About Horseman's Sunday:
Annual celebration of London's horsemen and horsewomen. The vicar of St. John's Church in Hyde Park leads a cavalcade of over 100 horses and riders to the church in order to celebrate horse riding in the heart of London.
The horses gather on the forecourt of the church for a blessing, followed by a ride-past and a presentation of rosettes. The Lord Mayor of Westminster usually attends along with local MPs and community leaders.
The annual Horseman's Sunday celebrations began in 1968 to highlight the need to maintain stables along the north of Hyde Park. It has become a unique local institution attracting local residents, tourists, and horse lovers.
The Reverend Stephen Mason, vicar of St. John's says, "This occasion is one of the most colorful events in the Hyde Park calendar. After all, how often do you get to see a cloaked member of the clergy on horseback these days?"
Hyde Park Crescent
Tel: 020 7262 1732
Nearest Tube Stations:
- Marble Arch
- Lancaster Gate
12 noon: Horseman's Cavalcade (The vicar is on a horse too!)