Daredevil stunts, spectacular displays of agility and legendary horse-riding skills are just some of the impressive tricks on offer from The Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team, one of three brand new acts making their debut at Chatsworth Country Fair this year.
The world famous stunt team from Kiev will be joined by The Essex Dog Display Team and The Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers to make up the roster of never seen before acts performing in the prestigious Grand Ring, along with an action-packed schedule on all three days of the show, with many more acts to be announced.
Back once again by popular demand, the Red Arrows, who were last seen at the Country Fair in 2013, will be flying in full formation to the delight of the crowds to close the show on the final day with a stunning display of aerobatic prowess.
After thrilling Olympia crowds at the London International Horse Show in December, the Cossack stunt team will return to the UK to perform the routine which originates from ancient battlefield tactics used over 300 years ago. With mind-blowing stunts that include balancing on a saddle whilst galloping at full speed and concealing themselves under the horse’s flank and hanging from a stirrup with just one leg, the group promises an energetic show sure to keep the entire family on the edge of their seats.
Held in the beautiful Chatsworth parkland surrounding the house in the heart of the Peak District, audiences will also be able to enjoy the performances of renowned military group, The Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers, who will perform a medley of traditional army marches, as well as a selection of well-known hits and current chart toppers.
Appearing at numerous state occasions, the band continually achieves wide public recognition through its many broadcasts, recordings and concert performances, most notably playing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and, to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, numerous army bases across Afghanistan.
The Essex Dog Display Team will top off the action packed schedule of new talent, with 10 various breeds of dogs and their handlers carrying out an exciting display of ambitious exercises and agility obstacles throughout the three day event, which may even see them jumping through flaming hoops!
A big hit with royals and celebrities alike, the team has performed in venues ranging from the grounds of Blenheim Palace and Windsor Castle to the studios of Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
This year Chatsworth Country Fair promises bigger and better entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, with other highlights including British Scurry & Trials Driving, Charlotte Hill and her Birds of Prey, a Vintage Car Parade, Allcomers Dog Racing with Adrian Francis, a Hound Parade and a selection of Mounted Games.
In the Fine Food Village there will be the chance to take inspiration from top chefs demonstrating in the Cookery Kitchen, enjoy lots of top quality food on site as well as plenty of shopping opportunities for delicious treats to take home.
Around the showground, there are plenty more wonderful shopping opportunities, plus of course all the old favourites from the classic fairground rides, to have-a-go Dog Agility to Vintage cars. With children under 14 admitted free, the Chatsworth Country Fair is great value for a family day out.
Gates open at 9am each day. The box office is now open for advance tickets. Advance tickets are available from £18 while children under 14 get in free. For more information and ticketing options, including a 10 percent discount for online booking, visit www.chatsworthcountryfair.co.uk
The Chatsworth Country Fair can also be found at www.facebook.com/ChatsworthCountryFair
Chatsworth House and Garden are open throughout (normal admission applies). The farmyard & adventure playground are closed during the fair. www.chatsworth.org
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1. Chatsworth House Trust: The Chatsworth House Trust is dedicated to the long-term preservation of Chatsworth House, the art collection, garden, woodlands and park for the long term benefit of the public. The charity promotes the study and appreciation of Chatsworth as a place of historic, architectural and artistic interest and of natural beauty, and encourages the use and enjoyment of Chatsworth by visitors for education and recreation.
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