Monthly Archives: August 2012
New event ADRENALINE, produced EquiCirque in London 16-18 November will be headlined by Lorenzo, the world famous “Flying Frenchman”. Lorenzo’s incredible show of 12 grey Lusitano horses has to be seen to be believed. Performed in the arena without bridle or saddle and including flying over jumps while standing on the back of his horses, the show relies entirely on the beautifully trained horses and the relationship and trust between them and Lorenzo.
Britain’s top event riders will be out in force at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre’s second affiliated event of the year on September 9 and 10. The Rotary Club will once again be manning the gates and all proceeds of the £5 per car entrance fee will be donated to the Children’s Hospice South West’s Its Childsplay appeal. Last year’s gate collection was for Shelter Box, and a temporary home was sent to the Congo as a direct result of donations on the gate. In May this year nearly £1500 was raised for Its Childsplay.
Well after all the build-up, it’s here! The world’s best athletes have descended upon London for possibly the greatest sports event on earth over the coming weeks. And to build on the excitement Visit Wales is challenging people to head for Wales on holiday and have a crack at some medal-themed challenges!
Equestrian events are some of the first to get underway, but you don’t have to be horse-riding hero to have fun in the saddle. Wales has a host of riding options on offer – whether you’re a virtual beginner, a holiday hacker or keen to progress to higher things.