As many as 21 of The Queen’s horses were chased out of their field leaving drivers fearing for their lives after the animals charged onto the roads.
Some of Her Majesty’s horses were hit by vehicles as they travelled as far as six miles away from the fields where they are based.
The horses, which belong to The Household Cavalry, were let out of their field in Melton Mowbray causing “absolute carnage” according to those at the scene.
According to the Daily Telegraph, the horses were reportedly seen being chased out of their field by three people on motorbikes who were beeping their horns and revving their engines.
Leicester Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident which lasted for over three hours.
Some drivers caught up in the incident took to social media, expressing that they were lucky to be alive following the stampede.
On Facebook, one woman wrote: “Very lucky to be here to tell the tale as I honestly thought me and my mum would be killed.
“After avoiding a head on with another vehicle to emergency stopping on the verge to then have 21 horses charging at you smashing the car as it passed with glass landing all over me while screaming at my mum to stay down trying to cover her while whipping her seat back.
“Such a horrific incident. I hope when the mindless people are caught they get the book thrown at them as this could have resulted in numerous fatalities.
The Ministry of Defence said that all of the horses were all returned safely to their base.
A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a number of military horses were released from the Defence Animal Training Regiment fields late on August 4.
“All horses were subsequently returned to the stables and are making a good recovery.
“The Ministry of Defence is particularly grateful to members of the local community, the police and veterinary staff from Nottingham University, who helped to get the situation under control and the horses home so quickly.”