The Cavalry of Heroes, Equestrian Stunt Display Team, Medieval Jousting, Horses and Carriages for Events, Film and TV
The Cavalry of Heroes  |  Film Horses & Carriages

Refreshingly helpful, up and coming film horse providers set on a private estate on the Welsh borders, with quality horses and carriages available for hire across the UK.

Based close to iconic Hay-on-Wye, with excellent access to studios in Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham and London.

Fully insured, with comprehensive Horse Animal Activities Licence for productions in England and Wales (NPERF30) 

See below for details of the services that we provide; if you have any questions or to book please contact us.

Horse Hire

Horse Stunts

Horse Drawn Carriages

Saddles & Harness

Horse Armour

Experienced Riders and Crew

Credits

Resources

Lessons in Riding & Driving

Photoshoots

 

“Brilliant on Camera: The horses were fantastic and came across brilliantly on camera.  I can’t thank you enough for giving us such a great experience.  I will certainly keep you in mind should I have any other equine-based requests in the future!” Jake Pennington, BBC
Horses

Dependable horses trained with compassion for lead actors, background and stunt work including weaponary, melee fighting, cavalry charges, rears, saddle falls, fire and smoke work.  Our horses are choosen for their brave temperaments and trained with compassion by Marc Lovatt.  As an added bonus they are comfortable around cameras and kit and are patient while waiting on set for minimal unexpected disruptions.

Choose your horses…

Horse Stunts

From rearing horses to bowing and lying down, as well as cavalry charges, fire, gunshots, horseback archery, tricks, falls and drags, we can work with you to get the shot that you need whilst maintaining animal welfare and rider safety.  Quality horses and professionals to get that realistic shot you want without compromising on welfare standards.

Coordinate your stunt…

Horse Drawn Carriages

Carriages available for hire from small carts and agricultural equipment to Town Coaches and Landaus with coachmen (drivers) and footmen who worked at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, so everyone is in safe hands.  They are trained to drive singles, pairs and four in hand in Traditional Coachman Style.  Available with horses or as stationary background props.

Carriage Catalogue…

Saddles & Harness

We have a selection of costume and tack available for immediate hire alongside our horses including Medieval Armour and caparisons, side saddles, victorian bridles, driving harness and 18th Century, Regency and WW1 costume.  We also have a list of costume providers and hire companies that we can call on upon short notice if you require anything further and seamstresses if you require anything bespoke.

Creating the right look…

Horse Armour

We’re just finishing cataloguing and photographing our horse armour collection, and will update this page shortly.  How exciting! 

Enquire…

Experienced Riders and Crew

Our team is made up of experienced riders who are working in the filming industry and are regularly performing in live shows across the country.  They are available as background riders, riding doubles for actors and professional stunt and trick performers trained in trick riding, horse falls, roman riding, charges, falling and weaponry.  Supported by an efficient ground crew including horsemasters, grooms and horse handlers.

Crew Details…

Credits

A selection of our recent projects which have now been aired including films, tv, documentaries, music videos, photoshoots and publicity stunts.

Quality without compromising welfare…

Resources

Free resources as part of our mission to improve the welfare of performing horses throughout the UK.  From horse basics to in depth carriage particulars, all here to make your life just that little bit easier and improve horse welfare at the same time.  

Quality without compromising welfare…

Lessons in Riding & Driving

Lessons in horse riding and driving horse drawn carriages available for actors including specialisms in carrying weapons while riding, stunt work, agricultural and traditional coachman style driving and sidesaddle.  Calm, reassuring lessons from qualified teachers on trained horses.

Advance your actor’s riding portfolio…

Photoshoots

Photoshoots

Horses available for photoshoots and corporate and private event publicity.  The normal hire terms apply and prices based per horse per day and is dependent on the work involved and the availability of the photographs afterwards for our own marketing purposes.

Marc Lovatt

Marc Lovatt

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.  Training with compassion and understanding to produce safe, dependable horses whose personalities shine through in their versatile roles here at The Cavalry of Heroes.

Historical Horses

Historical Horses

Heartfelt exploration and research into the role that horses have played in human history by Catherine Anderson-Lovatt.  From anaylisis of what it was like to travel in a coach during 18th Century England, to the types of saddles favoured by jousters and knights.  Exploring horse history and folklore from original sources.

Live Shows

Live Shows

“A Magical Blend of Horsemanship and Theatre”  UK’s leading Equestrian Display Team performing Medieval Jousting and Trick Riding shows as exciting family entertainment in event arenas across the UK.   Enter to find out about the shows we perform and the lives of the horses who are the real stars of our show.