Charing Hooden Horse

Where: Charing, Kent at the Church of St Peter and St Paul
When: Spring Bank Holiday Monday (end of May) BUT NOT IN 2016!
Time: From 11 am onwards


The Hooden Horse is the traditional Kent form of the hobby horse and used to be active at Whitsuntide, but is now fixed to the more convenient Spring Bank Holiday instead. After the 11am church service, the horse prances and snaps at people (including the Vicar) and the local East Kent Morris Men perform 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.

In 2017 Spring Bank Holiday will be on Monday May 29th – as the event took a break in 2016, I shall be checking if it’s happening in 2017 so watch this space…so far though I’ve made contact the event has not been confirmed yet…

Click here for the East Kent Morris website :

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