Gawain

Duke
28th July 2020
Hadrian
Hadrian
25th January 2020

ABOUT GAWAIN


 

17.3hh Grey Gelding born in 1997

Gawain is a part bred Irish Draught with a striking roman nose. He worked for the Metropolitan Police for 8 years and was fearless in volatile and violent situations, such as the student fees and G20 demonstrations and the Cardiff v Chelsea Match in February 2010, which was described by some police officers as the worst football violence since the seventies.
Gawain was often used for ceremonial duties and was regularly used in “Grey Escorts” that precede and follow the Royal Carriages and Household Cavalry state occasions. Gawain’s size and kind disposition made him a great favourite with London’s visitors and residents and is probably one of the most photographed horses in the world. He is a great favourite of our estates foreman Jon Taylor who served in the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch for many years alongside Gawain….it is wonderful that they can be reunited at The Horse Trust!

Key facts

NAMEGawain
YEAR BORN1997
GENDERGelding
COLOURGrey
HEIGHT (hh)17.3
ARRIVALJanuary 2011
CAREERMetropolitan Police
SERVICE8 years
LIKESEstate foreman Jon Taylor!