Avon and Somerset Police’s latest recruit has been given the Royal seal of approval.
The latest horse to join the force’s mounted team was today (Thursday 28 March) named Windsor by Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to East Somerset today.
The seven-year-old black gelding, which stands at 17 hands high, has been with the force for the past nine months, undergoing specialist training.
His rider and trainer is PC Kath Pitman. She has been with the mounted section for the past 17 years.
Windsor was formally named by Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to the Bruton area of Somerset today.
Meet Jubilee (named in 2012) and Windsor, Avon and Somerset Police’s newest recruit @ASPoliceHorses, officially named by The Queen today before going on the hunt for polo treat #RoyalVisitSomerset pic.twitter.com/M0tNqEoAim
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) March 28, 2019
Avon and Somerset Police’s chief constable Andy Marsh, who attended the naming of Windsor, said:
“We are delighted to have had this unique opportunity of having one of our horses officially named by The Queen.
It is our second horse to be named by Her Majesty in the space of seven years, which is a rare achievement. Having both horses – Jubilee and Windsor – together today for the Royal visit was quite special for us.”
— ASPoliceHorses (@ASPoliceHorses) March 28, 2019