About Us

“Become part of the enchanting story of a Knight and his Lady and the world that grew up around them and discover for yourself the incredible horses and valiant riders.”


Set up by Horse Trainer, Rider and Coachman Marc Lovatt and his wife Catherine, The Cavalry of Heroes provides quality horses and carriages for live shows, events and film.  Where their happy, healthy horses are the stars who are trained and loved by the Cavalry’s dedicated team.

“A Magical Blend of Horsemanship and Theatre”

The story of Marc, Catherine and The Cavalry of Heroes is one of romance and epic adventure, inspired by all those stories of heroes and chivalry, they delight in bringing a bit of magic, hope and fun back into the world.

With a background working with horses, Marc has years of experience training horses from Showjumping in Burma to driving carriages at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace and has since worked for some of the biggest teams riding on film sets across Europe.

Above all he places the importance of making sure that his horses are happy and healthy and trust in him. As by gaining and respecting this trust his beautiful horses always give their very best performance, willingly and without hesitation, through mutual respect and admiration.

Catherine works alongside Marc as the Horse Mistress organising everything on and off set and designing the look and feel of the performances by drawing on her fantastical imagination and creative background.  Catherine also performs as a rider and performer in the live shows and enjoys helping train the horses as well as researching and designing the costumes.

Together Marc and Catherine were voted Herefordshire’s most romantic couple and they enjoy training their horses in the beautiful scenery of the Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales – a place so entrenched with history, castles and stories of heroism that it richly feeds the imagination.

“Marc and Catherine are amazing. They are very patient, kind, calm and expert in what they are doing. The stunning horses they provided were perfectly behaved.” Viv Portman

Marc and Catherine decided very early on that they wouldn’t just showcase one particular breed of horse but instead focus on the goodness and temperament of the horses that they invited to join their family.  This way the horses became the real stars of the shows and their trust in Marc, Catherine and the team can be seen in every performance.

The horses include majestic jet black Friesian Stallion Asgard and his best friends Zorro and D’artagnon. Also, a pure white Andalusian Stallion Curioso Maximus and his friends Pegasus and Guinness.  And not to be left out the gorgeous spotty Appaloosa brothers Harry Potter and Apollo.  You can see more of the horses and find out about them on the Cavalry’s blog and follow their stories on their Instagram and Facebook pages.

Not just any equestrian display team or horse trainer, we are the noble horses and historic riders of The Cavalry of Heroes!

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Marc Lovatt

Horse Trainer, Rider and Coachman, Marc Lovatt founded and now trains the horses of The Cavalry of Heroes

Catherine Lovatt

Horse Mistress – Coordinator – Costume Designer @filmhorsemistress London born Catherine, studied to be an Architect at Cambridge University, but couldn’t escape the pull of a life performing with horses.  In the world of The Cavalry of Heroes Catherine manages all the bookings, events and coordinates the team while on set. Always thinking of the … Continue reading Catherine Lovatt

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