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New police horse Windsor wins Royal seal of approval

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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 named Windsor by Her Majesty The Queen during her visit to East Somerset on Thursday 28 March.

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.

Joining Windsor at the naming ceremony was Jubilee, who was named by The Queen during the UK Jubilee Tour visit to Yeovil in 2012.

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens, who attended the naming of Windsor: said: “We were delighted to welcome The Queen to Somerset and to have this unique opportunity of having one of our horses officially named by Her Majesty.”

Avon and Somerset Police’s Chief Constable Andy Marsh, who also attended the naming of Windsor, added: “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.”

Posted on Monday 1st April 2019
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