Horsemanship Through The Ages At Battle Abbey
Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 June
skills from Roman times up until the First World War will go on
show in a triumphant celebration of horsemanship through the ages
at Battle Abbey, East Sussex, on Saturday 7 - Sunday 8 June.
Roman soldier, Norman Knight, Armoured Knight and cavalrymen from
the English Civil War, Napoleonic Wars and the First World War will
make a dramatic and colourful spectacle as they demonstrate historic
horseback skills ranging from archery and pistol firing to trumpet
playing. Wearing authentic military uniform and with horses correctly
dressed in the saddlery of each period, members of top equestrian
historic interpreters, The Troop will be in the ring at 1pm
and 3pm on both days.
a show-stopping appearance on horseback at each display will be
the striking young Queen Victoria, dressed in full riding costume
and seated - according to royal custom - sidesaddle.
highlights will include historic ploughing techniques and cavalry
living history displays will be open to visitors from 11am.
is just £8 for adults, £6 for concessions and £4
for children (free for under 5s) with a 50% discount for English
Heritage members. A family ticket is available, price £20.
For further site information, call Battle Abbey on 01424 773792.
are hundreds of English Heritage events in 2003 for all the family
to take part in and enjoy, ranging from Elizabethan Festivals marking
the 400th anniversary of the death of Elizabeth 1 to Heritage Quizzes.
The spectacular Festival of History at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
on August 9 and 10, is the must-see of the season. For a free diary
of events, call 0870 333 1183 or visit www.english-heritage.org.uk