Join the adventure of The Cavalry of Heroes! Support our mission to improve the welfare of performing horses in the UK and help keep the cavalry team entertaining families with fun, informative shows.
Performances with horses at the heart. There are many ways for you to get involved with The Cavalry of Heroes including auditions, support roles and how to follow our adventures online. We’re super excited about our mission and performing and we couldn’t do it without the support and dedication of our supporters and fans!
The simpliest way to get involved is to sign up to our newsletter to receive monthly adventure updates, alongside horse training videos from Marc and thoughtful articles about horses through-out history. Not only do you get monthly exciting emails about our adventures and informative articles, you help us increase awareness of our mission:
“Our lifelong mission is to improve the working lives of performing horses in the UK. Leading by example, we provide exciting family entertainment and education at events across the UK while ensuring that our horses are treated like heroes: training and supporting them with the upmost kindness and understanding as our most majestic partner in all of our adventures.”
Join in with the Cavalry of Heroes…
Come see us at One of our Shows
A double win! By coming to see us perform at one of our shows, not only do you support our mission by your cheery presence, you also support some of the best shows and venues around to make a difference in their community and continue their educational or preservation purposes.
Not only that, you also get to attend some of the most beautiful and well organised shows and venues in the UK! We look forward to seeing you there and remember when you visit one of our shows and come to see us afterwards, don’t forget to say the magic password “Guinness is the best” (meet our horse Guinness here!) to receive a special horsey postcard. See our Events Calendar for where we are performing next.
Write us a Review
If you’ve seen us perform and enjoyed our performance then please consider leaving us a review to support our team and our mission. We love hearing about your experiences at our shows and finding out about which horse is your favourite and which knight you were cheering for!
These reviews help event organisers make decisions about which teams to book for their entertainment. So if you would like to see more horses (and more of the Cavalry of Heroes!) at your local shows then get involved and write us a review either on Facebook (here), on Google (here) or on the Trip Advisor page for the venue we were performing at.
Audition to be part of our Riding team
If you are an enthusiast rider with a flair for performance and would like to join the Cavalry of Heroes’ adventure then get in contact with Marc or Catherine. They will need you to send them a short audition video which should include some of your riding and a bit of performance. Don’t worry about professionally editing the video as Marc and Catherine are more interested in the content.
Don’t worry if you haven’t jousted before, or performed professionally, as depending on your riding ability, Marc and the team can teach you jousting, horseback archery and trick riding. So if you love horses, love entertaining and want to be part of a fun, professional team, then send Marc or Catherine a message now.
If you aren’t a rider there are still other ways to join the Cavalry of Heroes team – see Apply to be part of our crew below.
Apply to be part of our crew
We value our ground crew! Without them the shows wouldn’t be able to go ahead. It’s our fabulous ground crew with their incredible talents who keep the Cavalry of Heroes going year on year and making sure each of our performances is as entertaining and as safe as possible. From our Head Groom to our marketing assistant, camera man to music technician, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with The Cavalry of Heroes’ adventure and become part of the team.
And we are a team! Unlike some other teams, our riders are not divas with big egos, they actually get stuck in to help with the set up. Everyone works together to put on the best shows possible!
- If you currently care for horses and have your qualifications (BHS in particular), you will probably love our ground crew roles. Looking after the horses under the supervision of our Head Groom Harriet and working with the riders to get the horses ready for each performance. As well as performing in the shows!
- If you like horses (perhaps only from a distance!) but you have a talent for event organisation, performing, story-telling, technical music wizardry or photography then there are opportunities to also become part of the team.
To apply to become part of our support crew, please send Marc or Catherine a message alongside somewhere where they can see examples your previous work and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
Like, Comment and Share our Posts
With the world moving online you can follow The Cavalry of Heroes adventures on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Just give us a like and leave us a comment so that we know you’ve been there and we can say hi back!
By giving us a like, comment and sharing our posts you are supporting The Cavalry of Heroes to be seen and inspire others with our mission.
Gift a Bag of Carrots
Do you have a favourite horse? Would you like to send them a present? Over in our shop you can send a gift of an apple or a bag of carrots for your favourite horse, and in return you will get a thank you letter from your chosen horse and a special rosette to wear when you meet us at shows. The rosette is for all of our VIP supporters and will grant you back stage access to meet our horses at a majority of our events.
support your local events
Local events (and some big ones to) have been hit hard during COVID-19, and with very little government support for the sector, it will be extra hard for them to get started again. Imagine a UK without our local events; without places to gather, meet friends, enjoy a day out with your family, without a place to see local craftsmen and traders. A very sad picture indeed.
So even if The Cavalry of Heroes aren’t at your local event, have a fun day out with your family and support the local events tradition. Who knows, if you mention our name to the organisers, maybe we can be perfoming at your local show the following year! To see where we are performing next, take a look at our Events Calendar.
Become a Sponsor
Do you have a business that you would promoted at events and venues across the UK? And do your business values line up with those of The Cavalry of Heroes? If so, then please contact Marc or Catherine to get involved with sponsorship opportunities across The Cavalry of Heroes’ online platforms and in person.
Buy something cool and eco-friendly from our shop
For yourself as a memento or as a gift for someone special, our shop can be found here and is full of interesting Cavalry of Heroes gifts. All of the gifts in our shop have been hand-selected and chosen with care so as not to pollute the environment and to be both long lasting and friendly to our environment.