Edinburgh Riding of the Marches.
September 16, 2018.
Around 20,000 people swarmed the streets of Edinburgh to watch the historic Riding of the Marches – and War Horse Memorial had a special role in the event as the city marked the centenary of the end of the First World War.
More than 300 horses and riders representing towns and villages from all over Scotland galloped around the boundaries of the capital before parading up the Royal Mile led by the Lord Provost Frank Ross, High Constables, the Deacon Convener of the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh and a procession of pipes and drums. And we were there too, to present the Lord Provost with the final of our four bronze horseshoes with full view of the crowds below atop the Mercat Cross. The other three horseshoes have already been gifted to the Lord Mayors of Belfast, Cardiff and London, to signify the service and sacrifice that horses, mules and donkeys made from all four corners of the UK.