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King's Troop horses wow crowds at country fair

For the first time in ten years, The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery wowed crowds at this year's Chatsworth Country Fair. The troop showcased their incredible skills in the arena with several Four Gun Musical Drive performances.

The Four Gun Musical Drive is one of the most impressive, synchronised displays of horsemanship and gunnery in the world. The four WW1 era guns were drawn by teams of six horses, with drivers and gunners having to work together precisely to execute the complex manoeuvres.

In a break from tradition, the display was accompanied by contemporary music including AC/DC and Status Quo.

The Chatsworth Country Fair is a three-day event held in the grounds of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. It is a celebration of the countryside, with a wide variety of attractions, including food, crafts, livestock, and entertainment.

The Troop’s performance at the Fair was a highlight of the event where troop's precision and skill amazed and entertained audiences of all ages.

The fair also featured other attractions, such as hot air balloon flights, parachute display teams, and daring aerobatics. The show was opened by Alan Titchmarsh MBE with other celebrities such Dame Mary Berry also in attendance.

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery is the Saluting Battery of His Majesty’s Household Troops and is the senior unit of the British Army when on parade with its guns, which are their Colours and treated with extraordinary reverence.

It was formed in 1947 at the express wish of King George VI, to fire Royal Gun Salutes in London on royal anniversaries and to take part in the grand occasions of State (including State Visits, State Opening of Parliament and State Funerals).

The Troop is based in Woolwich, South East London and is comprised of 170 personnel alongside 120 horses.