“Hi, I’m Marc Lovatt and I compassionately train horses to ride and drive in a carriage. I have great fun working with all of my horses as they become brave all-rounders and perform in our live shows with The Cavalry of Heroes and the go on to work with us on film and TV sets. I strongly believe that horses are an integral part of our world and I’d like to show you a bit of what goes on behind the scenes to train the horses and as we try to preserve some of the traditional horse training knowledge for future generations (as well as some fun trick training!).
In 2014 I set up The Cavalry of Heroes to provide quality, safe, horses for hire for film and TV productions and to entertain with fun, action-packed live horse shows. My mission continues to be to train a wide variety of horses to their full potential who join us on our adventures; strong and healthy horses, who are happy in their work. I’m supported by our team of professional good guys; riders and grooms, and look forward to getting to know you.”
“This generation doesn’t mark the end of our partnership with horses… it’s a new beginning” – Marc Lovatt
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For learning from home if you can’t get to our HQ. We want to spread our message of building sustainability back into our planet through the teaching of traditional horsemanship skills for everyday life as far as possible, and we realise that you can’t always make it to our HQ here in Wales, so we’ve created these online courses just for you. From how to drive a horse and carriage, harnessing up and the different formations, to specifics about agricultural work with horses, see our courses here for more details.
Learn to Drive a horse and Carriage in Person
In One-to-one lessons, Marc calmly and thoughtfully teaches the traditional skill of driving a horse and carriage. Once you start carriage driving you open up this incredible world of horsemanship on an entirely different level. Marc teaches traditional coachman style just like he did when he worked at The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace.
Gift Certificate – Half Day Carriage Driving Experience
Available as a present for yourself or for someone special, this half day carriage driving experience opens up the world of carriage driving for anyone with an interest. For those with a lot of horse knowledge this experience goes into enough detail to help you make a decision about pursing carriage driving in the future and for anyone looking for an experience to treasure or give as a gift, this half day encompasses just the right about of learning with lots of fun. The gift certificate is available for one or two people and can be bought online here.
Training Horses to Drive
Marc is fully insured and experienced to train horses into harness. We have a selection of carriages, agricultural training equipment and harness to get horses used to driving. All is done with the safety of the horses and drivers in mind. Training livery is available at our HQ near Hay-on-Wye, Wales. See here for more details.
Training Demos for arenas about working sustainability with horses. Discussions and presentations around training techniques from Marc Lovatt in training horses with compassion to be highly versatile and dependable, incl. driving carriages and trick riding, to the role of horses and carriages in specific periods through-out history. More information about Marc’s Demos here.
Training Film Horses
Join Marc in his adventures through his training horses channel, covering lots of everyday horse activities from behind the scenes at The Cavalry of Heroes to carriage driving and teaching traditional horsemanship skills. Even his adventures as a knight on horseback and on set. All the while treating the horses with the utmost respect and appreciation.
Riding Lessons for Actors
Specifically for actors only, Marc is a qualified PTT BHS riding instructor which when coupled with his years of experience on set as well as his calm but fun nature reassures and strengthens confidence for actors when on set. Giving actors the confidence to ride while reciting lines and feeling comfortable around horses.
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Hiring Horse Drawn Carriages For Special Occasions
Marc’s horses and carriages are available to hire, from scenic carriage rides around Hay on Wye for special occasions to events and weddings. More information can be found on our hiring horses and carriages part of the site but feel free to contact Marc should you have any questions about hiring horses and horse drawn carriages.
Horses and CarriageS for Film & TV
Marc’s horses and carriages are available to hire, for film and tv work. More information can be found on our dedicated film horses and carriages part of the site but feel free to contact Marc should you have any questions about hiring horses and horse drawn carriages.
Live Shows and Performances
Marc is an integral part of the equestrian display team of The Cavalry of Heroes. From Medieval Jousting to Trick Riding and Stunt Shows, providing family fun main arena entertainment. Marc uses his horse training skills to train The Cavalry of Heroes Live Shows horses and if you would like to see where they are performing next, click our link to be taken over to the Event Calendar on our Live Shows section of The Cavalry of Heroes website.