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.

Jumping Lessons with Marc Lovatt

First time jumping?  Second time?  0.3m?  1.20m?  Cross Country?  Show-jumping? Getting back into jumping after some time off?  Wanting to compete or jumping for fun?

We have a variety of horses who can help you learn to jump or improve your technique.  Patient and fun teaching from Marc makes the most of every hour.

Enjoy improving your jumping on your own horse with lessons either at your own yard (if you have some jumps) or at ours.  Reach for the sky!

Contact Us to book and see the website for more information.

 

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.

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.