The London Harness Horse Parade

A Parade of Harness Horses, Ponies & Donkeys


Easter Monday - 17th April 2017

The London Harness Horse Parade will be held on Easter Monday, 17th April 2017, at the South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6TL.

For all enquiries contact the Parade Secretary.

The London Harness Horse Parade as it is known today takes place annually on Easter Monday at The South of England Centre, Sussex. 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. The Parade in its present form is actually an amalgam of two traditional parades - the London Cart Horse Parade, which was founded in 1885, and the London Van Horse Parade, which was founded in 1904.

More history

The Worshipful Company of Loriners' Newcomer Award

For new exhibitors or exhibitors who have not entered the London Harness Horse Parade within the last 5 years. This will be determined by the Parade Secretary's records of entries based on the exhibitor and not the animal(s) or vehicle. All entries which qualify will receive a special rosette and a copy of the Centenary History Book "Parade", in addition to any other prizes. Only entries that come forward for judging at the parade will be eligible for this award. The first 12 eligible entries will receive a refund of 12 towards their entry fee.

Download a schedule and entry form.

London Harness Horse Parade on BBC's Countryfile

The 2007 parade was filmed by the BBC for Countryfile, the cameras were with us all day, with many key people interviewed. The programme was broadcast on Sunday 15th April 2007, at 11:00.