13th April 2009


To assist exhibitors to cope with ever spiralling costs, the Committee of the London Harness Horse Parade have taken the decision to reduce entry fees by ?5.00 for the 2009 Parade which takes place as usual on Easter Monday (13th April 2009) at the South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex.

Due to the generous sponsorship of Fullers Brewery, we are this year able to offer each exhibitor of Heavy Horses ?50 towards their travel costs, together with a refund of entry fees for entries forward. Heavy Horses are a vital part of the parade and it is hoped that this will encourage more Heavy Horse exhibitors to take part - be it a Trade Turnout, drawing an Agricultural Implement or taking part in the Decorated Harness class. Grateful thanks are passed to Fullers Brewery for their sponsorship support in this respect.

Visitors to the 2009 Parade will once again be able to see the static display of Horse Drawn vehicles. For the first time in 2009 there will be plaiting and harnessing demonstrations which should be of great interest to all spectators. It is also hoped to stage a display of Historic Vehicles to give visitors a chance to see the progression from horse drawn vehicles to the first motor cars. These new attractions will be joined by the old favourites such as the Fullers Brewery Dray Rides and the Pearly Kings and Queens, maintaining the Parades strong London Heritage.

The London Harness Horse Parade has always strived to maintain its strong traditions and family values and keep its exhibitors and supporters at its heart. We look forward to the return of many past exhibitors and to welcoming new faces.

Whether you join us as an exhibitor or spectator, Easter Monday really is a special day and needs putting in your diary. Steeped in tradition, the Parade offers onlookers a glimpse into a world gone by and for those participating, a chance to show off their best turnouts as well as meet up with friends and fellow enthusiasts.

For more information: Visit or phone 01737 646132.