|Proposed Attractions for The Main Ring 2015
9am – 6pm
|Young Horse Showjumping|
|Scurry Driving – Small Ponies|
|Ridden Hunter Championship|
|Display of Classic Cars|
|Devils Horseman Chariot Racing|
|Scurry Driving – Large Ponies|
|Side Saddle Costume Concours
|Oxfordshire Area Show Jumping Trial|
|Parade of Hounds & Beagles|
|Cattle Parade and Presentations|
|Devils Horesmen Stunt Riding|
|Heavy Horse 2 Wheel Cart Driven Championship|
|A4 Show Jumping Competition|
|Final of Scurry Driving
followed by Championship
Scurry racing is one of the world’s most exciting, action-packed equestrian sports. Crowds gasp and cheer as a pairs of ponies pulling stripped-down carriages weave their way through a series of obstacles at break-neck speed. As the drivers urge their ponies on to notch up the fastest time, their grooms battle to keep the carriages from overturning.
The Devils Horsemen – Chariot Racing
Probably the fastest most thrilling display of horsemanship you will ever see. Gerard’s fully choreographed chariot races, using 2 and 4 horse teams, have been playing to crowds all over Europe for years. The Charioteers and horses especially are trained to display a no-holds barred philosophy, hard-bitten performers, guaranteed to satisfy the blood lust of even the most demanding Roman Emperor.
Our Chariot races are as real as those held in the Coliseum 2000 years ago and just as dangerous, “only our best horseman take part”. It is not uncommon for our chariots to lose wheels and charioteers as they cut each other up on the bends. The horse teams take a lot of controlling as they achieve speeds in excess of 30 m.p.h
The Devils Horsemen – Cossack Trick Riding
“The Devils Horsemen” and the origin of our famous troupe’s name. The Cossacks originated on the great Russian Steppe, successors and descendants of the Golden Horde and Genghis Khan who staged the only successful Winter invasion of Russia in history.
The horsemanship of the Mongol Cavalry was the most effective in Military history. Now in peace time these battle techniques have been transformed into acrobatic on horseback. Our riders need more than just physical fitness, gymnastic ability and a taste of danger, they have to have a willing accomplice in the form of a horse who enjoys tearing along at full gallop, while it’s rider is hanging at impossible angles from it’s back, or vaulting, or even standing on the saddle!