Horses, riders and carriages will gather in Radnor Place, near Paddington for the 49th annual Horseman's Sunday. It will start from 11am, they will then proceed to church for service on horseback which will begin at noon.
Reverend Stephen Mason will ride a horse from Ross Nye Stables, and will lead the church service on the forecourt of St John's Church, which will last approximately one hour. The service will be followed by a parade and blessing of the horses, each participant will be awarded a rosette by Ross Nye, organised of Horsemen's Sunday. The event will be attended by riders, Pony Club members, local MPs, community leaders, equestrian supporters, locals and tourists alike.
The Reverend Stephen Mason, Vicar of St. John's said: "This occasion is one of the most fun and colourful events in our calendar. After all, how often do you get to see a cloaked member of the clergy on horseback these days?”
The service began to publicise the fact that there were still working horses in central London; since its inception it has become a popular local institution and attracts participants from far and wide.
Kirsty Anthony: Nye at Ross Nye Stables: 020 7262 3791
Lisa Clark: BHS London press officer: 020 7263 8783 (firstname.lastname@example.org)