Celebrating St George’s Day with a Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle

A St George’s Day to remember!  With St George and his Knights on Horseback battling it out in an epic Jousting Tournament right in the Heart of Tamworth beneath the impressive Tamworth Castle.   Beautiful sunshine, huge crowds and a jammed packed Medieval Village with falconers, re-enactors and Dragons, all their to greet families from far and wide!

002 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

The Knights and the Horses spent the night by the river with some lovely Medieval company before putting on two displays of St George jousting against our Lord Pendragon who has come back stronger than ever in 2019!

039 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

And for 2019 the Knights have spent the winter learning new tricks and Skill at Arms to surprise and entertain as they compete with each other to gain the title and win the coveted ‘Never Ending Jug’.  With St George and Sir William winning the last couple of years, Princess Fiona, Lady Lancelot, Sir Hasselhoff and Sir Robalot are all ready for the challenge!

115 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

 

St George rode his wonderful horse Guinness in the first performance with his Knights riding Apollo, Harry, Guinness and Curioso as their noble steeds, who we all such good boys.  Harry and Apollo are our Appaloosa brothers, while Guinness is an Irish Cob X and Curioso Maximus De Cartujano is our sweetest Andalusian Stallion.

125 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

A special thanks goes to the Lady Elizabeth from Past Times Living History who kept the long line waiting to meet the Knights after the performance entertained.  We had so many lovely comments about how informative and entertaining Lady Elizabeth was that you can be sure she will be back!

009 St George Jousting at Tamworth Castle at Easter 2019 Knights on Horseback Trick Riding with St George on Horseback England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Alanette Photography

044 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

A big thank-you to everyone who was a part of the day including the excellent team at Historical Promotions and Events, Tamworth Council, Tamworth Arts and Events, and the stewards who made the day such a success (and a cheeky thank you also to the security guards who stayed up all night while the horses and knights got some sleep!).  It’s been an epic start to our 2019 season!

102 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

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012 Apollo the Appaloosa Horse part of The Cavalry of Heroes and Marc Lovatt Medieval Jousting Knights on Horseback Alanette Photography

Also, take a look at Alanette Photography’s website as they have captured some truly fantastic shots of our St George’s Day Joust, some of which you can see here.

Plus the wonderful photographer at Tamworth Arts and Events!  An amazing collection of images (for the full gallery take a look at their Facebook Album)

006 St George Jousting Tournament at Tamworth Castle Easter 2019 Medieval Knights on Horseback St George England UK from Marc Lovatt and The Cavalry of Heroes Photo by Tamworthartsandevents

And a thank you to Gemma Rosp Owen for her lovely comments and images:

“Apollo and Harry stole my hearts!! You were awesome. I wanted to say thanks by passing on some of the photographs. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did taking them and watching. Well done and ride on!” Gemma Rosp Owen

For Event Organisers: if you would like to book us for your event please take a look at the shows we have available and contact us, either by our web-form, or phone or email and we’d be happy to chat through options with you.

“I would just like thank you once more for all your hard work and the absolute pleasure its been meeting and working with you.  Its been extremely easy and relaxed and I’ve also enjoyed working with your team and think that Rachel is a real star!”  Rob, Historical Promotions

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

The Cavalry of Heroes xx

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.

If you want to follow the adventures of The Cavalry of Heroes and not miss out on a single dramatic moment then head over to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and give us a like and a follow for behind the scenes footage, training and in-team jests!  You can also follow this blog by clicking Follow below.

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

Lambeth Country Show - Brockwell Park - Medieval Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes, Knights on Horseback Main Arena Stunt Horse Show 2017 - The Knights joke under the London skyline

Medieval Jousting under the London Skyline at Lambeth Country Show

She strong, she’s fit, she’ll see you in the lists! Lancelot, Lancelot!  Lambeth Country Show last weekend saw the first appearance of our Lady Lancelot as she joined five other Knights in shining armour on Horseback as they competed in the joust to see who will become tournament champion.

Lambeth Country Show - Brockwell Park - Medieval Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes, Knights on Horseback Main Arena Stunt Horse Show 2017 - Lady Lancelot

A show close to both my heart and our Golden Knight, Sir William’s (Marc Lovatt) heart, as it is on the doorstep of where we first met.  Marc was living in Brixton running Triathlons and working with horses and I was working in the city and living in Northcote Road.  The London Skyline from the top of Brockwell park is just stunning and will always remind us where we met.  What has made returning even better is being surround by our beautiful horses!

Lambeth Country Show - Brockwell Park - Medieval Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes, Knights on Horseback Main Arena Stunt Horse Show 2017 - The Golden Knight celebrating his win

As always, thank you London, for being an amazing crowd, including the lovely lady who insisted that our Lord Baldric ‘Get his kit off’ to which he almost obliged.  Everyone cheered as the Knights performed with a buzz of excitement and greeted their fans as everyone was asked to choose their favourite Knight and with so many to choose from it wasn’t an easy task.

