The Devil’s Horsemen
The Devil’s Horsemen love returning to their roots to entertain live crowds when they are not filming – an experience that is as invigorating for their horses as it is for their riders. For audiences, it is a fantastic opportunity to meet the famous equine stars and to witness them perform enthralling film-set stunts and tricks in real life.
Originating on the Russian Steppe, The Cossacks are famed for their horsemanship in military history. During times of peace, their daring battle techniques were transformed into acrobatics on horseback.
The Devil’s Horsemen’s fully choreographed show includes trick-riding, a Roman-riding race, liberty acts, carousel displays and a classical high school dressage display with full commentary and background music.
For this show, our team needs physical fitness, gymnastic ability and a horse who enjoys tearing along at a full gallop, while it’s rider performs hangs, drags, vaults, and saddle stands.
A “worthy” addition to the 130th Yealmpton Show
We are very pleased to announce that the RMVCC will be conducting a field gun demonstration and their Corps of Drums will be putting on a display in the Main Ring at 3pm.
With their traditional motto ‘Be Worthy’, an ethos to which they expect all of their cadets to aspire, the RMVCC are all volunteers, including instructors who are a mix of former serving Marines and cilvilians.The first Royal Marines Cadets were formed in 1901 at what was then the Royal Marines Artillery barracks in Portsmouth (now home to the Corps Museum), and were called the Royal Marines Artillery Cadet Corps. Soon expanding to Chatham, Plymouth, Deal and Lympstone, the title changed to Royal Marines Volunteer Cadet Corps when they joined with their Royal Naval Cadet colleagues in the 1910s. Formed in 1904, the Plymouth Division was one of the first RMVCC units and has always been based at RM Stonehouse, the traditional home of the Royal Marines in Plymouth. The unit is well supported by 30 Commando IX Group RM, also based in RM Stonehouse, as well as HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM. … read more