A history lesson before your eyes – The historic London Harness Horse Parade

The famous London Harness Horse Parade will again takes place at the South of England Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex on Easter Monday.  The 2022 parade will take place on the 18th April 2022, at the South of England Showground.

This unusual Easter spectacle is a chance for the whole family to experience the sights and sounds of old England and see the history of transportation before their eyes. See how everything from eggs to beer was transported.   Over 100 horse drawn vehicles and carriages, from Shetlands to Shires, will take part from all over Britain, together with a parade of the earliest motor cars, vintage tractors and historic motorcycles.  There’s also a chance to take a ride back in time on the Fullers Brewery Dray pulled by two of their magnificent Shires.


08:00 – Public admission gates open
09:30 – Carriages may enter the parade route
10:15 – Inspections and judging starts
12:30 – Parade and presentation of awards
14:00 – Parade ends

All times are subject to alteration.

Entrance fee

  • Adults – £10
  • Children – Free

Free Car Parking

There is plenty of free car parking available at the South of England Centre

Directions & Public Transport

Showground location, directions & Public Transport.

Coaches can be catered for, please contact the Secretary for further information.


Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads and under strict control at all times.