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Serendipity - retired military horse





April 2021


The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery


Serendipity Working

Serendipity Retired

Serendipity (stable name Hades) arrived at The Horse Trust from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA).

KTRHA is Her Majesty The Queen’s mounted ceremonial saluting battery. It’s primary duty is the firing of royal gun salutes to mark occasions of state including royal births, birthdays and anniversaries; state openings of Parliament; state visits; and state funerals.

Serendipity served as a wheeler in D Sub-Section’s gun team in KTRHA. He took part in many major events including Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday parades, Royal salutes in Hyde Park and The Green Park, state visits, the Queen’s Life Guard and the Musical Drive of KTRHA at Royal Windsor Horse Show and Royal Welsh Show.

He also has a claim to fame in that he participated in the filming of the Downtown Abbey movie!

Serendipity retired to us after close to ten years serving his country. He was retired due to kissing spine, navicular disease and concussive laminitis.

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