Don’t miss Festival of Horsemanship

NOW in its second year,  the Festival of Horsemanship is back in West Sussex  on Saturday and Sunday June 4 and 5, offering an outstanding day out for families and horse owners alike.

Set in the lovely surroundings of Gaston Farm at School Hill, Slindon, near Arundel, the date of this action- packed equestrian event should be firmly in every horse lover’s calendar.

Equine visitor to the vintage bar at the last show Photo: Luke Gee LRG Photography

Equine visitor to the vintage bar at the last show Photo: Luke Gee LRG Photography

 

It is exceptional value with entry just £6. This top class festival offers a feast of displays, demonstrations and all manner of equestrian skills will be on view to impress all visitors-young or old, horse owners or non owners.

There will be everything from exciting horseback re-enactment displays in full period dress with fighting, through to the South East Parelli team explaining how a horse thinks and how to establish a strong relationship with your own equine.

Crown and Empire display Photo: Luke Gee LRG Photography

Crown and Empire display Photo: Luke Gee LRG Photography

Elsewhere, Dan Bazin and Grant will show how to establish a close relationship with your horse and there will be Practical Horsemanship demonstrating Monty Roberts gentle methods of training.

Natasha Olivant of Olivants Equine Diplays will be looking at common positional faults and demonstrate how the way we sit on a horse can directly affect its movement and overall success in the saddle as rider.

Sue Gardner is a horse agility associate instructor who will show how horse agility is an equine sport that has a focus on developing confidence in a horse and rider/handler. Her skills will help prepare riders for many things that can happen when leaing, riding or training horses.

Sputh East Parelli team Photo: Luke Gee LRG Photography

South East Parelli team
Photo: Luke Gee LRG Photography

British Dressage rider Nikkie Hawkins is set to impress with a superb dressage to music display followed by the rare chance to watch her in the saddle as she offers an educational demonstration with Corstan Rogue Trader, aka Harry. 13.2hh Welsh Section C bred by Nicole Musson of Corstan Stud.

He is currently competing at Advance Medium. Using Harry she will show how to improve riding and achieve the maximum from a horse and that you don’t need a  17hh warmblood to be successful in British Dressage.

Don’t miss this event. Tickets can be obtained by ringing 07817 626476 or email enquiries@festivalofhoremanship.com

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