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Cavendish Horses

Bolsover Castle, Castle Street, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Cumbria, S44 6PR
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Cavendish Horses


Saturday 6 April - Sunday 6 October 2019
Bolsover Castle

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. Behold breath-taking displays of horses in training, as they refine the methods created by one of the great equestrian masters and former Bolsover inhabitant, William Cavendish.

There are three different types of shows (see separate dates below) on during every Saturday and Sunday (except May 25-26th, 8-9th June, 13-24th July and 24-25th August). The show run at 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm.

Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

The art of Manege

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.

6th & 7th April
20th & 21st April
4th & 5th May
18th & 19th May
29th & 30th June
6th & 7th July
31st August & 1st Sep
7th & 8th Sep

Power and Grace

With their elegant Spanish horses, the Atkinson Action Horses will amaze you with a demonstration of skilled horsemanship displaying the complicated movements of Cavendish's time which are also as relevant today. Atkinson Action Horses are one of the leading trainers of horses for film and TV, having featured on Poldark, Peaky Blinders and many more. Benjamin Atkinson is trainer to the Royal Equestrian Club of Dubai. Please note that photography and filming is prohibited during the displays.

13th & 14th April
11th & 12th May
15th & 16th June
22nd & 23rd June
27th & 28th July
14th & 15th Sep
28th & 29th Sep

From Manege to Dressage

Be amazed as Peter Maddison Greenwell and the Spanish horses of El Caballo de Espana demonstrate classical horsemanship and the heritage behind the long-held tradition of displaying horses. Peter will explain in this fascinating demonstration why these classical methods are still relevant today. International trainer, Peter, believes correct classical training promotes welfare and longevity in horses.

27th & 28th April
1st & 2nd June
20th & 21st July
3rd & 4th August
10th & 11th August
17th & 18th August
21st & 22nd Sep
5th & 6th October

Opening Times

Cavendish Horses (6 Apr 2019 - 6 Oct 2019)

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