French “freedom rider” Jean Marc Imbert, who trains his horses bareback, makes his UK debut at The Royal Horse Gala this weekend.

As well as showing how he can control his horses by voice and body language alone, Yelo, Jean-Marc’s stunning lead horse, will perform a solo dressage test without saddle, bridle or rider.

Other attractions include theatrical productions featuring Lipizzaner, Lusitano, Andalusian, Friesian and Arabian horses from classical riding schools across Europe.

The show takes place at The O2 in London, with matinee and gala evening performances on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September.

Tickets, from £25 for adults and £20 for children, are available from the O2 on 0844 856 0202 and on line from www.kililive.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk,
www.eventim.co.uk and www.ticketfactory.com