Friday Video from World Equestrian Brands: A Horse Walks Into a Bar (Sort Of)

When a friend first sent me this video, I called shenanigans. “This is fake. Some kind of publicity stunt. No way a horse just wandered into a cafeteria kitchen.”

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that this was no organized stunt — yep, this was really a Thoroughbred in a track kitchen. According to, the four-year-old filly Rosamaria spooked at a camera on her walk back to the stables after a mile handicap race at Redcar in the UK, got away from her groom and wandered loose on her own right into the stable lads’ canteen.

Fortunately for everyone involved, Rosamaria is a pretty quiet lady, and the women who work behind the counter are good horsewomen themselves and were able to get the filly turned back around without further incident.


Excitement at Redcar Races as a loose one gets in to the stables lads canteen! #onlyracing #hungrypony #goracing

Posted by Simon Waugh Racing on Monday, May 22, 2017

It’s unknown whether Rosamaria ordered the daily sandwich special or if she left empty-handed.
Horses, I tell ya. They keep us on our toes. Go riding!