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Operation Centaur is an organization set up to promote the relevance of the horse as a contemporary working animal in partnership with humans. This takes the form of heritage skills in conservation and agriculture, transportation, discovery, learning and therapy.


At Operation Centaur, humans and horses alike work together sustainably, mainly in the privileged spaces of London’s Royal Parks and Historic Royal Palaces. While some of our work is commercial, a number of projects are charitable and free at the point of delivery.


Operation Centaur maintains the last working herd of Shire horses in London, and is dedicated to the protection and survival of the breed. As a Shire Horse Society ‘Approved Visitor Centre’ Operation Centaur promotes the breed, protects the heritage and provides opportunities for learning about these magnificent working horses.

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