Churchill at the Gallop
Everyone thinks they know about Winston Churchill but few realise that horses were a part of his life from the very beginning and one of the defining elements of his courage and character. Brough Scott will take the audience on a thrilling ride around the equestrian pursuits and passions of our “Greatest Briton”. We will follow Churchill from galloping his pony around Blenheim Park to striving to top the riding class whilst army training at Sandhurst, leading a famous cavalry charge in the Sudan, hunting foxes in Leicestershire, jackal in Cape Town and wild boar in France with Charlie Chaplin. As a young officer, he won races in India and scored a hat trick in the Polo Cup Final, and at the other end of his life, he turned his hand to racehorse breeding.
Other events on the 11th October 2018
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