We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Marshall will be joining us for most of our shows of the 2017 season.
Jonathan Marshall has earned his reputation as one of the worlds leading display falconers over the last 30 years. He has provided falconry shows at some of the largest outdoor events in the UK. He has worked on many film and television projects which have featured his unique work that includes hang gliding with Golden Eagles and skydiving with Peregrine falcons.
Not content with just flying birds of prey, Jonathan introduced dancing Spanish horses into his display and trained both birds and horses to work together. The falcons chase a swung lure at over 100 mph while the horses perform high schooled dressage moves such as Piaffe, passage and Spanish walk. The carefully choreographed duel is performed to beautiful music and takes on a balletic flavour. Costume and showmanship make this a display like no other and was recently featured on BBC1′s Countryfile and then repeated on their ‘best of ‘ edition.
His ‘Free Spirits Show’ is a unique display which combines ancient horsemanship skills with the medieval art of falconry. When married together and accompanied by beautiful music and costume this show becomes a spectacle like no other. The carefully choreographed performance is exciting, emotional and incredibly beautiful.