Equine entertainment at Equus

  • This year’s Equus exhibition is packed with displays and demonstrations to entertain and inform visitors

    This year’s Equus – The Horse Event looks set to be even better than last year when more than 18,000 equestrian enthusiasts flocked to London’s Docklands for the inaugural exhibition.

    Taking place at the ExCel exhibition centre, London on 4-7 April, this year’s event features clinics and demonstrations with top equestrian personalities including:

    • World champion event rider, Blyth Tait
    • Olympic dressage team member, Richard Davidson
    • International show jumper, Tim Stockdale
    • Former international event rider and top trainer, Lucinda Green

    The main arena has been extended to seat twice as many people as last year, so visitors can enjoy the main arena displays of equine sports and training methods.

    There is also the opportunity to find out more about polo, horseball, polocrosse, side-saddle, indoor driving, vaulting, and western.

    Also featured in the daily timetable is expert advice from horse behaviour specialists Kelly Marks and Gary Witheford, who will be explaining their methods at the event.

    Horse whisperer, Michael Peace, will be demonstrating his “Think Equus” methods when backing the ILPH’s mascot, Bob the Cob, live at the event on Thursday afternoon. This will be the first time Bob, who is taking part in the event to celebrate the ILPH’s 75th Anniversary, has been sat on.

    This year’s event also includes a two-hour Equus Evening Extravaganza, described as “pure entertainment”.

    The evening performance looks set to be a great night out for all the family, with The HawkMaster Display, which combines horse and birds of prey, dressage entertainment by John and Charlotte Lassetter, and Tanya Larrigan and the Mini Marvels’ interpretation of Riverdance.

    The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery will also be in action, plus there is original entertainment from The Legend of Spain, which incorporates Andalusian horses and flamenco dancers.

    View provisional timetable of events atEquus

    For tickets call (tel:0870 121 5330) or visit www.equusevent.co.uk

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