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Above left: Yelo, the most talented of Jean-Marc’s horses found the afternoon a little bit boring! Left: Patrick has worked alongside JeanMarc for almost 20 years

Niko otherwise known as ‘the Joker’ just wants to please his master

this that he made his first public that is rarely matched. When appearance. A career as an Yelo, a stunning palomino takes engineer followed, but in 1993 to the stage as Pegasus, he will after his first proper show, Jeanbe wearing a set of wings that Marc left to pursue a new life as have 2,000 hand-dyed feathers, ‘le cavalier de liberte’ or each painstakingly stuck in ‘freedom rider’. place to create the desired look. Jean-Marc’s training as The workings inside the wings an engineer has been the have been designed with both backbone of his dazzling horse and rider safety in mind, performances ever since. His another benefit of Jean-Marc’s meticulous eye for detail engineering expertise. ensures that each display is For Jean-Marc and his team, planned to perfection and every it will be their first performance costume and prop is made by in England, when they come Local Rider:Layout 1 8/7/10 15:11 Page 1 him, allowing a quality and to London in September, and detail in his equestrian show whilst we may have heard little

of him here he so far, his show is world famous. 2,000 shows, 2,500,000 spectators, 580,000km and 15 countries - and if the statistics aren’t enough JeanMarc is the only European artist to have taken his horses to Australia. Having spent an afternoon watching Jean-Marc and his colleague Patrick Faure practising in the sand arena, it was my turn to have a go. Riding Santana, I learned to turn left and right, as well as start and stop, before heading off on my own on a totally free

horse, not even a rope around his neck. Whilst only managing to walk and trot the feeling was exhilarating and left me wanting to learn more. When Jean-Marc’s team joins the other displays at the Royal Horse Gala, you can be sure that it will be a show for all the family, there will be moments of beauty and moments of the spectacular as well as moments that will have you sitting on the edge of the seat. What is for certain is young or old the Royal Horse Gala is an event that shouldn’t be missed.

in association with N.J. HÖFLING presents

SEPTEMBER 2010 SATURDAY 11th 2pm & 7pm

Royal Horse

SEPTEMBER 2010 SUNDAY 12th 2pm

a spectacular horse gala featuring the most noble breeds presented by Europe’s top riding masters Lusitano SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE French horse whisperer JEAN-MARC IMBERT who trains his horses bareback using only his voice

Friesian

Arabs

Andalusian

from the riding from the Royal Stud from the of the Netherlands Spanish Riding centre of Jean-Marc Imbert School Caballos Espanoles

from the stud farm Ismer in Ströhen, Germany

Lipizzaner from the original Lipica Stud Farm

THE O2 ARENA LONDON 0844 871 8803 TICKETS ALSO AT KILILIVE.COM • TICKETMASTER.CO.UK • TICKETFACTORY.COM For senior citizens, group tickets and young persons discounts go to KILILIVE.COM For hospitality tickets go to MARKBUTLER.CO.UK, tel: 020 7603 6033

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