Household Cavalry at Royal Hospital Chelsea for LGCT London Spectacular
Photo: Household Cavalry Musical Ride
The spectacular Household Cavalry Musical Ride will be a star attraction at the Longines Global Champions Tour of London next month at the historic venue of Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Three performances of the Household Cavalry Musical Ride will complement an exhilirating weekend of top-level show jumping, featuring the world’s best riders and horses, including Great Britain’s Olympic champions. Once again this year the Chelsea Pensioners will take part in prize-giving ceremonies after the LGCT and GCL competitions adding to the powerful sense of history and tradition at the venue.
The famous Household Cavalry Musical Ride will deliver exciting equestrian entertainment each day from 3rd to 5th August. Today’s much-loved Musical Ride was born in 1882 when the Household Cavalry first performed a series of manoeuvres to music at The Royal Tournament. Since then it has been enjoyed with great passion both by the British public and audiences around the world. The Household Cavalry is the Queen’s official bodyguard and is made up of the most senior regular regiments of the British Army and provide Her Majesty’s escort when visiting Heads of State are in Britain.
Visitors to the Longines Global Champions Tour of London, the 13th leg of the world’s premier show jumping circuit which spans Europe, Asia, Middle East and The Americas, will see the horsemanship skills of the mounted regiment in action against the unique backdrop of Royal Hospital Chelsea. The Household Cavalry Musical Ride, which includes the beloved Drum Horses, is made up of soldiers from the Life Guards and The Blues and Royals dressed in their full ceremonial uniforms for their adrenaline-fuelled display.
The Household Cavalry Musical Ride will take place every evening during the three-day feast of world class show jumping.