Blessing of the horses at st Ippolyts church in Hitchin

This year I managed to attend a unique blessing of the horses at st Ippolyts church in Hitchin. St Ippolyts’ link to horses comes St Hippolytus who is the patron saint of horses, with sick horses said to have been blessed at St Ippolyts in the Middle Ages.

st Ippolyts Church Horse BlessingBlessing of the horses at st Ippolyts Church
st Ippolyts Church Horse BlessingBlessing of the horses at st Ippolyts Church
st Ippolyts Church Horse BlessingBlessing of the horses at st Ippolyts Church