Competition: meet the horses at Hampton Court Palace

Apr 2, 2015 by

Meet_Henrys_Horses_2Do you have any animal lovers at home? If so, you might be interested in this fab local competition, to meet and groom Henry VIII’s Great Horses at Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 30th May 2015.

The competition is open to all ages and the lucky winner can bring up to 4 guests along to enjoy the prize, making this an ideal prize for a local family who’d like to enjoy a morning at the stables together.

The winning group will enjoy a behind-the-scenes visit at Hampton Court Palace stables, to meet the Shire horses and help to prepare them for the day, ensuring that their grooming is up to standard to work in front of a Royal Palace. You’ll try your hand at harnessing, and polishing the brasses until they gleam. Then you can come onto the box seat and drive a lap of honour on the tram before the gardens are open to the public… while you breakfast on the hoof!

To enter the competition, visit



The competition closes at midnight on the 16th of May, and the winner will be selected at random upon closure.

The competition is being run by Operation Centaur, an organisation based in Richmond Park & Hampton Court, working with shire horses on many projects including equine assisted therapy for with people with autism and local conservation projects with volunteers. To keep up to date with their exciting local activities, such as carriage rides and behind the scenes visits, you can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.


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