Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

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Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

Steve_Moss_5554

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

Steve_Moss_5554

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

Steve_Moss_5554

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

Steve_Moss_5554

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Art of the Ménage – Cavendish’s Horses

Steve_Moss_5554

Witness expert horsemen in flamboyant 17th century costume, training for art and battle to baroque music in the spectacular surroundings of the Riding School at Bolsover Castle.

Expert in historic horsemanship Dominic Sewell and his Historic Equitation team will reveal more about the famous training techniques of Cavendish and their majestic horses will demonstrate traditional moves and skills of the time. Suitable for all, perfect for those with an appreciation of skilled horsemanship and an interest in the history of riding as an art form. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

Our displays take place at the following times:

  • 11:30 – 12:00
  • 13:30 – 14:00
  • 15:30 – 16:00

Faraon

Faraon is a Friesian cross stallion, he was imported from Spain in February 2017 by Historic Equitation. He arrived with well-established work both ridden and in-hand which has only been improved upon. Faraon has been a valuable asset to the team since his arrival.

Roles:

  • Marshall’s horse
  • Classical horsemanship
  • 15th Century jousting horse

Speciality:

  • Piaffe
  • Spanish walk

 

 

Previous Appearances:

  • Marshall horse at Carisbrooke Castle for the Grand Medieval Joust of Good versus Evil!
  • Marshall horse at St George’s Day Festival at Wrest Park 2018
  • Horse for the Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley at Kenilworth Castle’s Elizabethan Event 2018

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Horsemanship

Horsemanship

Following in the steps of the English riding master William Cavendish, the Duke of Newcastle, we showcase the skills and majesty of 17th Century horsemanship. Performing in Cavendish’s own indoor riding house within the spectacular setting of Bolsover Castle, Historic Equitation demonstrate the art of classical dressage using the Duke’s well documented humane training techniques.

The display at Bolsover Castle is suitable for all the family, from spellbound children to adults (with or without a knowledge of equine practices). The highlight of the show for many are the haute école movements or Airs Above the Ground, due to the power and control that is demonstrated. At the end of the performance, riders and horses alike greet the audience to answer their questions. This is excellent for younger children as they are able to get up close to the horses.

The movements and training highlighted in the Bolsover performances can be incorporated into a lecture demonstration for those interested in either the history of the riding house or the technical details of horsemanship itself.

 

In 2017 Peter Maddison-Greenwell represented Historic Equitation at a lecture demonstration at Newmarket Open Weekend, to showcase how classical dressage underpins our modern equestrian practices. The demonstration was the only non-racing performance of the day and was received with high praise.

Would you like to see the horses and riders of Historic Equitation demonstrate their strength and refined skills when performing the art of classical dressage? If so then cast your eye across the Events page where you will find details of the performances at Bolsover Castle along with other venues and sites around the country.

Alternatively, if you would like to host a clinic or demonstration at your venue then do get in touch!