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Dressage returns to Bolsover

Dressage displays are returning to Bolsover Castle in the Riding House where in the 1630s William Cavendish first introduced to England the ballet style horse performances.

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Bolsover Castle gears up for summer of dressage

A rider performs dressage at Bolsover Castle Credit: ITV Calendar

Bolsover Castle is getting ready to host a summer of dressage displays. Every weekend from Easter to September horses will be performing in the site's Riding House where William Cavendish first introduced specialist 'horse ballet' techniques into 17th Century England.

Cavendish is widely considered to be the father of modern dressage which saw a rise in popularity following last year's gold medal success at the Olympic and Paralympic games. His techniques are now being brought back to life with baroque music and traditional period costumes.

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