Horse Display in the Heart of Historic Hereford at the Hereford Country Fair

by | Aug 6, 2017 | Equestrian Displays, World War One: Horses and Heroes Display

Marc and I love Hereford!  It was one of the places Marc lived when he was growing up and since we moved here 5 years ago, when I’ve had time, I’ve loved exploring the Independent Quarter and marvelling in the delights that the new ‘Old Market Hereford’ has bought to Herefordshire.  So we were delighted that we got the chance to perform at the annual Hereford Country Fair last weekend.

And what a fair it was! I remember looking up to see RAF parachuters flying in over the top of our heads and the horses with flares streaming behind them as they landed right on cue in the centre of the main arena.

We were there to celebrate and remember the role horses played during The Great War 1914-1918, both at home and on the front line.  This was the last major war in the western world which saw horses still play a major part in the outcome – not as you may think charging in to battle, but instead providing essential transportation of goods, guns and essential supplies.

Here at The Cavalry of Heroes, we perform with a magical blend of horsemanship and theatre, and it could not have been more true last weekend.  Taking the wonderful Hereford show audience on a tour-de-force of emotions as they experienced the journey of three young lads as they joined the war.

We also learned a lot about the workers and the working conditions in the munitions factories during World War One and World War Two and how when the one in Rotherwas was bombed not many survived and the names of those who died have not been released.  BBC Hereford and Worcester are campaigning to have the names of these workers released so that they may be commemorated.  Some of the survivors were recognised at the Fair this year in a poignant ceremony.

The tricks on the horses were great fun and more adventurous than ever with a daring display from our local farmer showing the lads how it’s done and even managing to doff his cap to the VIP tent as he raced past.

Herefordshire Country Fair - WW1 Horses and Heroes - Trick Riding - I doff my cap

This Historic Show was full of remembrance and gratitude and we were proud to be a part of it.  Thank you to all the organisers who do so much work behind the scenes to bring these events to us and to everyone who came and saw us and met the horses (And yes, Curioso did have a bath as soon as he got home after a celebratory roll at the end of the last performance when he was back in his paddock!).

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From all the team and horses here at The Cavalry of Heroes, have an epic rest of the day!

The Cavalry of Heroes xx 

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Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Trainer and Founder of The Cavalry of Heroes

Ever wondered what it takes to train the horses?  Marc shares his knowledge in thoughtful videos and posts about how he develops his relationship and trust with his horses over time.  Click here for Marc Lovatt Horsemanship.

HIstorical Horses

HIstorical Horses

with Catherine Anderson-Lovatt

Interested in the history of horses?  Ever thought about how much we owe to our amazing relationship with these magnificent animals?  In Historical Horses Catherine explores the role horses has played in our history

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Published by The Cavalry of Heroes

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Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Trainer and Founder of The Cavalry of Heroes

Ever wondered what it takes to train the horses?  Marc shares his knowledge in thoughtful videos and posts about how he develops his relationship and trust with his horses over time.

HIstorical Horses

with Catherine Anderson-Lovatt

Interested in the history of horses?  Ever thought about how much we owe to our amazing relationship with these magnificent animals?  In Historical Horses Catherine explores the role horses has played in our history

Explore Further

Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

Ever wondered what it takes to train the horses?  Marc shares his knowledge in thoughtful videos and posts about how he develops his relationship and trust with his horses over time.  Click here for Marc Lovatt Horsemanship.

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Meet the Horses

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Events Calendar

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