Gift Experience Vouchers – Carriage Driving and Medieval Jousting

Looking for a present that is a bit different this year?  Then why not give someone special the opportunity to try driving a horse drawn carriage for themselves or compete against our Knights and each other in our Medieval Jousting experience.

CARRIAGE DRIVING EXPERIENCE – GIFT CERTIFICATE

Horse Drawn Carriage Experience Certificate Christmas

For something a little bit different – how about a half day carriage experience where you can learn to drive a horse and carriage.  More information about the experience is available here.  Each gift voucher is printed and posted either to you or your chosen recipient with details explaining what they can expect and how they can book.  Each voucher is for a named individual and is valid for 3 months.

    • Half Day Carriage Driving Experience – In this 2-3 hour morning / afternoon you will learn more in depth about the harnessing and carriages before learning to drive a single and pair of horses in Traditional Coachman Style.  Available individually or add a second person for no additional cost. £135

JOUSTING EXPERIENCE – Gift Certificate

Medieval Jousting Experience Day Gift Certificate Christmas

That’s right – jousting!  On a horse, as a Knight, competing against your fellow Knights in mounted Skills at Arms and taught by our resident professional Knights.    Suitable for all riding levels, Knights, Ladies and Children over 12.  More information about the experience can be found here.

    • Half Day Group Jousting Experience – in this 2-3 hour group experience you can become a Knight for the morning or afternoon, learning skills at arms and competing against our resident professional Knights.  These sessions are on set dates through-out the year and as such vouchers are valid for one year instead of three months.  Upcoming dates can be found here – please confirm your preferred date when booking.  £55 per person

TO BOOK

Please visit our website (www.thecavalryofheroes.co.uk/gift-vouchers) where vouchers can be purchased through the Paypal button on the relevant experience page.

When paying by Paypal through the links above please make sure that you send us the name and address of the person who the gift voucher is for in the additional information section and let us know who you would like us to post the voucher to.

If you do not have Paypal or would like to use another method of payment, please email us (info@thecavalryofheroes.co.uk) or call and let us know your name and contact details,  the name and address of the person who the gift voucher is for and which gift voucher you are interested in purchasing.  We will then send you an invoice which can be paid via BACS, cheque or cash.  Once payment is received we’ll post the gift voucher, either to yourself or the recipient, please let us know which.

We can send your voucher electronically if you prefer (if you’ve left it a little late!)

Merry Christmas from all us here at The Cavalry of Heroes!

OFFER EXTENDED: Horse Drawn Wedding Carriage

We’ve extended our offer for you to have a Stunning Horse Drawn Carriage at your 2016 wedding for just £525 + Travel*!

You now have until Friday 18th December 2015 to book.

Award winning with very experienced coachmen, fully insured driving stunning horses and carriages.

*Some terms and conditions apply which can be seen at the bottom of the image below, but if you have any questions please Contact Us.

Wedding Horse Drawn Carriage £525 + travel

Hay History Weekend and The Battle of Agincourt

English Knight Marc Lovatt on Horseback Guinness St George

Photo Credit: Lesley Moore

French Knight leading procession outside Hay Castle

French Knight on Asgard

What an amazing weekend; wonderfully organised and superbly entertaining!  The entire team had so much fun celebrating the 600 year anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt and the horses marvelled in all the attention!

There were horse and carriage rides around town in the morning alongside medieval tours by Hay History Group, a fantastic turn out by The Freemen of Gwent, as well as calligraphy and workshops to decorate swords and shields.

Photo Credit: Lesley Moore

Photo Credit: Lesley Moore

Photo Credit: Lesley Moore

Photo Credit: Lesley Moore

In the afternoon our Knights turned up to sword fight in and around the castle, followed by performances from the Morris Dancers and The Village Quire.  Culminating in a superb performance by the Hay Theatre Company of Shakespeare’s Henry V with the audience processing through town as either the English or the French ready to fight their final battle in front of the castle.

We met many a princess and brave knight willing to fight on the day and all of this in the fantastic grounds of Hay Castle.

In the evening Professor Anne Curry gave an illustrated talk on the Battle of Agincourt to an engaged audience.

At the end of it all Guinness, Asgard, Harry and Apollo all took a well-deserved roll in the fields before dinner and a good night’s sleep.

If you would like more information about booking Knights on Horseback to provide entertainment at your event then please take a look at our website or Contact Us.

A Wonderful Horse and Carriage Ride Through Staunton-on-Wye

We were very privileged recently to have been part of a very special day in Staunton-on-Wye, providing a horse and carriage tour of the local countryside for a very special couple.  I still think about it today and we are so glad that we could be a part of it.  A special thank you goes out to all the organisers and to Glyn Jones for recommending us and being our groom and the tour guide for the day.

I’ve attached a few images below and would like to add that it was a pleasure to meet such a lovely lady and hear about her passion for horses, carriages and driving.

How much attention do you get when driving a horse and carriage?

The answer is probably more than you ever get driving anything else – except maybe a zebra (yes, someone – not us – has put a zebra in harness!). Positive comments come from all directions and the feeling of driving a horse in a competition or simply for a jaunt down the country lanes to the pub is exhilarating and time well spent in our opinion. Driving is great for those who are no longer able (or willing!) to get onto the back of a horse but still want to enjoy achieving a new relationship with horses.  Here at The Cavalry of Heroes, Marc Lovatt teaches both people and horses to drive a carriage.

The Cavalry of Heroes - Driving Bennington Horse and Carriage through Weobley

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