Historical Event, Sat 9 Sep 2017, free entry
The Sheriffs Ride at Lichfield is a boundary marking custom – around 100 smartly turned-out horsemen and women accompany the Sheriff on a sixteen mile trek around the parish. The officials of the party only assemble in front of the Guildhall for brief speeches and toasts before joining the main cavalcade on The Friary.
Races take place in the afternoon and the cavalcade returns to town to be met by the Sword and Mace bearers who escort the company back to the Guildhall to be greeted by the Dean of the Cathedral. The custom dates back to the Sixteenth Century when the town was given a charter with the right to appoint its own Sheriff.
|Sat 9 Sep 2017||10:00 to 18:00|