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Tuesday 14th October 2003
Spirit of the Horse comes to Malvern
Still from Spirit of the Horse
Still from Spirit of the Horse
Europe’s largest touring equestrian show featuring the world’s finest daredevil Russian horsemen is coming to Malvern for the first time.

Equestrian Theatre
Three Counties Show Ground
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The show stars 30 magnificent horses

The show will take place at The Three Counties Showground, Malvern from Thursday 20th November to Sunday 23rd November

Show times: Thursday/Friday 5pm and 8pm

Saturday 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm

Sunday: 2:30pm and 6:00pm

Adults £16, £24, £32, Concessions £12, £16, £24

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Spirit of the Horse is described as "a unique bonding of horse and human in spectacular and creative dramatic entertainment."

Spirit of the Horse is in the Equestrian Touring Theatre at the Three Counties Show Ground from Thursday 20th November to Sunday 23rd November.

Starring 30 magnificent horses, the lavish production includes magnificent Arabians, Friesians and Lusitanos; thundering Cossack horses descended from the Don, Akhal-tek and Tersk; spirited Shetlands contrasting the giant grace of the gentle Shire; and the poetic motion of stunning Andalusians – the classic horse of Spain.

Still from Spirit of the Horse
Still from Spirit of the Horse

One of the many highlights of the show is The Ali-Bek Cossacks of Cavkas.

In a demonstration of the outstanding trust between horse and rider, the Cossacks perform what appear to be impossible feats on their mounts galloping at speeds of up to 25 miles an hour.

Led by Mairbek Kantemirov the grandson of the founder, the Ali-Bek Cossacks were formed more than 75 years ago to preserve the traditional skills of their unique style of horsemanship.

They have become the best-known daredevil riders in Russian cinema, appearing in more than 200 films and creating the stunt riding techniques that are still used in films throughout the world.

Staged in an equestrian theatre, the show combines music, dance and verse to demonstrate the beauty, skill, loyalty, intelligence and courage of the horse.

Silver the Connemara

Appearing in his debut season with the show is a remarkable star, Silver, a six year old Connemara with a highly developed and wicked sense of Irish humour.

Bought at auction by a former cowboy nicknamed Texas Ollie, the horse has developed his show business career after refusing to be trained as a riding horse.

Instead he showed that he had a natural aptitude for interaction with Ollie with hilarious results.

Within a couple of years he had become one of the most-talked about horses in Ireland Man’s relationship.

The horse at work and play is a central theme of the show portraying the love and respect that bonds horse and human.

The legends, myths, magic and magnificence of the most potent symbols of loyalty, courage and freedom made this an unforgettable event.

After each performance the audience can visit the ‘stars’ of the show, the horses, and meet their riders in the specially designed stable pavilion.

We are giving away five family tickets (2 adults and 2 children per ticket) as prizes, you can find out more here.

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