Le Cadre Noir come to the UK
By Rebecca Gibson
19 November 2010 15:47
Le Cadre Noir de Saumur is coming to the UK for the first time ever. The Famous French Riding School, one of the most prestigious horsemanship schools in the world, will wow audiences at London Earls Court from 20-22 May 2011.
Le Cadre Noir de Saumur is world renowned for its incredible complex horsemanship. Visitors will see the riders performing spectacular movements including the famous 'airs above the ground' and the magnificent 'croupades et cabrioles'.
Le Cadre Noir de Saumur dates back to 1825 when it provided training to the Officers of the French Cavalry and gets its name from the black uniforms that are still used today. Fifty horses and 22 riders will travel to London where their performance will be accompanied by musicians from the European Symphony Orchestra, creating an outstanding spectacle which brings together sport, art and culture in an unforgettable experience.
Colonel Jean-Michael Faure, Commander of Le Cadre Noir de Saumur said: "We are thrilled to be coming to London to perform for the British public in such an iconic venue. For our first UK show we are creating something special. It's a huge honour for us to be able to showcase our skills and heritage to an audience that is so dedicated and proud of its own equestrian and military tradition."
Organisers are predicting tickets will sell quickly as there are just three performances on the 20th, 21st and 22nd May. Tickets go on general sale on Monday 22nd November and can be booked by phoning the 24 hour ticket line on 0844 338 0000 or by visiting www.bookingsdirect.com
Fri 20th May, 7.30pm: £60 / £50 / £40
Sat 21st May, 7.30pm: £65 / £55 / £45
Sun 22nd May, 4pm: £60 / £50 / £40
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children), Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd: £160 / £200
Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children), Saturday 21st: £180 / £22