PICTURES: Household Cavalry enjoys annual trip to Holkham beach

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach in north Norfolk

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach in north Norfolk - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Stunning images have captured the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach during its 'working holiday' in Norfolk. 

The regiment's Life Guards visited the north Norfolk coast on Monday (July 4), allowing horses and riders to make the most of Holkham's beautiful open sands.

Horses making a splash during the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's trip to Holkham beach

Horses making a splash during the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's trip to Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

On what was a beautiful sunny morning, the horses also enjoyed cooling off in the chilly North Sea. 

It was not all fun and games, however.

The Life Guards from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach

The Life Guards from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

The regiment used its trip to the coast to hone a host of equestrian and military skills, as well as build the bond between horse and rider.

The Household Cavalry has been come to Norfolk for 'summer camp' over a number of years.

A horse from the Household Cavalry rolling in the sand at Holkham beach

A horse from the Household Cavalry rolling in the sand at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

While there is work involved, staying in Nelson's County for a month is an opportunity for personnel to recharge their batteries following a busy ceremonial season.

Its annual open day at Bodney Camp, near Watton, was cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions, but is due to return on Saturday, July 16. 

The Household Cavalry in the sea at Holkham beach

The Household Cavalry in the sea at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment gallop along Holkham beach

Horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment gallop along Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

A horse making a splash during the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's trip to Holkham beach

A horse making a splash during the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment's trip to Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment honed its equestrian and military skills on Holkham beach

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment honed its equestrian and military skills on Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Horses and riders from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment take a dip at Holkham beach

Horses and riders from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment take a dip at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment enjoyed a trip to Holkham beach in north Norfolk

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment enjoyed a trip to Holkham beach in north Norfolk - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Horses from the Household Cavalry head into the water at Holkham beach

Horses from the Household Cavalry head into the water at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach in north Norfolk

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment at Holkham beach in north Norfolk - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Horses charge through the water at Holkham beach

Horses charge through the water at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk

Horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment take a dip at Holkham beach

Horses from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment take a dip at Holkham beach - Credit: christaylorphoto.co.uk