WW1, Heavy Horses and the Sea at Melplash Show 2018

by | Aug 23, 2018 | Equestrian Displays, World War One: Horses and Heroes Display

What a wonderful country show on the Dorset Coast!  Surrounded by spectacular beaches and grouped together with the most gorgeous Heavy Horses, we were pleased to have been asked to honour the horses of WW1 with our 100 year tribute show.

We have learnt so much this year about the horses of WW1 from our own research but also from the stories told to us by show visitors, and Melplash was no exception.  With one particular story from a lovely lady who is 96 years old about her brave father who fought in the first world war, who had to leave his artillery horse behind, which left me in tears.  We also heard about a local horse who was incredibly lucky to have returned home from the War and how a local lady’s broodmare is now pregnant with that horse’s great great grand-foal.

What we love so much about shows (as well as performing!) is talking to people between our performances and hearing their stories as well as talking to them about our beautiful horses.  I am very grateful to have 8 such lovely horses who we, as a team here at The Cavalry of Heroes, get to work with everyday.

At Melplash Show, we had six of our boys with us (Guinness, D’artagnon, Zorro, Curioso, Harry and Apollo) all enjoying the fresh sea air!  They performed beautifully and we couldn’t have been prouder of them and all the hard work that Marc has done in training them to form this very special relationship.

The Cavalry of Heroes WW1 World War One Horse Stunt Show Melplash 2018 Mark Margetts Photography 2

We’d like to say a special thank you to the organisers of the show (especially Lucy who was there to greet us with a smile when we arrived and couldn’t have been more helpful) and the stewards in the horse area in their stylish white coats making sure everything went smoothly and seeing us safely to and from the main arena.

Also a special thank you to Mark Margetts for his excellent photography.

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Amazing show, loved every minute of it! Not much moves me, but this show did.” Anne Knight, Visitor

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

The Cavalry of Heroes WW1 World War One Horse Stunt Show Melplash 2018 Mark Margetts Photography 2
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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

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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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