Royalty in the Equine Industry

The Royal family have always been ingrained in the British equine industry. The Queen has been a breeder herself for over 65 years. Her passion for horses has also influenced her family and the Royal family have a truly stable relationship with the horses and the industry.

Zara Phillips, Grand-daughter of the Queen is a British Equestrian and was also voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2006. Zara’s mother, The Princess Royal, also won the same award in 1971, the year she won the individual European Three-Day Event at Burghley. The love of horses is not only in sports participation, but also in involvement with charities in the equine and veterinary industries.

Coupled with a long standing love of the industry is a consistent drive for high quality products and services within the industry, as well as the economy as a whole. The Royal Warrant has become a very firm seal of approval from the Queen and the Royal family. 

What is a Royal Warrant?

The Royal Warrant is based on recognition for quality suppliers who have provided 5 consecutive years of service or products to the houses of HM the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH Prince of Wales. Awards of the Royal Warrant are prestigious and highly regarded. Symbolic of high standards, exceptional customer service, quality and pride in product and service delivery, the Royal Warrant is held by around 800 traders.

How are Royal Warrants granted?

Granted by only 3 members of the Royal family (HM the Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH Prince of Wales) only, the Royal Warrant is granted to a person rather than a company and is usually held for 5 years. The range of warrants issued includes traditional trades such as butchers, bakers and tailors to creative, innovative and technological companies. All are equally important in the running of the Royal households and are a strong testament to the dedication to excellence, pride and prestige in British companies.

More information about the Royal Warrant can be found here: http://www.royalwarrant.org/index.php