Lights – Camera – Action! Atkinson Action Horses have spent the past twenty years training horses and riders for Film & TV.
With recent credits from Poldark, Victoria, Peaky Blinders, The Living and the Dead & Hippopotamus – it is guaranteed this elite force has at some point invaded your TV screen!
Now for 2019 it is time to saddle up, strap in and hold on tight – as this fearless team of stunt riders are taking their unique display on a tour all around the UK. Get ready for an astounding display of tricks and stunts normally reserved for only TV and the Big Screen. All in front of your very eyes.
Be prepared for your heart to be in your mouth as you watch the riders demonstrate astounding acrobatics.
Non stop action from start to finish! As Honda’s official and the UK’s number one motorcycle display team, the Bolddog Lings 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 12 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 on board 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.
Through two world wars and over a 100 years of dramatic change, the Royal Welsh Show still stands, through the grit and determination of the people.
On each of the four days, the main ring will see a musical extravaganza celebrating 100 years of farming and welsh culture. Complete with both traditional and contemporary music, song, dance and commentary, a procession of some of the earliest faming machinery to the most up-to-date technology available today will be cleverly choreographed into a breath-taking display for all to enjoy.
The spectacle will also feature Wales’ finest, Shân Cothi wowing the crowds whilst on horseback and X Factor finalist, Lloyd Macey.
Join us to celebrate… the power of the people, the power of community, the power of agriculture, the power of unity!
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.’
Meirion’s sheep dog and duck demonstrations are designed to showcase the amazing talents of border collies and the communication between handler and dog. His demonstrations are informative, educational and highly entertaining. They are also interactive, allowing hands-on adult and children participation. Meirion provides his own humorous commentary as he uses a combination of commands to guide his dogs and cooperative (and sometimes uncooperative) Indian Runner ducks around a course that includes tunnels, slides and pens.
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 2019 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.
What are you waiting for? Avoid the queues at the gate and take advantage of the advance ticket prices, by buying your ticket online now.