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!

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

Marie Antoinette Bridal Shoot

We are very privileged to have been invited to take part in Ellis’s (Aisle Hire It) Marie Antoinette Bridal photo-shoot recently.  The images testify to the creative and artistic brilliance of this lady, as it was a stunning set-up.  Bride Magazine thought so as well and wrote up an excellent piece on the shoot where Ellis talks in detail about the theme, colours and how it was all achieved.  We’ve put some sneak peaks of the pictures below, but recommend that you pop over to Aisle Hire It‘s page for more details and for a full list of all the contributors.

PS.  In case you didn’t recognise him, it’s our beloved Asgard in the pictures, with his model for the day, sporting one of our distinguished military uniforms.

The Herefordshire Wedding Awards – We Won!

Herefordshire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner LogoWe are so delighted to have won Best Newcomer at The Herefordshire Wedding Awards at the end of September.  Grateful doesn’t even begin to describe how thankful we are to everyone who voted for us; it was a complete surprise and an honour.  Thank you.

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The evening was full of surprises and fun at the Fair, with a big thank you going to Wendy Head who worked so hard to put on such a fantastic evening.

Unfortunately Marc wasn’t able to join us for the evening as he was working, so Rob very kindly stepped in to help and played the part of Circus Master very well.  Jess also kindly helped us by looking after Asgard for the evening while we were taking part in the awards.

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Asgard enjoyed his time, as always,and was as good as gold.  He was even enchanted by the wonderful fire juggler, wanting to get as close as he could to the action.

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Finally a big thank you again, to everyone who voted for us.  You’ve made our year!

Thank you to Cat Beardsley for the wonderful photographs.

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.