All-Steps Formation Riding Festival presents The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art.
Join us for a musical celebration of formation riding with the world-famous Portuguese School of Equestrian Art. They are bringing a full team of 24 horses and their riders to the UK with a show to wow not only all horse lovers but non equestrians too.
Alongside the Portuguese team will be our very own All-Steps team of riders with their exciting and moving lights routine, first seen at the Horsemanship Showcase. We can’t wait to show the audience that formation riding is for all riders from teenagers to retirees, and all horses no matter the breed, size or age.
Be prepared to be wowed by Gallien Gauiter and his intrepid team of stunt riders and all the thrills that this team bring with them. We also have performances from a fabulous team team of skilled Shetlands and their riders, a beautiful ballet performance from Mia Rodley of Heart of Horsemanship, a pad a deux from the Working Equitation GB Champion Holly Barber and her partner Freddy Steele from Steelhorse amongst others. The performances will include live vocals with a feel-good factor before changing to the traditional music.
As if the galas weren’t enough, there will be lots of talks and demos throughout the daytime including a talk by the chief rider of the Portuguese school, João Pedro Rodrigues. He will give a fascinating review of the school’s history and also cover how he chooses their horses and what he looks for to make the best version of their dressage horse. The weekend will include over 60 horses taking part in this equestrian extravaganza. It is set to be packed full of showstopping acts brimming with excitement from start to finish.
Why don’t you bring your horse along and try out one of the clinics in either Liberty, Piaffe or Formation. We will also have the very first championship competition in formation riding over both Friday and Saturday daytime timetable so get practicing and come and show us your skills.
Why not join us in an exclusive after show party where you will get to meet and greet some of our amazing riders for a well deserved drink at the end of a jam packed day! (Price includes first drink on arrival)
Doors Open: 8.30am
Gala Begins: 9:30am
Evening Performance: 7pm onwards