Sylvia and Prazer at the Ladykirk Demonstration 2011
Photos - Allegra Loch
Normally, I am willing to accept bookings for an average of 3-4 major public performances with my own horses per year. These may take the form of musical displays or full day or evening Demonstrations outlining and showing the classical teaching methods. Dates need to be booked several months in advance and my charges vary according to the type of event required, time and distance travelled and content, etc. Normally, we bring two Lusitano horses working at Advanced level. An indoor school, with a good surface and sound/public speaking system is required (clip on lapel mike).
The riding/explanation part of the Demo may include guinea pig riders and/or horses, and there is always ample time given for questions and answers afterwards. On some occasions and at bigger venues, we have attracted audiences of up to 500 people.
I have given major Demos at The Royal Mews, Towerlands, Stoneleigh, West Wilts, Addington, Harwood Hall, Stags End, Osbaldeston, Gleneagles, the Highland Riding Centre just to name a few. Overseas Demos have not involved my own horses, but again, using guest horses, these have taken me all over the world on teaching and lecturing tours.
The arranging of venue and PR is the sole responsibility of the hirer/organiser but all the events in which I have participated to date appear to have run at a healthy profit for the organiser, often with a charity benefiting from a well advertised programme."
Memories from Myerscough Equestrian College CRC 15th Anniversary Event
organised and presented by Sylvia
Guest trainer Pedro Neves; guest rider - Jo Oakes with Fiddle
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