Charing Hooden Horse

Where: Formerly Charing, Kent at the Church of St Peter and St Paul
When: Formerly Spring Bank Holiday Monday (end of May)
Time: Formerly from 11 am onwards


The Hooden Horse is the traditional Kent form of the hobby horse and used to be active at Whitsuntide, but was then fixed to the more convenient Spring Bank Holiday instead. After the 11am church service, the horse pranced  and snapped at people (including the Vicar) and the local East Kent Morris Men performed in front of the nearby Bishops Palace before moving on the the neighbouring village of Westwell.

Helpful Hints

The church is at the end of Market Place, off High Street.

The event has currently lapsed – if you know any different let me know!

Click here for the East Kent Morris website :


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