As well as our volunteers, our cast includes horses, sheep,
goats, calves and ducks.
We have built stables, paddocks and water pens for our animal cast, who are looked
after to the highest welfare standards by our Animal Husbandry team.
Our 34 horses include elegant Lusitanos from Portugal and Spain for riding, Wielkopolski carriage horses
from Poland and Kladrubers from the Czech Republic. We also have eight heavyweight Percherons from Normandy,
to pull the carts and wagons on stage. All our horses are grey – so they will stand out at night.
We have a flock of Texel sheep – currently numbering 25, but growing! We are thrilled that our first
lamb has just been born. Our white Aylesbury ducks which will feature in the Georgian
pastoral scene are happily laying eggs for us.
We also have two Pygmy goats called Morgan and Spice. We are also looking for two brown calves to
add to our animal cast. Our pig is due to arrive soon – and her piglets will be born
in time to appear in the first show!