Show Dates 2019 – Get Ready for Amazing!

With our 2019 season off to a flying start with some super performances,  we’re all really excited for a fantastic line up for the rest of the year!   With shows all across the UK, The Cavalry of Heroes will be entertaining crowds and families from the beautiful Kent coast right up to stunning Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

Click here for a list of our Show Dates in 2019

If you haven’t had a chance to catch our newest trick riding show: Highwayman Adventure yet, don’t worry as we’re performing it next at Lambeth Country Show in London.   And for those of you missing your favourite Knights and their noble steeds you still have a chance to catch them and meet some of our newest horses (including Batman!) at shows across the country.

Click here for a list of our show dates and pop them in your diaries for a fun family day out.  We even have a brand new show this year bringing to life the adventures of Robin Hood and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham at the iconic Robin Hood Festival at The Great Oak in Sherwood Forest.

Also you will actually get to meet the riders and your knights as well after you have seen the show and even have your photograph taken with them!  You can also see the real stars of the show, the horses at most of the venues and if you follow us on Facebook we will be featuring each of the horses over the next couple of weeks with never before seen photos and videos so you can choose your favourites 🙂

Remember to check back on the website often as bookings are still being taken and the list of dates will be updated here.  Follow us also on Facebook and Instagram for behind the scenes images and the latest up to date information about our wonderful shows.

We’re so proud to be going to some amazing venues this year and we look forward to meeting you there!

From Marc, Catherine and the Riders of The Cavalry of Heroes, have an epic rest of the day! xx

Click here for a list of our Show Dates in 2019

WW1, Heavy Horses and the Sea at Melplash Show 2018

What a wonderful country show on the Dorset Coast!  Surrounded by spectacular beaches and grouped together with the most gorgeous Heavy Horses, we were pleased to have been asked to honour the horses of WW1 with our 100 year tribute show.

We have learnt so much this year about the horses of WW1 from our own research but also from the stories told to us by show visitors, and Melplash was no exception.  With one particular story from a lovely lady who is 96 years old about her brave father who fought in the first world war, who had to leave his artillery horse behind, which left me in tears.  We also heard about a local horse who was incredibly lucky to have returned home from the War and how a local lady’s broodmare is now pregnant with that horse’s great great grand-foal.

What we love so much about shows (as well as performing!) is talking to people between our performances and hearing their stories as well as talking to them about our beautiful horses.  I am very grateful to have 8 such lovely horses who we, as a team here at The Cavalry of Heroes, get to work with everyday.

At Melplash Show, we had six of our boys with us (Guinness, D’artagnon, Zorro, Curioso, Harry and Apollo) all enjoying the fresh sea air!  They performed beautifully and we couldn’t have been prouder of them and all the hard work that Marc has done in training them to form this very special relationship.

We’d like to say a special thank you to the organisers of the show (especially Lucy who was there to greet us with a smile when we arrived and couldn’t have been more helpful) and the stewards in the horse area in their stylish white coats making sure everything went smoothly and seeing us safely to and from the main arena.

Also a special thank you to Mark Margetts for his excellent photography.

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, Instagram and Twitter 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 and see our other Past Performances here.

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.

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

The Cavalry of Heroes xx

Jousting at the Game of Thrones Festival in Kent

What a fantastic time had by The Cavalry of Heroes team at Thronefest!  Game of Thrones fans put together an excellent event to celebrate all things related to the George R Martin books and to the film series.  Filled with actors from the TV series as well as appearances from the animal stars; the wolves and the ravens.

The Cavalry of Heroes Thronefest Game of Thrones Medieval Jousting Lannister vs Stark

We were asked to attend to put on a Game of Thrones inspired Jousting Tournament, with our Knights on horseback and what fun we had!  As some of our riders have been fortunate enough to ride as part of the TV series under The Devils Horsemen, we made the most of who they looked like, so let me introduce to you: King of the North (after coming back from holiday in Barbados), Marjory Tyrell, Big Finger and the Golden Lannister!The Cavalry of Heroes Thronefest Game of Thrones Medieval Jousting Jon Snow

On the first show of the day we had an audience that was 6 people deep around the arena with those at the front having to sit down to allow for those at the back to see. Most of the lovely crowd were cheering for the King of the North, representing house Stark (“what are we doing here… we should all be riding north…. We need to head north to fight the white walkers” – in your best Yorkshire accent!).  The atmosphere was buzzing, and the riders and horses loved it!

Thronefest The Cavalry of Heroes Game of Thrones Themed Medieval Jousting Sword Fight Stark vs Baelish Terry Marsh

Not only were we jousting we were asked to provide some terrifying White Walkers on horses, including the Night King himself. Special mention has to go to our two White Walker riders who did an absolutely superb job terrifying the visitors as they came through the gates.  You might recognise the two horses as Asgard and Zorro, our beautiful black Friesians.

Thronefest The Cavalry of Heroes Game of Thrones Themed Medieval Jousting Whitewalker on Horse

Our other horses at the show included our beautiful Andalusian Stallion Curioso Maximus, our Irish Cob X Guinness and our appaloosa brothers Harry and Apollo.

For its first year, this celebration of all things Game of Thrones, was brilliant and can only get better in the future.  Well done to the event organisers and volunteers who you could tell just loved being able to be a part of such a great day.  A special thank you to the mother and daughter team who were looking after our horse area and escorting us to and from the arena – thank you.

The Cavalry of Heroes Thronefest Game of Thrones Medieval Jousting Tyrell vs Baelish Little Finger

With a long drive back home ahead of us from Kent, The Cavalry of Heroes team set off back home to the Welsh Border, with only a little regret that it hadn’t been a two day festival as being near the seaside in Kent was rather lovely.

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, Instagram and Twitter 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 and see our other Past Performances here.

Also, take a look at Terry Marsh’s Photography Facebook page as he has captured some truly fantastic shots of our Joust, some of which you can see here.

For Event Organisers: if you would like to book us for your event 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.

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.

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 and stay warm!

Show Dates 2018 – Get ready for amazing!

What a fantastic year 2018 was! To see where we are performing next in 2019 please see our Show Dates page.

Looking forward to a really exciting 2018!  With shows all across the UK and Ireland, The Cavalry of Heroes will be entertaining crowds and families from the beautiful Devon coast, up to the magnificent Peak District with some detours including London, Dublin, Norfolk, Suffolk, Wales and Cheshire, to name but a few.

The Cavalry of Heroes’ 2018 Shows dates have now been added to our website and you can find the page here.  Make a note of our shows near you and pop it in your diaries for a fun family day out to catch one or both of our shows this year: WW1: Horses and Heroes remembering the role horses played in The Great War which ended 100 years ago this year, and our epic Medieval Jousting Displays featuring our infamous Dark Knight Lord Pengdragon.

You will actually get to meet the riders and your knights as well after you have seen the show and even have your photograph taken with them!  You can also see the stars of the show, the horses, at most of the venues and you can let us know which one is your favourite.

Remember to check back on the website often as bookings are still being taken and the list of dates will be updated here.  Follow us also on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for behind the scenes images and the latest up to date information about our wonderful shows.

We’re so proud to be going to some amazing venues this year and we look forward to meeting you there!

P.S For any Event Organisers reading this sign up to our Events Organisers Quarterly Email which provides useful information about having horses at events as well as important information from The Cavalry of Heroes including when bookings open for 2019 and the new shows that we have coming up.  If you would like The Cavalry of Heroes to perform at your event or show then please fill out our Show Enquiry Form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.