Zacron at The Royal Windsor Horse Show 2011
meets the world of equestrian excellence.
Zacron was delighted to be invited to judge the entrants of the British Drivers
Association of which His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh K.G. K.T.
is The Patron.
The occasion was The Laurent Perrier Meet of the British Driving Association.
More than thirty carriages gathered in The Copper Horse Arena for close inspection,
grooms in attendance, including staff from the Stables of the Royal Mews. The standard
of both the carriages and the horses, including Shetland ponies were the highest in
Great Britain. The Drivers, their passengers and postillion passengers and guards, were
impeccably dressed, some in formal driving attire, others in National Costume.
The occasion was one of supreme elegance, great dignity, even high fashion.
Much credit and thanks must go to stable staff who worked so hard and devotedly
behind the scenes, they contributed to the supremely high standard.
The sun shone brilliantly between the trees, showing the procession at its best.
Impeccable paintwork, shining bridles and halters, the Spanish carriage, adorned heavily
with clusters of bells, combined magic with romance as groomed horses trotted
energetically beside the river. Many horses synchronised their strides perfectly, lifting
their front legs in a coordinated dressage.
The artist was afforded every courtesy as drivers lifted their caps, classical bowlers
and silk top hats giving a sense of timelessness to the event. Seldom has a British Artist
received such acknowledgment and hospitality from a Royal procession.
Zacron was presented to John Peacock the Chief Steward for Driving, also Bob Elliot The
Ring Guard (see above) and was attended by two delightful escorts for the day.
Accompanied by ArtShot international's Celebrity Photographer the party of five then
drove in a state of the art Range Rover to strategic locations around the Royal Park and
Queen's gardens in order to view the Drivers and their equestrian teams in full motion.
The final judging took place in The Castle Arena in front of the Royal Box where Zacron
was engaged in conversation with His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh (above).
Zacron received the cast bronze award and rosette from a member of the Queen's Guard
and presented the rosettes to Paul White who won the much coveted award for the
most elegant carriage, horses and driver at the Royal Horse Show.
Jim Corbett, President of The British Driving Society greeted Zacron in the members
Restaurant overlooking the Castle Arena and commented that he thought the winner an
Zacron was then invited to attend the Royal Box in the company of Her Majesty The
Queen and His Magesty The Duke of Edinburgh.
For your Reference - http:/www.rwhs.co.uk/ Event site
http://www.britishdrivingsociety.co.uk/index.htm Society site
Location Photography ArtShot International - Zacron DACS 2011 All rights reserved.
By kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen.
Zacron wishes to thank Tess Styles for her kind hospitality also to Phil Hewitt and
Robert Styles for their vision and support.
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