England's Household Cavalry Musical Ride display impressed a billionaire Arab sheik that he will be flying 30 horses and riders to Abu Dhabi. The Daily Mail reports that Sheik Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, part of the ruling family of Abu Dhabi, has arranged for a specially adapted Boeing 747 jet for the horses to travel in. The riders will travel on business class flights and stay in top hotels and grooms and a vet will also be along for the ride. The trip is estimated to cost £250,000. This will be the first time the unit has traveled outside Europe.
Sheik Mansoor Bin Zayed Al Nahyan happens to be an accomplished horse rider who has won racing competitions. He owns 52 of his own racehorses. The horses and riders performed for Abu Dhabi government representatives in Hyde Park today, you can see more of the horses and the routines in the gallery below.
Gallery: The Highland Cavalry Performs