The Parade’s theme is ‘London Welcomes The World’ and celebrates our vibrant, multi-cultural society and the visitors who flock to our capital from all over the world. On the 1st January 2019, London will see Norwegian, Spanish, German, Dutch, American horses stepping out along with their equine friends from the United Kingdom in the party like no other.
Joining them will be little miniature horse and TV star Azlan who is an experienced parade horse (the past three years he has strutted his stuff across the big city).
Azlan is a 10-year-old Appaloosa Falabella stallion, who stands at just 32 inches tall. This year Azlan and owner Hannah have been given the theme of the Antarctic, Azlan will be going as a reindeer and Hannah will be going as an Eskimo!
No stranger to the limelight, the pair were featured on a TV Show called “Teach My Pet To Do That” which was presented by Alexander Armstrong. “The challenge was to train Azlan to answer the door to the sound of a doorbell, which he did incredibly well and we came home with a trophy for “Pet Of The Day” Explains Hannah.
The LNYDP is a free family event and has taken place every year since 1987 with All The Queen’s Horses participating since 2012. Around 500,000 spectators attend the event every year, and the route runs from Piccadilly near Green Park to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall to Parliament Square.
The parade starts at noon, and you can catch All The Queen’s Horses from 1 pm onwards. Enjoy one of London’s highlights with its a unique equestrian angle.