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Equestrian Razzle Dazzle

Dazzling Horse Displays, Arena Acts & Event Entertainment



What We Do

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Galloping Acrobatics specialise in providing flamboyant vaulting based horse displays, arena acts and entertainment for events and shows throughout the UK. We can cater for many kinds of events and venues. All our shows aim to inspire, delight, enchant and excite, whilst also provide an insight into the amazing world of equestrian performance art.

From the minute Galloping Acrobatics enter the arena you will be mesmerised by the remarkable feats of gymnastic, acrobatic and equestrian skill on display. Gaze in awe as Tinker and Casper thunder past with Rosie standing on their two backs. Laugh as Casper catches things in his mouth before admiring his high stepping Spanish walk. Watch in amazement as Tinker skips around the arena with a giant five metre skipping rope, and then has his bridle removed to be vaulted on at complete liberty. Ask Casper a mathematics question – multiplication or division today? The incredible level of communication between Rosie and her horses will have you enthralled from start to finish. Following each display a twenty minute meet and greet session allows for you to ask questions and interact with all performers – human and equine!

Choose between either two different thirty minute performances, or one forty-five minute act per day (timings include set up and take down). Shows comprise not only vaulting at liberty but also lively commentary from horseback, skipping horses, exquisite equestrian dances and all manner of trickery imaginable on the back of a horse. All performances also contain high speed Roman riding - with a twist! With beautiful vintage inspired costumes, up-beat sound tracks and plenty of razzle dazzle, Galloping Acrobatics is excellent entertainment for events throughout the UK and a proven show stopper.



Who We Are

Rosie -
Since 1995 when Rosie first became involved in Equestrian Vaulting she has been passionate about performing. Competing on the British Team from 1995 until 1998, Rosie retired from competition in 2004. She then followed up her interest in alternative equestrianism by joining the Devil's Horsemen, working there full time before returning to University to finish her degree in Equine and Human Sports Science in 2006. Since then Rosie has worked for the Devil's Horsemen on a freelance basis regularly performing in many of their horse displays, both nationally and internationally. From 2007 until 2011 Rosie was a primary member of Jive Pony, again performing arena acts as entertainment for events all over the country. Since 2006 Rosie has bought and trained two of her own horses, Tinker and Casper, who both appear in the shows alongside her. Rosie is also a Level Two Equestrian Vaulting Coach and has taught people from all walks of life and of all abilities just how special vaulting is. In 2012 Rosie branched out on her own as Galloping Acrobatics. With her love of performance combining with all the skills she has gained in over twenty years, Galloping Acrobatics has proved itself to be a show you'll never forget!

Helen -
Helen's love of horses began at the tender age of 10 when Megan, a Highland pony, entered her life. With the local Pony Club nearby to fuel her enthusiasm Helen's passion for all things equine grew, and she has tried her hand at almost every discipline at one time or another, including vaulting. Helen's first (and so far only!) vaulting competition resulted in her coming away with the title of English Pre-Novice Individual Champion! Helen has travelled extensively, but has always been drawn to four legged creatures. She instantly befriended elephants in Nepal and camels in India, before being drawn back to horses in Australia. Helen was discovered by Rosie through Hannah Dawson Equine where she previously worked as an Equine Clicker Trainer, teaching both people and horses. Helen has also spent five summers in Mississippi as a leader at a children's camp, which along with being one of six siblings, has given her the voice necessary for commentating!

Imogen -
Imogen has been lucky enough to have been surrounded by horses her entire life, and has grown up going through the motions of the Pony Club. In addition to some minor eventing herself along the way as she got older (and braver!), Imogen has also groomed relentlessly for her eventing sister, as well as helping another local family with their horsey endeavours for the past ten years. All this combined has given her the experience and patience needed to help with every aspect of Galloping Acrobatics - be it backstage or during the performances! Rosie happened across Imogen at their yard in the Spring of 2014, with Imogen agreeing to help at a show the following week without having a clue what she was getting involved in. During the 2014 season Imogen's amazement at vaulting grew; she has since started to learn herself and now performs alongside Rosie and Helen in the shows, much to her delight!

Tinker -
Born: June 2002, Belgium
Height: 16.1hh
Sex: Gelding
Colour: Bay Tobiano
Breed: Belgium Warmblood Cross
Tinker was bought by Rosie in June 2006 as an unbroken four year old stallion, fresh off the ferry from Belgium. Despite everyone's qualms about him Tinker took to training unbelievably quickly, and performed at his very first show less than a year later – still as a four year old stallion! Within a few weeks he unfortunately became a five year old gelding, but went from strength to strength with each passing season. Tinker has performed in arena acts all over the UK - from Scotland to Cornwall, Wales to Norfolk, and everywhere in between – he has even been over to Denmark to take part in a show. Tinker is a phenomenal horse who Rosie would be totally lost without, although he does have an impressive turn of speed when he feels like it – he is the inspiration for the galloping in Galloping Acrobatics!

Casper -
Born: May 2005, Holland
Height: 16.1hh
Sex: Gelding
Colour: Bay Tobiano
Breed: Dutch Warmblood Cross
Rosie bought Casper at two and a half years old in September 2007, as a match for Tinker in the horse displays. Since then she has been steadily teaching him what life as a performer is all about. Casper learns extremly quickly and has a huge array of tricks which he loves to perform in front of an audience – everything from saying 'yes' and 'no', to catching things in his mouth, spin pirouettes and bowing down - and endless more besides. Casper is a fantastically imaginative horse and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face with his antics – who knows what he'll get up to next!

Where We Go

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We provide horse displays, arena acts and entertainment for events across the UK. Tinker and Casper are experienced travellers, having visited London, Yorkshire, Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Denmark, Devon, London, Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Kent....to name but a few!

2016 Calendar

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Gallery

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Please note these images show Rosie, Tinker and Casper performing in all sorts of different horse displays and arena acts, not necessarily as Galloping Acrobatics



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Contact

Please feel free to contact Rosie either by telephone or email:

Landline: 01938 559085
Mobile: 07843 200464
shows@gallopingacrobatics.com