NEWS Read the latest news from us here at The Centre of Horseback Combat We celebrate 250 years since Cavalryman, horse trainer & Trick Rider Philip Astley set up his first equestrian circus shows in a ring in London by Westmister bridge and performances as we now know them were born. Join us here with '250 Years of the Performance Horse' at our centre on Wednesday June 20th 2018 7-9.15pm. We are based on a 2000 acre historical country estate at our stable yard which also celebrates its 250 year anniversary. See how we train horses and riders for performance work including Trick Riding, rearing, human pyramids and more! We are also delighted to have Classical dressage trainer Peter Maddison - Greenwell joining us with his Spanish horses displaying classical movements of the day back in and around 1768. To buy tickets click here: http://buytickets.at/centreofhorsebackcombatltd/158484
natural born winners bbc2 episode 4 horseback archery
Who saw us on BBC2, April 24th, on Natural Born Winners teaching the guys Horse Archery here at the centre before they headed to Japan to try Yabusame?
Well done to them all and especially James Toseland and Iwan Thomas for getting on the horses and shooting!
Moscow trip 2016 - 2017
Keep updated on our British Equestrian Dzgihitovka and Trick Riding Associations Facebook page.
We will be back competing in Moscow with Team GB in July 2018
History in the making.......Karl and I were honoured to have been invited to Moscow, Russia on Feb 10-15th 2016 to be the only UK delegates in a conference to set up the first ever International Equestrian Federation for Dzhigitovka.
This is Cossack trick riding and weapons skills from horseback performed in competitions in Russia for the last 10 years.
International competitors for the first time will now be to welcome to compete in this amazing traditional Cossack discipline.
We were invited to bring over a UK team to compete near Moscow in July 2016 and 2017.
Our riders needed to execute perfect trick riding tricks and be timed on a track and scored but also compete with a Shashka sabre showing cutting skills, shooting off horseback with a bow and revolver, throw knives from horseback and lance skills.
We were delighted to bring home a silver medal in Horse Archery and a third place overall.
Zana is now Head of International Relations for the International Dzhigitovka Federation, Moscow.
Wocket Woy Lends a Hand
Before our trip to compete in Russia, we asked the internet's horse riding expert to pop along and give us some last minute instruction......... it.
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live horse event
We were very excited to have appeared in the main arena at last years Your Horse Live event at Stoneleigh park.
We have just worked on a fun trailer for Sega and Creative Assembly for their new Total War game, Attila, providing horses, riders and location and lots of Horse Archery action! Take a look!
horse and hound
Check out 'Horse and Hound' magazine when they came to learn Trick riding!
We are proud to be featured in the NFU Countryside magazine - Check it out now!
We were also proud to provide our super horses and location for Tatler magazine.
Jupiter, Luminoso and Castizo our Andalucians were all featured in a 12 page fashion shoot.
Oscar our Irish sports horse was also featured in the magazine.
horse archery competition news
Open Horse Archery championships here!
The first ever International Horse Archery Championships, were held here at the centre - Sweden v GB - June 1st and 2nd 2013.
We were proud to host the second International Horse Archery match here between team Holland and team GB on May 24/25th 2014 and we were pleased to announce team GB took victory over the weekend. Well done to all that competed.
Later on in the year we also hosted the International series final match between team GB, Sweden, Poland and Finland on Sept 20/21st 2014.
Well done to Poland for winning gold with team GB a close second.
other horse news
The centre provides trained stunt horses for film and T.V. from flashy Andalusians to stunning black Friesians. Our horses can rear, jump through fire, lay down, bow, used to smoke, battle scenes with weapons and are used to working with cameras and equipment.
We are insured for filming work. See website below for more info.
flexi ride arena
We are proud to have been supported by Equestrian Direct Ltd and now have a new Flexi-Ride arena surface in the arena.
Flexiride™ is the recognised all-in-one surface. We believe it to be the most economical and versatile surface available on the market to date.
bricks trailer release
Bricks' The novel by Leon Jenner is out now.
It was filmed in East Sussex starring Karl Greenwood and Freya Trueman.
this year really got the press buzzing!
The Sunday Telegraph sent a reporter to the Centre to come and try Tudor Jousting in a full Tudor Harness for the DVD release of 'The Tudors'.
doctor who tour
Karl Greenwood finished working with the BBC on Doctor Who Live 'The Monsters Are Coming!' tour playing a Cyberman, Ood, Scarecrow, Judoon and a Winder and the show was a great success!
Now he's back training horses here at the Centre.
we're on TV!
Also seen on BBC 1 Breakfast programme with Mike Bushell coming and having a go at Horseback Archery and now featured in his book, Bushell's best bits.