Trooping the Colour. She even pulled the carriage on many occasions with fellow Horse Trust resident, Sydney! It’s lovely how so many of our residents can be reunited with former friends during their retirements with us.
Mary is now 15 years old and stands at 16.2hh. She was described to us as a little ‘tricky’ but ‘really gentle’ and ‘lovely’ and so far from what we’ve seen of her she is an incredibly soft and friendly mare.
Mary arrived with us for her retirement alongside Windsor Grey Storm and we’re excited to get to know both Mews horses more. Welcome, Mary and we hope you have a long and happy retirement with us!