Samuel Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey
|The Right Honourable
The Lord Vestey
Bt, KCVO, DL
Lord Vestey, Master of the Horse, riding to the Queen's Birthday Parade, 2009
|Born||19 March 1941|
|Residence||Stowell Park Estate|
|Education||Eton College; RMAS|
|Occupation||Chairman, Vestey Group|
Master of the Horse
|Predecessor||Samuel, 2nd Baron Vestey|
|Children||3 daus, 2 sons|
|Parent(s)||The Hon. William Vestey, Captain, Scots Guards
Samuel George Armstrong Vestey, 3rd Baron Vestey, Bt, KCVO, DL (born 19 March 1941) is a British peer, landowner, philanthropist and businessman. He serves as Master of the Horse in the Royal Household.
Samuel Vestey was born on 19 March 1941. He was educated at Eton College, before attending Sandhurst. He served as a Lieutenant in the Scots Guards. He is a great-grandson of the celebrated opera singer Dame Nellie Melba.
In popular culture
Vestey's battle with the native Australian Gurindji people over working conditions and native land claims was chronicled in Paul Kelly's song, "From Little Things Big Things Grow" originally released on his 1991 album Comedy. Vestey also features in Ted Egan's song Gurindji Blues, which is about the land rights and working conditions of Australian aboriginal people at Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory.
He was Chancellor (1988–1991) and Lord Prior of Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem (1991–2002) having been appointed Bailiff Grand Cross (GCStJ) in 1987. He became a Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 1982.
Lord Vestey has served as Master of the Horse in the Royal Household, to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom since 1999. He was appointed Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO) in the 2009 Birthday Honours.
- Royal Household website
- The London Gazette: . 13 June 2009.
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
|Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom|
The Rt Hon The Earl Peel
(Lord Chamberlain of The Household)
Master of the Horse
The Earl of Shrewsbury
The Lord Somerleyton
|Master of the Horse
Ralph, Baron Grey of Naunton
|Lord Prior of Saint John
1991 to 2002
Colonel Eric Barry