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Our Projects – video

Our Projects – video

Our projects with the last working herd of Shire horses in Richmond Park, London. Projects include heritage skills in conservation and agriculture, transportation, discovery, learning and therapy. Our work is dedicated to the protection and survival of the Shire horse breed. Operation Centaur promotes the breed, protects the heritage and provides opportunities for learning about…

An Evening of Music and Dancing Horses

July 10th 2016 – Ham House Stables in association with Ham Polo Club are organising an evening of music and dancing horses to support Operation Centaur. The event at Ham Polo Club will include a world premier of “Gypsy” style music from the talented composer and violinist, David Le Page, supported by the Harborough Collective. Before the main concert starts Minette Rice Edwards,…

Ride with us! Centaur Horse Shares

Ride with us! Centaur Horse Shares

Launching in May 2016 we are delighted to introduce Centaur Horse Shares – a unique and affordable opportunity to enjoy regular riding. In taking up a Centaur Horse Share you can experience some of the joys of owning a horse – but we take care of the commitment and added expenses. Riding out from our…

JIM (1983-2015)

JIM (1983-2015)

Jim was a Dutch-born Shire Horse whose working life took him to Germany to pull a trade carriage. A photo of a car crashed into the carriage with Jim’s expression of puzzlement (when most horses would have bolted) proved he was a mature, safe horse, perfect to start work at Hampton Court Palace some ten…Continue Reading

Baroness Kramer launches Winter Rides

Baroness Kramer launches Winter Rides

Horse-drawn carriage rides raising money for “exceptional charity work”, says Baroness Kramer. This winter, you can experience Richmond Park like never before. A timeless carriage, drawn by a pair of grey horses is available for rides in the Park. The two hour experience starts with a behind the scenes tour of the stables and refreshments,…Continue Reading

Simon Weston and ‘Nelson’

When Simon Weston asked if we could provide a Shire horse for the launch of his new childrens’ book featuring a Shire, we didn’t think twice.  Jim was re-christened for the day, and the whole team went to Hyde Park for the day.  As you can see from the pictures, Jim loves the camera.  And…Continue Reading

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