The French National Horse Riding School is coming to the UK for three performances next year.

Le Cadre Noir de Saumur will perform its debut UK show at Earls Court in London on Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May 2011.

Visitors will see the riders performing spectacular movements including the famous “airs above the ground” and the “croupades et cabrioles”.

Le Cadre Noir de Saumur was established in 1825 to train the officers of the French Cavalry. It gets its name from the black uniforms that are still used today.

A total of 50 horses and 22 riders will travel to London next year. The performances will be accompanied by musicians from the European Symphony Orchestra.

“We are thrilled to be coming to London to perform for the British public,” said Colonel Jean-Michael Faure, commander of Le Cadre Noir de Saumur.

“For our first UK show we are creating something special. It’s a huge honour for us to be able to showcase our skills and heritage to an audience that is so dedicated and proud of its own equestrian and military tradition.”

Tickets go on sale today(Monday 22 November). Tel: 0844 338 0000 or visit: www.bookingsdirect.com

For more information visit: www.cadrenoir.fr