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Some members of the Group were invited to 'meet and greet' the reindeer at Windsor Castle before they pulled Father Christmas through the streets in the annual Windsor Reindeer Parade.  Many thanks to Terry Pendry, the Queen's Stud Groom, for inviting us.

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Preparing for our last drive of the year with tinsel all round and mince pies afterwards!

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Coworth Park Hotel very kindly invited members of the Group for a tour of the polo stables followed by their delicious afternoon tea. 

Many thanks to the staff at Coworth Park for their hospitality and making it such an enjoyable afternoon.

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The Group had its annual visit to Windsor Home Park.  We were lucky with the weather again and had three great drives by the river and a picnic at the cricket pavilion.

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We had a picnic in Valley Gardens to celebrate the 40th anniversary of carriage driving in the RDA. 

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The next day, Sue and Sally went to the Unicorn Centre in Stow on the Wold for the RDA's celebration event attended by Princess Anne. Sally accepted an award from Princess Anne on behalf of Brigid in recognition of her own 40 years' contribution to carriage driving with the Windsor and Ascot Group.  Cake and fizz all round!

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The group was very lucky to be invited to visit the Royal Mews at Windsor Castle where we were given a tour by Terry Pendry, the Queen's Stud Groom. Twenty seven of us went and everyone had a wonderful time.   We saw  lots of beautiful horses including the Queen's riding pony Emma and Storm, one of the Windsor Greys.  Other highlights were seeing the Indoor Riding School built for Queen Victoria where Buffalo Bill performed his Wild West show with Annie Oakley and the state carriages. 

Frank Rainsborough took some great photos - some are here and there are lots more in the Photo Gallery.

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