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First ever equitation performance in Scotland

Renowned equestrian performer Freddy Steele is set to make history at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair in Perth this July with Scotland’s inaugural equitation performance.

First ever equitation performance in Scotland

Article Source: GWCT Scottish Game Fair
Last Updated: 6 June 2024 11:38

Freddy Steele and “The Spectacle of Equitation”

Scheduled to take place at the picturesque Scone Palace on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July this show promises an unforgettable experience for attendees.

Freddy Steele, a distinguished horse trainer and equestrian performer, has a passion for Iberian horses and boasts an impressive resume that spans across the globe. Freddy’s expertise shines through his commitment to a deep understanding of horse behaviour and innovative approach to training, bringing in a variety of horsemanship techniques from around the world. His highest world ranking being 9th in 2019 for Cossack trick riding, emphasises his reputation in the realm.

Partnering with Freddy is the talented Holly Barber, an international equitation rider and trainer, with a wealth of experience dating back to the age of 13. Together, Freddy and Holly have combined their love for horses to create “Spectacle of Equitation.” The show combines Lusitano horses performing in traditional costumes, with ground performers, fire, and circus, creating an effortless dance between horse and human.

Expressing his excitement, Freddy Steele remarked: “It is a tremendous honour to debut our new equitation performance in Scotland, and we are thrilled to bring this unique spectacle to Scone Palace. We aim to leave a lasting impression on the audience, showcasing the beauty and grace of the equine artistry.”

David Gibson, Country Manager at Stable Events who organises the SGF, echoed this sentiment. He said: “The SGF is an exceptionally entertaining weekend, catering to a variety of people. We are proud to develop the experience year on year and the addition of Freddy’s show this year will bring a truly unique and spectacular feature. It is the perfect example of the innovation and creativity we strive to showcase, and we look forward to witnessing the magic they will bring to Perth.”

If you are headed to the SGF, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained all weekend long. From fly fishing to falconry, clay shooting to cookery demos, working dogs to wild food. Scotland’s best food and drink will be showcased in the Kitchen Theatre, and there will be plenty of dining options. Relax with friends in the bar and soak up some sunshine in the beer garden. But be sure to head back to the Main Arena on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July for Freddy’s showstopping performance.

The GWCT SGF is renowned for its expansive selection of exhibitors, seeing over 450 artisans, independents and specialists pitch up, alongside hundreds of activities, shows and entertainment, making it an unmissable weekend and an important calendar event for the sector.

For more information on the GWCT SGF or to book tickets, visit www.scottishfair.com

Image credit: Laura Jones of Atmospheric Imagery

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