The Snow must go on… performing at Delapre Abbey

What a magical start to our show season with the 900 years of history opening at Delapre Abbey and getting to perform our Medieval Jousting Knights on Horseback Show in the snow!

The Cavalry of Heroes Knights on Horseback performing their Medieval Jousting Show in the snow at Delapre Abbey
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It was a travelling through time extravaganza and The Cavalry of Heroes team were there in all our finery to perform one of our Medieval Jousting Displays. Featuring our Prince Harry (or as the lovely lady in the audience shouted Prince Phillip!), Lady Lancelot and our infamous Dark Knight Lord Pendragon.

And magically it snowed! We actually got to perform our Jousting show in the snow to a wonderful audience who braved the elements outside as well as a lot more who stayed indoors and cheered from the big windows of the grand house (Marc and I later learnt that there were really warm radiators by each window which the team made use of towards the end of the day when temperatures dropped close to zero).

Our beautiful Andalusian horse Curioso Maximus blended in well with the snow being as shiny white as ever and Guinness enjoyed taking a turn as The Dark Knight’s trusted steed performing his horse stunts and tricks to perfection.

The horses were pampered with heating, nice bigs rugs and lots of hay to eat. Overall a great start to the season and we are now all definitely looking forward to some summer sunshine!

It was a pleasure to get to walk around the renovations at the Abbey which have taken the last five years to complete and meet some wonderful craftsmen including Georgians and a Victorian Magic Lantern expert – moving pictures before cameras, amazing.

Thanks to Delapre Abbey for hosting such a marvellous event and to everyone who braved the weather to come and watch our Knights battle it out on the Jousting field.

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From all the team at The Cavalry of Heroes, have an epic rest of the day and stay warm!

Special Instructor for One Week Only

For One Week Only, we have a Special Instructor here at The Cavalry of Heroes HQ.  Kath joins us from Spain and is available for lessons tomorrow, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th or Friday 18th November 2016.  Kath is a gifted rider and instructor and teamed with our horses is great to get you back into riding or give you that extra boost to set you up over the winter months.

Places are limited so we were offering lessons firstly to members of our Cavalry Club and then to riders who have ridden with us previously.   If there are any spaces left and you are new to our Riding School please Contact Us and we will arrange an assessment lesson for you.

Riding Lessons with Marc Lovatt resume w/c 21st November 2016 and our block booking system can save Cavalry Club members up to £110 off standard prices and non-Cavalry Club members can save up to £40 by block booking.  Click here for more information.

To book a lesson with Kath please Contact Us.

Hacking on the English / Welsh Border, Hay on Wye with The Cavalry of Heroes

Latest Photoshoot – Gemma Williams Photography

We were delighted and very privileged to be asked to work with Gemma Williams   (www.gemmawilliamsphotography.co.uk) on her most recent photoshoot.

Curioso Maximus White Andalusian Horse wedding photoshoot

Curisoso Maximus looked as beautiful as ever and took his best friend Asgard along with him to enjoy the scenery.

Jen (www.jennifersdressingtable.co.uk) worked her magic on the model’s hair and make-up, and the custom made dress and lovely flowers (www.thegreatbritishflorist.co.uk) looked marvellous.

The whole shoot told a story and was brilliantly captured by Gemma.  A wonderful day and some stunning images:

All our horses are available to hire for photoshoots, as well as being excellent horseback riding teachers.  Take a look at our website for more information.

Medieval Knights and Ladies on Horseback available to hire from The Cavalry of Heroes

Medieval Knights and Ladies on Horseback available to hire – for Weddings, Events, Advertising, Publicity, Re-enactments, Theatre performances and Corporate Events.

Medieval Knight and lady on horseback for entertainment and theatre

Welcome, if you’ve just arrived from Facebook then you have reached our blog site where we keep everyone updated with the latest news from The Cavalry of Heroes.  Feel free to continue reading or head over to our main site for more details about hiring Knights and Ladies on horseback.

Just another day at the office!  Both Marc and I are  always so happy the minute that we get to perform, whether it be raising money at a charity event or being the meet and greet at a wedding.   So we started The Cavalry of Heroes, to provide a source of fun entertainment on horseback across the Three Counties and Wales.

We have recently been booked for a Pirate Charity Event, as well as an All The Fun of the Fayre Circus Style Advertising Campaign promoting tickets to an upcoming Awards Show and a History Re-enactment of the Battle of Agincourt.    Photos of all these to follow shortly as well as the variety of costumes that we have for both our riders and horses.

Requests for additional costumes and appearances can be accommodated and prices start from just £60 per day plus travel.  Contact us to book or for more information or see our main page.

We’re official! The Cavalry Riding School is now OPEN

Your chance to ride our stunning horses, including Andalusians and Freisians, with instruction from Marc Lovatt.

To celebrate – the next 10 people to book can have their first lesson for just £25!

Cavalry Riding Club Logo

We are a fully licenced and insured Riding School providing friendly and constructive lessons allowing you time to improve your riding ability and skill.  Based near Hay-on-Wye, we cater only for adults (16+) and our lessons are purely one-on-one with BHS Qualified Marc Lovatt.   Providing you with exceptional riding tuition on well-trained horses including Andalusians and Friesians.  Perfect for those who want to further enhance their riding ability to the next level.

Equally we offer lessons for adult beginners who can experience the joy of a well schooled horse to learn on without pressure and without being surrounded by a cluster of kids, which some can find a little intimidating.

Also really beneficial to those of you thinking of getting back into the saddle but don’t want to start from scratch again.  We offer an Introductory Session to get you back in the saddle with an hour of one-to-one instruction from Marc Lovatt, who’s friendly, un-pressured and non-judgemental approach will get you back in the saddle and loving riding again like you used to.  His sense of humour breaks down those awkward ‘not-quite-perfect’ moments and our horses are well trained to understand that you might be a little nervous.

Confidence boosting, our lessons are conducted in our secure, flood lit school either on our own horses, or you can bring your own horse.  When bringing your own horse, Marc will work with you to develop the partnership between you and your horse.

Membership is also available to the Cavalry Riding Club, offering discounted lessons, preferential booking, structured training records, hacking out and much more…  All for just £25 per year.

See you soon!