of the Horse is described as "a unique bonding of horse and human
in spectacular and creative dramatic entertainment."
of the Horse is in the Equestrian Touring Theatre at the Three Counties
Show Ground from Thursday 20th November to Sunday 23rd November.
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.
from Spirit of the Horse
of the many highlights of the show is The Ali-Bek Cossacks of Cavkas.
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.
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.
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.
in an equestrian theatre, the show combines music, dance and verse
to demonstrate the beauty, skill, loyalty, intelligence and courage
of the horse.
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.
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.
he showed that he had a natural aptitude for interaction with Ollie
with hilarious results.
a couple of years he had become one of the most-talked about horses
in Ireland Man’s relationship.
horse at work and play is a central theme of the show portraying
the love and respect that bonds horse and human.
legends, myths, magic and magnificence of the most potent symbols
of loyalty, courage and freedom made this an unforgettable event.
each performance the audience can visit the ‘stars’ of the show,
the horses, and meet their riders in the specially designed stable
are giving away five family tickets (2 adults and 2 children per
ticket) as prizes, you can find out more here.