FESTIVAL REVIEWS

Huge critical acclaim has been extended by guests, performers and industry professionals. There's reams of rave reviews below in several carousels which you can scroll left and right.

Year one in 2022 was much loved, but with a few challenges staging such a huge event for the first time. In 2023 four sold out shows were flawless, exceptional production values elevated The Festival into a sensational, soul filling, and super high end event. It's a South West home grown show of World class standards. Through continuous innovation and improvements, each year we go bigger than ever before. Come and join us for year 3, we promise you a truly memorable experience.

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Absolutely sublime

Absolutely sublime. We loved it. We look forward to next year to come see you guys again. Safe journey home to all

Jamie Marie Grady
"The Essence of Iberia"

Fantastic achievement! You really captured the essence of Iberia this year as well as our wonderful horses! I loved the 4 Flamenco dancers who did the routine with the wooden staffs, such precision and skill. Thank you for all your hard work and effort

Heather Moffett
Touches your soul

Absolutely amazing and beautiful show, spellbinding, profound touches your soul, unforgettable and magical experience 

Amanda Smith
A wonderful spectacle

Ash Piper's picture has captured one of my favourite parts of the show. Córdoba Ecuestre showed such skill, power, grace and passion, the flamenco, the horsemanship and of course the horses themselves! A wonderful spectacle that will stay with me

Valerie Horlick
Truly spectacular

What an amazing experience. Truly spectacular show, thank you

Eleanor Curtis
Breathtaking

Thursday evening was honestly breathtaking. Your entire team should be so proud

Sophie Sums
Incredible

Thank you Fleur, Paco and your whole team for this incredible show

Frédéric and Magali
Brilliant

Brilliant show, enjoyed every minute!

Christine West
Inspirational riders

An amazing show, beautiful horses, inspirational riders and a great venue

Lisa Davies
Beautiful and emotional

Loved our visit on Sunday! Beautiful and emotional. Best wishes to all the people and the wonderful horses

Brenda Wise
Great atmosphere

We had a great time, the show, food, drink, shopping, great atmosphere

Lynne Brogden
Superb performances

What a wonderful show, superb performances!!

Gill McEvoy
Incredible horses

Loved the Friday evening show. Absolutely incredible horses and horsemanship

Alison Gorringe
Brought tears to my eyes

An amazing evening loved every minute and as others have said one particular performance brought tears to my eyes. Well done to all concerned and see you next year.Thank you

Greta Ireson
Such passion

Yet again breathtaking, even better than last year. Such beautiful horses and such passion.

Christine Devine
Loved every minute

Loved the show every minute of it, absolutely incredible. We were there the first night and it didn't disappoint

Maureen Munro
Beautiful horses

Made me cry; made me laugh...beautiful, beautiful horses and so glad I got to meet this elegant, soulful beauty at the end

Kerenza Jelbert
Tears of Joy

Absolutely incredible show. Brought tears of joy to my eyes. Thank you

Shaz Sharples
Truly amazing

Amazing show. Our family had the most amazing day on the Sunday matinee. Well done to all those who put this show on, it truly was amazing

Phillipa Coates
Thoroughly enjoyed

We thoroughly enjoyed the show, thank you so much

Eileen Brooks
Light and happy

This was the best bit of the show for me. The Doma Vaquera horses were just beautiful- so light and happy in their work

Bex Hallewell Hayward - CEO
Definitely going again

It was so amazing, absolutely loved our day and evening there on Friday. Will definitely be going again next year

Jean Rogers
Awesome show

Congratulations for running such an awesome show and filling all those seats!! I really enjoyed the matinee today after competing yesterday.xx

Andree Lucy
It was amazing

We went on Saturday night. It was amazing the whole show. Thank you all. See you next year xxx

Angie Hole
Roll on next year

It was so very great 2nd year in a roll xx roll on next year xx

Debbie Elliston
Absolutely Incredible

Absolutely Incredible Evening we loved it and can't wait to come again

Matt Goldsmith
Moved us to tears

Loved every moment, moved us to tears at times. Looking forward to seeing you again next yea

Lyz Elliott
Magical evening

Magical evening creating a wonderful experience

Liz Schaad
Great food stalls

We went on Friday night, Amazing show better than last year, also great food stalls to enjoy beforehand. Well done

Debbie Maher
Magical day

Brilliant show awesome and so beautiful I had a magical day thank you to everyone involved

Carol Ann Robinson
Mesmerising and moving

Simply Superb. Thursday night show was mesmerising and moving. Well done to the whole team for an amazing production which will long remain in our hearts and minds

Karen Parkes
Loved it

Loved it beautiful and will love to see it again thank you for travelling to us

Caroline Cann
Fantastic

Fantastic a truly unbelievable show

Catherine Parker
One of the best.

What a great late birthday present four days down westpoint Devon county show ground seen lots of tremendous displays over the years and that was one of the best. Frederic Pignon topped it

Andy Hickman
Skiĺl passion intrigue

Skiĺl passion intrigue so much emotion from the artist with so nany horses. Unforgettable

Sarah Jane Winship
Unforgettable

Thank you for all your showmanship and hard work and the same to all of the horses of course !! Saturday evening was unforgettable XX

Jo Ellis
Absolutely stunning!

I bought tickets and drove my Mum (79) from Dorset to see your show, within 30 seconds we were both in tears, absolutely stunning! The connection between horses and owners absolutely beautiful, well done all round, absolutely loved our time shared with you

Lynn Conlin
Wonderful show

Thank you for a wonderful show, it was amazing

Christine Jinks
incredibly memorable

Amazing, Thankyou for an incredibly memorable evening

Katherine Irwin
Amazing

What an incredible show it was amazing to watch all the super stars

Aga Pomes
Wonderful experience

Thank you for a wonderful experience

Barbara Dixon
The lift I needed

This was the lift I needed to watch this amazing show of horsemanship passion and work put in by everyone, with so much pleasure in what they do

Kim Northcott
Costumes were heavenly

Absolutely stunning, beautiful riding, beautiful horse and the costumes were heavenly

Isobel Street
Sound and lighting fantastic

It was amazing the sound and lighting was fantastic and really set the atmosphere. Thank you everyone for making it possible

Emma Hudson
Couldn't have been done better

The show was fantastic, well done. Wouldn't want to miss any of it... Couldn't have been done better. XXX

Sue Boylett
Highly emotive

Brilliant performance and highly emotive watching the beauty of the horse and their interactions with Frederic

Linda Smith
Special experience

Thank you to everyone involved for such a special experience can’t wait until next year.x

Hana Had
Absolutely breathtaking

Absolutely breathtaking and magical

Barbara Pincombe
One of the best things I have ever seen

t was one of the best things I have ever seen -I was there on Saturday and watched the evening show and it was breathtaking x

Melissa CottrellI
I actually shed tears of joy

Feeling so grateful to have spent the First and Last days of the show with these magnificent, Magical and truly Breathtaking Horses. The beauty of these Awesome creatures and the bond between them and their Human Companions is palpable. I actually shed tears of joy. An experience I will NEVER forget.

Nuala Sikorski
The real deal

They were incredible... It’s rare to see such fantastic riding these days, absolutely THE REAL DEAL

Perry Wood
Bravo

Truly magical. Bravo

Nuala Sikorski
Wow wow wow!

Wow wow wow! Definitely will be back next year with my friend and some of our children. It was amazing. Thank you so much! I don’t get away from the farm often, it was such a treat xxx

Hannah Palmer