2 DAY COURSE -17th & 18th October 2013 Due to popular demand and the sell out success of our 5 day intensive Horse Riding for Actors courses, Skills4Actors bring you the brand new series of Specialist Horse Riding Skills.

The first in our series is COMBAT RIDING FOR FILM. This two day residential course will teach you three key special combat riding skills, usually associated with battle scenes: - Horse Archery, Trick Riding and Riding for film including Drill Riding, as seen in programmes such as Game of Thrones, Camelot, Merlin, Knights Tale and War Horse.

"The course was very well planned and run, the teaching was exemplary, the horses were beautiful, I came away feeling genuinely confident about being in the saddle and I cannot for the life of me remember when I had such a good weekend. To be cantering hands-free while firing a bow and arrow having never been on a horse before felt absolutely fantastic. The only drawback was the bruising on my arms from pinching myself to remind me I was there for professional reasons! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."
- Gavin Marshall (Actor)

Day One - Thursday 17th October 2013
AM Session - "Riding for Film/TV"
Learning how to ride at a walk trot, canter and gallop, hitting your marks, riding with one hand, how to ride with a flag/ sword, drill work (riding in formation like the King's Troop) and cavalry charges. This session encompasses the skills you would need to feel confident when filming a big military horse scene such as those in War Horse.

PM Session - "Horse Archery"
Taught by qualified archery instructors, you will first learn to use your longbow from the ground, learning to nock and blind nock and master speed loading your arrow. Then you will mount a specially trained horse to practice nocking on the move as you ride down the archery run firing your arrows at the targets.

Day Two - Friday 18th October 2013
AM Session – “Riding for Film/TV”
Continued from day one’s AM session.

PM Session - "Trick Riding Lesson"
Taught by equity registered stunt man, Emmanuel Lafon, within the safety of an enclosed arena with specially trained horses (on the lunge) you will learn the basics of classical vaulting techniques and performing gymnastic manoeuvres on the back of a moving horse. Then progress on to the authentic Cossack trick riding saddle learning a variety of basic vaults, tricks and stands.


Dates: Thursday 17th & Friday 18th October 2013

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Cost: £350 (or £330 for CCP members) INCLUDED IN PRICE:- 2 days of horse riding (4 specialist sessions), use of facilities, Thursday Lunch & Dinner, Thursday night accommodation, Friday Breakfast and Lunch.
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE: - Transport to and from Warwick

To book a place (or for more information) email Simone Kaye or Cicely Tennant at: info@skills4actors.com
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