Hungerford Arcade “Horses for Courses”

Hungerford Arcade was very excited when the Thames Valley Mounted Police arrived outside the Town Hall in Hungerford to meet and talk to the people of the town.  They were soon surrounded by children and adults alike, eager to find out about the horses, their riders and the work that they do.

Hungerford Arcade TV Police Horses Blog May 2017

L-R Mounted Police Officer Spencer Kervin & Trojan. Mounted Police Officer Samantha Silk & Mallory

Thames Valley Police is the largest non-metropolitan police force in England and Wales. they police the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and serve a diverse population of more than two million, plus six million visitors who come to Thames Valley each year.

Hungerford Arcade TV Police Horses Blog May 2017

The horses are very patient and full of character and are a joy to be near.  Their duties include crowd control, official ceremonies and PR work.  When the police career of these very brave horses is over, they go to the countryside for a well earned happy retirement.

 

Hungerford Arcade Police Horses Blog May 2017

Hungerford Arcade Manager Rita Kibble making a fuss of Mallory

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