EXPERIENCES ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Acclaimed illustrator Jim Stoten is the creative force behind the Mr Tweed series of children‘s books. His unique style – playful, bustling scenes brimming with a sense of fun and discovery – perfectly brings out the magical experience of the Land Rover Above and Beyond Tour from a child‘s perspective.
If you’re into competitive equestrianism, it doesn’t get much better than the Royal Windsor Horse Show, held in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Undoubtedly the largest and most prestigious outdoor event of its kind in the UK, this is the place to see international show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competition at its highest level. Her Majesty The Queen, the show‘s patron, and Prince Philip attend every year. But on this sunny Saturday morning, the horses aren’t getting much of a look in, at least from the younger members of the crowd. No, their attention is very much drawn to a large area behind the main arena. An area where a fleet of bright white Land Rover vehicles are doing the craziest things – climbing up impossible inclines, negotiating near-vertical descents, tilting sideways at terrifying angles. And, if that weren’t enough, there are mini-sized Series I Land Rover vehicles that children can drive themselves, and remote-control Defender vehicles, too. Today’s Land Rover Above and Beyond Tour is full of thrills. Especially if you happen to be well under driving age... BOSS BABY Also known as the ‘Huey Kids’ cars, this six-strong fleet of beautifully made mini Series I Land Rover vehicles – in authentic Grasmere Green – debuted at last year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials. With a staff of Land Rover attendants to guide the kids around the diminutive, hay bale-lined track, these pint-sized Land Rover vehicles – limited to a top speed of 10 mph – have since provided more than 3,000 youngsters with their very first driving experience. And if you’re five years old, like Charlie Warman, simple words can’t express the feeling of taking the wheel on your own. After two thrilling 5 mph laps of the course, the wide-eyed, slack-jawed Charlie is taken by his father to join the line again for another go. YAHYA AGED 6 “CAN I HAVE ONE? PLEASE?” 43