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Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade

The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904

Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
An exhibitor with miniture horses during the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Exhibitors during the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Children ride a horse drawn carriage during the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Detail of traditional brass on a horse's saddle before the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
An exhibitor prepares her horse for the parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
An exhibitor prepares her horse for the parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Exhibitors during the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Exhibitors wait to be judged in the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Exhibitors during the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)
Riders display their horses and carriages during London Harness Horse Parade
Exhibitors prepare their horses for the parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom. The Parade is an amalgamation of two traditional parades, the London Cart Horse Parade, founded in 1885 and the London Van Horse Parade, founded in 1904. The objectives of these parades was to improve the general condition and treatment of London's working horses and to encourage drivers to take a humane interest in the welfare of their animals. There is a wide variety of breeds of animal ranging from donkeys to Dutch Friesians and Gelderlander's, to magnificent heavy horses. (Getty Images)