Gentleman of the Horse
Gentleman of the Horse was a position in the stables department of the British Royal Court, subordinate only to the Master of Horse. It occurred from 1693 until abolished in 1782, and carried a salary of £256.
The post was revived in 1828, with a salary of £500. The title of the post was subsequently changed to Crown Equerry.
List of Gentlemen of the Horse
- 1691–1702: Henry Ireton
- 1702–1708: William Walsh
- 1708–1710: Thomas Meredyth
- 1710–1717: Conyers Darcy
- 1717–1736: Hon. Henry Berkeley
- 1737–1746: Hon. James Brudenell
- 1747–1760: Hon. William Keppel
- 1760–1782: Richard Berenger
Post abolished in 1782
Post revived in 1828
- R.O. Bucholz, 'The stables: Gentleman of the Horse ', Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (revised): Court Officers, 1660-1837 (2006), pp. 605. . Date accessed: 26 October 2008
- Author of R. Berenger, The History and Art of Horsemanship, 2 vols. (T. Davies and T. Cadell, London 1771). Read here. See W.P. Courtney, revised S.J. Skedd, 'Berenger, Richard (bap. 1719, d. 1782), courtier and equestrian,' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.