New for 2023, the exceptional equestrian artist, Santí Serra will be a top Main Ring attraction.
Acclaimed as the ‘Spanish Horse Whisperer’, Santí will perform his mesmerising choreography act with his Arabic horses every day of the show.
The display is natural dressage, capturing the beauty of the horse’s movement, and the harmony between animal and man.
Santi has been working in shows around the world for fifteen years, and has attended International Shows such as Fieracavalli, Equitana, Dublin Horse Week, Olympia London, Longiness Los Angeles, Beziers, Longiness Hong Kong Master, Qatar, and now the Royal Welsh Show!
As the UK’s number one motorcycle display team, the Bolddog FMX team base their show around the world’s largest and most sophisticated mobile landing system.
The show features the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart stopping tricks as usually only seen on TV. The team set the standard 15 years ago and now continues to push the boundaries of FMX and lead the way for all motorcycle display teams.
The team also provides an informative onboard commentary by the riders even talking to the crowd while performing a trick flying 35ft in the air.
Between displays the public are invited to the interactive stand where they can get a closer look at the bikes and meet the riders. A complete package to give value both on and off the machines.
The Falcons are the UK’s premier military parachute display team, based at RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, they display at venues all over Britain and Europe throughout the year. They have performed many times for the Royal Family and heads of state and set records and introduced many exciting innovations into formation skydiving.
The Royal Air Force is responsible for training and supporting all UK Airborne Forces. As well as providing a distinctive demonstration of freefall and canopy skills during the display season, each Falcons Team member undertakes continual advanced training as Parachute Jumping Instructors in preparation for future employment in support of the Parachute Regiment, the Royal Marines and other specialist units.
Last year marked the 60th anniversary for the display team and the Falcons decided to change the display format from previous years. One of the most popular parts of the new display is the carousel, we hope you enjoy it!
(Monday and Tuesday only)
Roger & June James have been Professional Falconers for over 30 years, and have given Falconry Displays throughout the UK and abroad, flying nearly all the species of Birds of Prey that can be trained, from large Eagles to tiny Pygmy Owls.
With many of their birds they have appeared in Films, Operas: Rigoletto, and Television: The One Show, Spring-watch, and Countryfile. Their Film “Flying with Kites” with Iolo Williams won two Welsh Baftas, and the same Red Kites can be flown by their clients on the hills around Abergavenny.
On the Educational side, they provide School Visits, Care-Home Visits, and “After-Dinner” Talks, as well as offering assistance and advice to Police Wildlife Officers and Veterinary Nurses. At their Centre in Abergavenny, they offer Falconry Courses to suit all ages and abilities, as well as Stag & Hen Parties, Birthday Parties, and other Group Activities, which often include Archery.
Of course they both still hunt with their Falcons during the season, and Roger is the Chairman of the Welsh Hawking Club, which has members throughout the country.
A farmer born and bred, Meirion has been around border collies all his life. He is the third generation of his family to be involved in the art of training, competing and demonstrating with his border collies all over the country.
Meirion appears regularly on TV and has been on three series of the very popular BBC programme ‘One Man and His Dog.’ He has been featured on many TV programmes including the BBC ‘Countryfile’, ‘The One Show’, SKY1 ‘Pet Nation’ and recently on the ‘Farmers Country Showdown’ and ‘Songs of Praise.’
Within his display Meirion will inform the process from having a pup to the skills and tips needed to train your sheepdog. The dogs used by Meirion are Border Collies by the names of Helen, Carlo, Sam, Jess & Megan and they will be guided around the sheep using a series of voice and whistle commands.
During the display Meirion will invite a member of the audience into the ring to have the opportunity of working one of his dogs around a small flock of sheep.
The Tristar carriage driving team have had a busy year. Firstly, displaying the coaching team at the Grand National, Aintree for the Royal Mail, who were promoting the launch of a new range of postage stamps featuring past winners of the Grand National.
Another very memorable occasion was being invited by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to drive the coaching team on Sandringham Estate, Norfolk. A fantastic day that ended with having dinner in the company of the Duke.
Displaying in the Royal Welsh Show every year is considered a great honour and privilege, as well as being enjoyable.
At the end of September, the Tristar coach drove along the historic route from Carmarthen to Cardiff, a distance of 85 miles, in memory of Mrs June Williams, who sadly passed away on Christmas day 2015. Three teams of horses were used and were changed over every 10/11 miles. The journey was spread over three days starting from the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel in Carmarthen and ending in the grounds of Cardiff Castle. A staggering figure of £10,180 was collected along the way for the charity Welsh Hearts (Calonnau Cymru). The money raised will be used to purchase 10 life-saving defibrillators to be installed in suitable places along the route.
The Regimental Band of the Royal Welsh is one of the very few all-brass bands within British Army Music, drawing players from the South Wales region’s rich brass band heritage and culture to its ranks. All musicians are members of the Army Reserve and commit to the Band around their civilian occupations.
The Band & Drums has a continued presence at the Principality Stadium performing to rugby fans Worldwide.
The Band & Drums have also travelled extensively abroad to counties including Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, France, Canada, Italy and Australia. They have entertained audiences the World over at a number of military tattoos, including the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo – the world’s largest indoor show of its type. Other notable highlights include performances in the Sydney Opera House and also at the Royal Variety Performance.
Every day you’ll find a 12-hour programme of exciting entertainment, attractions and displays at the Royal Welsh Show. Check out our timetables to find out what’s on each day.
The 2023 version of the Royal Welsh App is available to download. A handy bilingual tool including an interactive map, full timetable, latest results and loads more, including information on traffic, the local weather and details on staying safe at our events and within the local area.
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