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Catalogue code: AP385
In this impressive equestrian Presentation Pack, which has been beautifully illustrated by Robert M. Ball, author and lecturer Dr Elaine Walker charts the evolution of man’s relationship with horses and the role they have played in human life, labour and culture. It also includes all six Special Stamps, making it a superb addition to any collection and a great gift for every animal lover.
Riding for the Disabled Association
The RDA enables around 30,000 disabled people a year to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of equestrian activities and the close bond that exists between horses and humans.
The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery is responsible for drawing the gun carriages for State and military funerals and also firing Royal Salutes on State occasions.
While lorries may deliver beer barrels more quickly, many breweries still retain their drays for narrow, winding lanes, as well as the promotional benefits of these lovely Shire horses.
Royal Mews Carriage Horses
Windsor Greys have been drawing carriages for the Royal Family since the reign of Queen Victoria, and together with 20 Bays they are integral to State and Royal occasions.
Originally used to chase highwaymen, today’s Police Horses offer an approachable means of community policing, as well as an imposing way to manage large or unruly crowds.
A variety of ponies and draught horses work in forestry, shielding delicate environments from the harm that vehicles would cause, while at the same time protecting the future of their breeds.
Design Michael Denny and Harold Batten
Stamp format /size Landscape 41mm x 30mm
Printer International Security Printers
Print process Lithography
Perforation 14.5 x 14
Phosphor All over
Number per sheet 25/50
Riding for the Disabled Association photograph by Phil Sayer; The King’s Troop Ceremonial Horses © Sam Churchill/Demotix/Corbis; Dray Horses photograph by John Wildgoose; Royal Mews Carriage Horses photograph by Pawel Libera — Royal Collection Trust /© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013; Police Horses photograph by John Ross; Forestry Horse © Marc Hill/Alamy Pack Design: Jack Renwick Studio Words: Dr Elaine Walker