The Duchess of Cornwall attended events at the third day of the London International Horse Show Thursday evening. While the Prince of Wales made an appearance at the Kensington Palace staff holiday party, Camilla, a lifelong equestrian appeared to thoroughly enjoy herself at the event held at the Olympia.
Camilla gladly stood for a photograph with the Chilean Huasos. She posed alongside a unicorn and dancers clad in less than modest attire.
There were special guests at the event. These cowboys performed at the Bafta-award winning HMQ90 in 2016.
Director Palmas de Peñaflor Equestrian Squad, Alfredo Moreno previously spoke about his delight at being invited to perform at the prestigious event, saying: “We are thrilled to have been asked to perform at Olympia, it is a great opportunity for us to be able to showcase the Chilean Huasos.
“The team and I are really looking forward to entertaining the crowd at this year’s event.”
The horse show is a week-long event is host to many performances. It’s held at the London Olympia exhibition centre in West London. Camilla presented the Raymond Brooks-Ward trophy to Will Furlong.
She also presented the winning trophy to Sweden’s Peder Fredricson. He won the Musto Inside Edge Stakes. She was seen laughing with eventer and three-time medalist, Kristina Cook and Simon Brooks.
While in the President Box, the Duchess observed Britain’s riding leading lady, Laura Renwick’s ‘spectacular victory on Top Dollar Vl in The Cayenne Puissance.’
“That wall is huge and, having seen the other horses hit it, having been jumping really well, I knew it was a big ask,” said Laura afterwards. “I was a little bit lucky – I didn’t have the best stride and the horse really had to use his body to get over it.
“I’ve never won the Puissance outright and so to do it on an eight-year-old horse with not much experience but loads of scope and heart feels amazing. The atmosphere was electric.”