Cossack stunt show

Daredevil stunts, racing and high speed action

Camilla Naprous and her daredevil team returned to Watergate Bay to perform a stunning Cossack stunt show on Saturday 27 June 2015.

Not everyone can say they’ve had Christian Bale, Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender on their backs, but Prince the horse can. He and the rest of The Devil’s Horsemen will be taking a break between film sets to wow the crowds at this year’s GWR Polo on the Beach.

With more than 70 horses, each highly trained in various stunts and staring in films such as War Horse, Braveheart and Les Miserable and Game of Thrones, Camilla and a selection of her team and horses took a break in between filming to perform top-class stunts and acrobatics… and more.

Descendants of the Golden Horde and Genghis Khan, the Cossacks are a group of Russian military warriors famous for staging the only ever successful winter invasion of Russia. The horsemanship of the Mongol Cavalry was most effective in military history and these battle techniques have now been transformed into acrobatics on horseback.

Riders need more than just physical fitness, gymnastic ability and a taste for danger. They have to have a willing accomplice in the form of a horse who enjoys tearing along a full gallop while its rider hangs at impossible angles from its back, vaulting, or even standing on the saddle.

Finger’s crossed they can return again in 2016!

 

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