Lambeth Country Show - Brockwell Park - Medieval Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes, Knights on Horseback Main Arena Stunt Horse Show 2017 - The winning strike

Our Knights included Lady Lancelot, who had stolen her father’s armour to complete.  Our Golden Knight, Sir William fighting for truth, compassion and tolerance.  Sir Baldric on the fasted horse in the arena Apollo, the first of the Dark Knight’s evil Henchmen.  And not to forget The King, The Dark Knight and Sir Agravaine.

The horses drew the biggest crowd though and were beautifully behaved, even our Stallions, when they were distracted by the police horses performing but also when the mounted police were patrolling the park.  Couldn’t have been more proud of the boys; Asgard, Zorro, Harry, Apollo, Curioso and Guinness.

Lambeth Country Show - Brockwell Park - Medieval Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes, Knights on Horseback Main Arena Stunt Horse Show 2017 - Sir William Roman Riding

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

These fantastic photos were taken by the very talented Lisa Lucas Photography.

First Stop on the European Tour – Medieval Jousting Stunt Show at Flavours of Fingal Show, Ireland

It sounds like the start of a really good joke… what do you get when Four Knights, Three Squires, Four Horses and One Princess travel to Ireland?

The Answer:  An absolutely brilliant Medieval Jousting Horse Stunt Show at a remarkable event – The Flavour of Fingal, Country Show, Ireland.

With wonderful hospitality from this great show,  a very enthusiastic audience and the sun shining the whole weekend, a marvellous time was had by all who came with us and saw us at this fantastic show.

Sir Lancelot made his first appearance with The Cavalry of Heroes and smashed it, riding Curioso Maximus, our white Andalusian Stallion.  He got two good strikes in against Sir Agravaine, but in a twist of fate received two knockout blows from our Dark Knight Lord Pendragon.  It looked like all was lost for our Golden Knight and Sir Lancelot until a sword fight ensued with a hilarious outcome.

Lots of trick riding and horse stunts including Roman Riding and falls were seen in this full on show.  The Knights even having a tete-a-tete with some Vikings.  All in all a really memorable weekend.And of course, the real stars of our show, our horses, Guinness (how could we not take the sweetest Irish Cob on a visit back to Ireland), Curioso Maximus, Harry and Apollo.  They were such wonderful boys for the whole trip, performing like the true stars they are.Our biggest thank you to our amazing team who made the whole show such a success and which still brings smiles to all those who attended.  A big thank you as well to the show organisers who put on such a splendid free event – long may it continue!

Please enjoy some of the lovely images taken by the very talented Lisa Lucas, our official photographer, and if you have any images of your own from this great show then please share them with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter by tagging @cavalryofheroes as we’d love to see them, and our Knights love responding to fan mail.

Take care all and we’ll see you really soon at our next show in four days time.

The Knights and Horses of The Cavalry of Heroes x

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Sulgrave Manor - Medieval Tudor Wedding - Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes - Thumbs down for the Dark Knight

Nothing as Sweet as a Beautiful Medieval Wedding Day at Sulgrave Manor

Love was in the air last weekend at dreamy Sulgrave Manor.  It was like being in a fairy-tale all weekend, as two Knights on horseback jousted in celebration of a Wedding Day, in this fabulously themed event.  Visitors were officially welcomed to the event by the Mayor with his Knights as his guards of honour.  There was so much going on and so well thought out that the day was just beautiful.

Sulgrave Manor - Medieval Tudor Wedding - Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes - The Golden Knight Marc Lovatt

The Knights performed under the trees in the romantic back garden and met with lots of adoring fans, including many dressed up as Knights and Princesses themselves.  It was our Golden Knight who jousted against Sir Edwin (the Groom) in this joyful show before the Dark Knight made his appearance just as the skies darkened.

Sulgrave Manor - Medieval Tudor Wedding - Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes - Sword-fighting Knights

But there was no rain on this wedding day (except The Dark Knight getting his just desserts!) just glorious sunshine and lots of happy faces.

Sulgrave Manor - Medieval Tudor Wedding - Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes - Dark Knight gets soaked

I’m still smiling over such a beautiful day.  Thank you to the lovely organisers who made us feel so at home, to the local fish and chip shop for such a splendid meal and the medieval re-enactors who bought the venue alive.  And a big congratulations also to the couple who got married at the pub down the road the night before!  Big smiles all round.

Sulgrave Manor - Medieval Tudor Wedding - Jousting Tournament with The Cavalry of Heroes - The menacing Dark Knight

If you want to follow the adventures of The Cavalry of Heroes and not miss out on a single dramatic moment then head over to our Facebook and Instagram pages and give us a like and a follow for behind the scenes footage, training and in-team jests!  You can also follow this blog by clicking Follow below.

For Event Organisers: be the first to hear about our new main arena shows, acts and booking opportunities, as well as receive helpful insights about having performing horses at events by signing up to our Event Organisers Email Group.  Find out more here.

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

These beautiful photos are by the very talented Lisa Lucas Photography.