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The Queen to name a new police horse in Somerset during a bumper day of engagements

The Queen will travel to Somerset next week for a bumper day of engagements which will see her name a new police horse.

Her Majesty will visit the rural county on Thursday 28th April where she will conduct three engagements.

The 92-year-old monarch’s first engagement of the day will be at Manor Farm Stables – the home of ten times jump racing Champion Trainer, Paul Nicholls.

At the stables, Her Majesty will be introduced to Mr Nicholls who will proceed to the yard to give The Queen a view of the horses on parade.

Representatives from The University of Bath will also be at the stables to meet The Queen where they will inform the monarch about research projects on equestrian sport spinal injuries and racehorse welfare.

The Queen will then visit King’s Bruton – an independent coeducational school founded in 1519. The visit will mark 500 years since the school was established.

Here, Her Majesty will officially open the school’s new music centre, where she will meet students and listen to a performance by the choir.

A highlight of the visit to King’s Bruton will no doubt be towards the end when Her Majesty will also officially name a new Avon and Somerset Police horse.

Police horses in Avon and Somerset are named after people and places connected with the area. Names of some horses who have already served on the force include Cabot, Jubilee, Lewis, Clifton and, Brunel.

For her final engagement of the day, The Queen will visit Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and multi-purpose arts centre located at Durslade Farm. The gallery showcases art, architecture and the surrounding Somerset landscape through innovative exhibitions of contemporary art, and hosts talks, seminars, screenings and educational workshops for local schools.

Here, Her Majesty will meet local schoolchildren taking part in a creative workshop, as well as former artist-in-residence Catherine Goodman.

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