Stables Weekend - The Victorian Horse, Hawk and High Society

Date

Sat 30 Jun & Sun 1 Jul 2018 

Time

11am - 4pm

Location

Audley End House and Gardens 

Suitable For

Everyone

Falconers on horseback at Audley End House and Gardens

Witness graceful hawks and glorious falcons in flight as our expert falconers demonstrate the art of training, exercising and hunting on horse back.

Please note bird species subject to change.

Event timetable:

Picnic Lawn

10.30am - Hawks Rise, visit the hawk mews to see the birds before they set to the skies.

11.30am - Training the Horse and the Hawk, horse and hawk must be trained to work as a duo to ensure a good day's hawking. Come and watch how this training begins.

1.30pm - Victorian Falconry, marvel at a thrilling aerial display of rural skill by our Victorian falcons and falconers.

3.30pm - A Display of Mounted Falconry, Come and see horse and hawk working together and discover how a horse can improve a day's hawking.

5pm - Hawks to Roose, the Bird Mews closes.

Stable Yard

10.30am - Preparing the High Society Horse, appearance is everything in Victorian High Society. Watch as the horses are prepared for a day of entertaining.

12.30pm - Classical Dressage; from Tradition to Today, come and watch as James Fillis, Victorian classical dressage trainer, gives you an insight into the history and elkegance of this beautiful equestrian display.

2.30pm - Schooling the Young Dressage Horse, learn a little about the training of a classical dressage horse as James Fillis put his skills into practice while schooling a young Spanish stallion.

4.30pm - Classical dressage, from tradition to today. Come and watch as James Fillis, Victorian classical dressage trainer, gives you an insight into the history and elegance of this beautiful equestrian discipline.

5pm - Horses to Bed, after a busy day delighting the crowds the horses need to be washed down, fed and left to rest. See how our groom settles them for the evening.

Prices

Type Price
English Heritage members Free
Adult £18.10
Child, 5-17 years £10.90
Concession £16.30
Family £47.10

Price Notes

Ticket price includes entry to event and site.

How to book

Tickets will be available to purchase at the event site on the day.

How to find us

Address
Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JF
Location
Essex, East of England

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