London, England – November 08, 2022 – The London International Horse Show is delighted to announce the addition of La Garde Républicaine as one of the spectacular international acts set to be part of the five day Show.
The world-famous French Cavalry regiment, which includes over 450 horses, is one of the most renowned branches of the French Gendarmerie, responsible for special security duties in the Paris area and providing guards of honour at official ceremonies. They will be bringing their historical performance “Le Carrousel des Lances” to London. This particular display has never been seen before in the UK and is quite spectacular – it features 27 riders divided into four quadrilles, each under the order of an officer. Adorned with traditional plumed helmets, Napoleonic sabres and lances, Le Carrousel des Lances will not disappoint.
La Garde Républicaine were much admired for their precise riding when they last performed at The London International Horse Show in 2018 and are sure to impress once again. They will be joining a programme that offers the 90,000 strong audience a remarkable range of competition and displays. Everything from the very best of international equestrian competition in the FEI World Cup™ qualifiers and the London Grand Prix to the traditional crowd favourites; The Puissance, The Shetland Pony Grand National, The Kennel Club Dog Agility and, of course, Father Christmas himself.
Colonel Gabriel Cortès, commanding officer of the cavalry regiment of La Garde Républicaine, said: “We are very proud to have been asked to come to London to perform Le Carrousel des Lances, particularly as it is the first time that this display will be seen in the UK. It is a great opportunity to show London’s audience the history of the French Cavalry and celebrate the role and importance of the regiment in today’s society.”
Show Director Simon Brooks‐Ward said: “We are delighted to welcome La Garde Républicaine to The London International Horse Show and are really looking forward to seeing The Carrousel. I know that they will put on a fantastically intricate and highly skilled display and that it will be a highlight of the entertainment at this year’s Show.”
For more information, including how to purchase tickets to The London International Horse Show, visit www.londonhorseshow.com.
Source: Press Release from Revolution World for The London International Horse Show
Photo: © Garde Republicaine / D. Mendiboure