Breaking visitor and temperature records at Berkeley Castle May Jousting Show

by | May 10, 2018 | Equestrian Displays, Horses, Knights on Horseback, Medieval, Medieval Jousting Displays | 0 comments

What a weekend! Amazing crowds and the most beautiful weather at Berkeley Castle. We were joined by Past Times Living History Group to put on a medieval extravaganza fun day for the whole family.

Not only did we have four Knights fighting it out to be crowned tournament champion, Henry VIII and all his six wives were also in attendance. To quote one particularly enthralled visitor “I’ve learnt more about Henry VIII and his wives in 30 minutes than I did when I was at school, just brilliant”

Overall all I’m pleased to say that we broke yet another venue’s all time visitor record, with record numbers of people through the doors to Berkeley Castle. Thank you everyone for coming to support our show and the Castle with the superb work they are doing to keep it looking stunning and creating a wonderful venue for a fun family day out.

Our beautiful horses with us were Guinness and Curioso Maximus. We made the decision to keep them out of their bigger costumes for some of the shows as it was really too hot to ask them to run around in the equivalent of a winter coat, but, I hope you agree that they still looked beautiful with their shiny coats and natural good looks. They were pampered all weekend with cold showers and lots of care and attention from our lovely grooms and squires Judy and Charlie.

Marc and I were also joined by our newest team member Francesca Kay, who became our commentating Queen for the Bank Holiday Monday. Lady Francesca excelled at creating a fun family atmosphere for all visitors and is a very talented wordsmith and performer and we’re very pleased to have her as part of the team.

No such respite for the Knights though in their chainmail and armour, but I’m please to say that the ice cream from The Yurt Cafe went down a treat.

On to our next show at this coming weekend at the South Suffolk Show with a change of scene and our first performance this year of our World War One Signature show. Remember that you can only see this show this year as it is the centenary year of the end of The Great War, so check out our show dates to find our performance closest to you!

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Also, take a look at Alanette Photography as they have both captured some truly fantastic shots of our Joust, some of which you can see here.

“I’ve learnt more about Henry VIII and his wives in 30 minutes than I did when I was at school, just brilliant!” Visitor, Berkeley Castle

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

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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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

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Marc Lovatt Horsemanship

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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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